Champagne > prosecco, officially
The country’s passionate love affair with prosecco has run out of fizz, the Telegraph reports. Four years after being knocked off the top spot, Champagne has regained its title as the U.K.’s favourite bubbly alcoholic beverage, with sales of it outstripping those of prosecco thanks to an “aggressive pricing campaign by French producers”. Toast its return to prominence (or mourn the ousting of its Italian rival) at one of Eater’s pick of London’s best cocktail bars, or consider a spot of button-bothering...
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The Champagne Room at Bob Bob Cité. 150 of the wines and champagnes are offered in large formats up to methuselah. Our collection of Château d’Yquem goes back to 1928. And the spirits list includes 75 vintages of Armagnac by the glass, going back to 1988. #bobbobcite #bobbobcité
And in other news...
- Tesco has temporarily taken jars off its own-brand clear honey off shelves after tests conducted by Richmond Council suggested that it was adulterated with syrups made from sugar. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating; Tesco insists the product is “100% pure”. [BBC]
- From octopus in an “inappropriate relationship” with butternut squash to Ed Sheeran’s “slightly repeaty” lamb meatballs, pannings abounded in this week’s crop of London restaurant reviews.
- Canvassing in a marginal seat? Don’t miss Eater’s refuelling guides. First up is Battersea in south-west London.
- Good tweet:
In Thai, when we eat something that’s not to our taste,— Pim Techamuanvivit (@chezpim) November 24, 2019
we don’t really say
“I don’t like this”
“this is bad”.
We say “I don’t know how to eat this” (กินไม่เป็น)
Just a big tiny difference.