Restaurant Wine News and Trends

From Napa Valley to Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir, FSR Wine Editor Kristine Hansen covers dominant and emerging wine regions, best food pairings with each varietal, and the latest news about wine service in the hospitality industry, leading sommeliers, and seasonal favorites.

 

The Grapes of Craft

While machinery has overtaken some vineyards, many vineyards continue to rely on the patience and perseverance of handpicked harvests.

San Francisco Wine School Offers Two Intensive Courses for Professionals San Francisco Wine School Offers Two Intensive Courses for Professionals

Two programs from the San Francisco Wine School cater to the busy wine professional who doesn’t think about formal wine education.
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The Umstead Hotel To Host Wine Paired Dinners The Umstead Hotel To Host Wine Paired Dinners

The Umstead Hotel To Host Wine Paired Dinners

California Wine Intensive Course Coming to Vegas California Wine Intensive Course Coming to Vegas

Not every trip to Las Vegas includes tasting wine with the San Francisco Wine School.But David Glancy, the school’s founder, says what happens in Vegas can be a career-altering experience.
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Boutique Wines Boutique Wines

There’s something about artisanal, small-production wines—and their storied histories—that suggests less means more.

International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event Rebrands to BAR at NRA Show International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event Rebrands to BAR at NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association announces today BAR (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants) at NRA Show 2015, formerly known as the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. 

Promise Lands Promise Lands

From New York’s Finger Lakes to Michigan’s Traverse City, lesser-known wine regions around the U.S. are gaining prominence.

Modest Growth Predicted for Alcohol Sales in 2015 Modest Growth Predicted for Alcohol Sales in 2015

Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to Technomic's expectations for the on-premise alcohol industry. 

Hall Wines Introduces Culinary Program Hall Wines Introduces Culinary Program

Hall Wines, a portfolio of luxury wineries and tasting rooms in Napa Valley, California, announced plans to kick off a culinary offering at its St. Helena winery featuring celebrity chef MikeC.

Minimal Aftershocks for Wine Supply Minimal Aftershocks for Wine Supply

A California earthquake that hit in August shook up Napa Valley's wine industry, causing $80 million in damage.

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