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.


Wine Collections

Presentation, pairings, and personalization to local wineries are among factors to consider when curating the perfect wine list.

National Wine Week Becomes a Month-Long Affair

The all-new Steak & Wine Month was launched to give more guests more opportunities to participate in Wine Week festivities

All Shula's Steak Houses Earn Wine Spectator Award for 4th Consecutive Year

All Shula's Steak House locations will be honored for the fourth consecutive year by Wine Spectator Magazine with their 2015 Award of Excellence. Wine Spectator'
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Cooper’s Hawk’s Lux Pinot Noir Earns 99-Point Achievement

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants had a 99-point achievement at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, California, for their Lux Pinot Noir.

Carmello’s Wins Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Virginia, recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2015 Award of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

South Carolina Festival will Host Dinner With Michelin-Starred Chefs

The dining experience is in celebration of euphoria's 10th Food, Wine, and Music Festival

Faire Earns 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Faire Steak and Seafood was honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards.

Reset the Wine Clock

Milwaukee sommelier Nate Norfolk, who sells wine to restaurants through distributor Purple Feet Wines, thinks wine dinners often get stuffy and formal, making it difficult for him to work the room

Wines by the Glass

Sampling, selling, and food pairings are all made easier with single-glass pours.