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.

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.

Small Pours Leave Little to Whine About Small Pours Leave Little to Whine About

This is where the fun begins, as drinkers have the ability to pivot among wines without buying bottles.

Hilton College Highlights Beverage Management With Wine Lab Hilton College Highlights Beverage Management With Wine Lab

In a country where chefs are the rock stars of restaurants, wine is making huge strides in terms of sales.Recent articles indicate that the U.S. ranks highest in wine consumption, edging out those more traditionally associated with the grape, such as Italy and France. 

Hot Beverages on the Market Hot Beverages on the Market

Editor’s picks for labels that will distinguish your restaurant’s beverage program.

Wine’s Passionate Memoir Wine’s Passionate Memoir

A trip through France’s wine regions introduces the complexities of centuries-old stories.

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