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.

 

Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Restaurants Promote 31 Days of German Riesling Restaurants Promote 31 Days of German Riesling

Wines of Germany has once again proclaimed July as the “31 Days of German Riesling” with by-the-glass specials and tastings at restaurants and wine shops across the country.
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Charles Krug Winery to Open Italian Trattoria

Charles Krug Winery will delight locals and epicurean pilgrims to Napa Valley’s wine country on Friday, July 18, when the winery in St. Helena, California, formally opens its Cucina di Rosa Italian trattoria. 
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Umstead Hotel's Sommelier Receives Advanced Certificate Umstead Hotel's Sommelier Receives Advanced Certificate

Hai Tran, sommelier of the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina, has received his Advanced Sommelier certificate by the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of only 13 individuals nationwide to pass the notoriously d

Roussillon Wines Sponsor NYC French Restaurant Week

Leading up to Bastille Day (French National Day), the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) is pleased to announce that it will be the exclusive wine sponsor of the New York French Restaurant Week, July 7-14. 

Capital Grille Brings Back Summer Wine Event Capital Grille Brings Back Summer Wine Event

The Capital Grille announces the return of its signature summertime offering, The Generous Pour Wine Event. 

Texas Restaurant & Wine Bar Showcases Clos Dubreuil Wines Texas Restaurant & Wine Bar Showcases Clos Dubreuil Wines

On June 24, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar is welcoming winemaker Benoit Trocard for a special dinner featuring his Clos Dubreuil wines from a grand cru vineyard in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux.

Macaroni Grill Uncorks Summer with Half-Price Wines Macaroni Grill Uncorks Summer with Half-Price Wines

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is bringing back its Summer Uncorked promotion, its half-off program for wine bottles and wines by the glass, from May 26-June 29.

One Year In: A Belgian Chef Leaves his Mark on D.C. One Year In: A Belgian Chef Leaves his Mark on D.C.

In chef/owner Bart Vandaele's B Too, a giant portrait of a pig snout hangs on one of the walls, peeking out cheekily from behind amber curtains. The snout sits above a corner of the restaurant, perhaps sniffing the guests' waffles or oinking at their selections.

Ruth's Chris Plans Wine Pairing Dinner in June Ruth's Chris Plans Wine Pairing Dinner in June

In time for Father's Day, Ruth's Chris Steak House will host a five-course pairing dinner at 100 participating restaurants nationwide on Thursday, June 12, to celebrate the king of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Eddie Merlot's Announces Expansion Plans Eddie Merlot's Announces Expansion Plans

Eddie Merlot’s, the steakhouse known for hand-cut prime-aged beef, seafood, and an extensive collection of wines, recently celebrated its landmark 10th restaurant opening in Pittsburgh on April 22.

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