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.


Italian Wines Sparkle Against Champagne

Italy’s wine culture faces a conundrum.

NRA and Craft Beverage Expo Partner for Upcoming Events

In an effort to unify the craft beverage community, a partnership was announced between the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the Craft Beverage Expo.

Meritage Restaurant Restyles Menus and Interiors

Meritage, known for its excellence in wine and food pairings, is stepping into a new era of wine and food this spring with an exciting design transformation and enhanced menu. 
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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

California Wine Intensive Course Coming to Vegas

Not every trip to Las Vegas includes tasting wine with the San Francisco Wine School.
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The Grapes of Craft

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

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

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

Promise Lands

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