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.

 

Cheers, Chef

From crêpes Suzette to fondue, dishes with alcohol have been on tables for centuries. Today, chefs continue the tradition, giving food a boozy boost with beer, wine, and spirits.

Fleming's Offers Choice of 100 Wines by the Glass Fleming's Offers Choice of 100 Wines by the Glass

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar announced today the release of its new Fleming's 100, a selection of 100 wines by the glass, exclusively offered at its 66 locations. 

App Thinks Like a Sommelier and Shapes Wine Lists App Thinks Like a Sommelier and Shapes Wine Lists

Roger Theunissen recalls going out to business dinners with colleagues, bankers, and the like, and never knowing which wine to order.

Wealthy Americans Rank Premium Wines Wealthy Americans Rank Premium Wines

More than two-thirds (70 percent) of wealthy U.S. consumers under the age of 50 drink wine at least once a month, and they're willing to pay premium prices for preferred vintages: an average of $48 per bottle at retail and $64 at a restaurant.
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Carrabba's Celebrates Italian Wine Harvest Season Carrabba's Celebrates Italian Wine Harvest Season

Just in time for the Italian wine harvest season, Carrabba's Italian Grill is highlighting the rich flavors of a traditional Italian cooking technique: wine-infusion. 

Blackbird Vineyards Celebrates 10th Anniversary Vintage Blackbird Vineyards Celebrates 10th Anniversary Vintage

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Blackbird Vineyards is pleased to announce the fall 2014 release of Blackbird Vineyards' Arise proprietary red wine, the first red wine from the highly acclaimed 2012 vintage. 
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California Sommelier Earns Advanced Certification California Sommelier Earns Advanced Certification

At the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, situated 23 miles from the San Francisco International Hotel, sommelier Petra Polakovicova passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Advanced Sommelier Exam.
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Good to the Last Drop Good to the Last Drop

New techniques and tools for wine preservation are keeping bottles fresh for days, even weeks, beyond the first pour.

A Toast to Excellence A Toast to Excellence

Nominated by FSR readers, these beverage programs have more to them than the wine, beer, and spirits on the menu.

Beer and Wines by the Glass Gain Volume Through Summer Beer and Wines by the Glass Gain Volume Through Summer

According to data from GuestMetrics LLC, on-premise beer trends have improved in the latest four weeks, benefitting from the World Cup and driven by improvement in bars.

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