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.

 

Bubbly Wines Add Sparkle to Any Meal

From the ceremonious uncorking of the bottle to a fizzy build-up in the glass, bubbles are often linked with celebratory events, whether it’s New Year’s Eve, a birthday bash, or a special...

Ruth's Chris Hosts Wine Pairing Dinner on May 1 Ruth's Chris Hosts Wine Pairing Dinner on May 1

On May 1, Ruth's Chris Steak House, will host a five-course, fixed-price dinner at 106 participating restaurants nationwide. The dinner will feature food-friendly wines from Silver Oak Cellars and...

Charleston Grill Offers Rare Wines by the Glass Charleston Grill Offers Rare Wines by the Glass

The proliferation of wine preservation and single-bottle, argon gas systems are creating new opportunities for oenophiles to enjoy rare wines by the glass at some of the country’s best restaurants.One...
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Washington Restaurants Welcome Spring with Outdoor Dining Washington Restaurants Welcome Spring with Outdoor Dining

At long last temperatures are climbing and Washingtonians are welcoming the return spring and water will soon be flowing to the city’s many fountains, as well as al fresco dining. Warm weather also...

Geja’s Café in Chicago Launches Winemaker Dinner Geja’s Café in Chicago Launches Winemaker Dinner

Geja’s Café in Chicago launches the Giro d’Italia Wine Festival with the Vietti & Scavino Winemaker Dinner on Monday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. With wines carefully selected...

Vintner Hall of Famer Offers Wine Studies Scholarship

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, a 2008 inductee into the Vintners Hall of Fame, has established a scholarship to enable future generations to attend a professional wine studies program accredited by...

Drink Sales Stagnate in Restaurants and Bars Drink Sales Stagnate in Restaurants and Bars

The overall softening in adult beverage is playing out more in restaurants and bars than at retail, according to Technomic's just-released Special Trends in Adult Beverage Report: 2014 State of the...

Red Robin Uncorks Mango Moscato Wine Shake  Red Robin Uncorks Mango Moscato Wine Shake

This spring, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. is rolling out a new adult-only wine milkshake that will give dessert-lovers and wine connoisseurs alike a reason to raise their glasses! Developed by Red...

Current Trends in Alcohol: Whiskey is Hot

Declines in beer, the ongoing demand for premium products, and price inflation across the industry is resulting in dollar increases and volume declines, according to Technomic's just-released Special...

Orange is the New Blanc Orange is the New Blanc

With orange wines, a delightful amber color arises from the varied time that skin is left on grapes during fermentation.
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