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.

 

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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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.

Madrigal Family Winery Opens Tasting Room in Napa Valley Madrigal Family Winery Opens Tasting Room in Napa Valley

On Aug. 1, the Madrigal Family Winery of Napa Valley, a Bacchus Capital portfolio company, opened its new tasting room at 819 Bridgeway in the heart of Sausalito, California.

Tips to a More Approachable Wine Program Tips to a More Approachable Wine Program

This article is part two in a two-part online series about how restaurants can adapt their offerings and menus to wine drinkers. Click here for part one!

The Six Types of Wine Drinkers in Your Restaurant The Six Types of Wine Drinkers in Your Restaurant

This article is part one in a two-part online series about how restaurants can adapt their offerings and menus to wine drinkers. Click here for part two!
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Spazzo in Washington Revamps Happy Hour Spazzo in Washington Revamps Happy Hour

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar in Redmond, Washington, is pleased to announce a new happy hour menu now offered daily in the lounge from 3 p.m. to close.

Warming Up to Wines on Tap Warming Up to Wines on Tap

Ten years ago, Todd Rushing’s peers questioned his notion to tap wine from a keg at TWO urban licks, the restaurant he owns in Atlanta.

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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