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.


Women and Wine

A few years ago, Naureen Zaim was—just like any other night—working at Hakkasan in Beverly Hills, California, as its sommelier.

Strip House Las Vegas Elevates Wine By The Glass Program

Guests visiting Strip House Las Vegas can try outstanding wines by the glass as the popular steakhouse unveils its all-new “Bucket List” of premium red wine selections.

Ruth's Chris Launches National Five-Course Pairing Series

Ruth's Chris Steak House will launch of a series of six national pairing dinners beginning with the "Taste of Spain" wine dinner on February 25 at 95 participating restaurants across

The Cliffs Receives Award of Merit from CMAA for Wine Program

The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake clubs and communities in the western Carolinas, recently earned the Award of Merit from the Club Managers Association of America&r
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Dancing Bear Wine Pairing Dinner to Benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue

The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee, is participating in the Smoky Mountain Snowdown with a trio of events, including a Wine Pairing Dinner to benefit the Appalac

Heathman Hotel and Trellis Restaurant to Debut New Winery

A collection of first-release wines, farm fare, original works of art, and toe-tapping tunes will be showcased during Vintimate at Kirkland’s Heathman Hote; in Washington.
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Barbera Wine Festival Set for June 11 in California

Amador County welcomes the summer season with its single-varietal wine tasting event, the Barbera Festival, celebrating this increasingly popular varietal known for pairing well with food and as a
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Inaugural Online Auction of Premiere Napa Valley Wines Opens February 19

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit wine trade association announced that 25 of the lots featured at this year’s Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction will be offered e

Putting a Cork in Counterfeit Wines

Education is the key to avoiding wine fraud

Some of the Best Wine, Spirit, and Beer Picks from 2015

Wine Enthusiast put together its annual Best of Year wine, spirits, and beer picks from 2015.