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.


Tapping Into the Future of Wine

Sixty Vines built its restaurant around the once taboo concept of tap wine. The result? They're selling more, saving the planet, and appealing to every generation and price point.

Local Wine Isn't Reserved for California Anymore

A restaurant doesn’t need to reside in California to offer regional wines anymore. Discovering local vinos from surprising terroirs can be an explorative and profitable experience for dedicated operators.

Ruth's Chris Partners with Stags' Leap Winery for Exclusive Dinner

Ruth's Chris Steak House will present the Stags' Leap Winery pairing dinner October 16 through October 21 at 108 participating restaurants across the country.

Granada Hotel & Bistro Names Jenna Congdon Co-Wine Director

The Granada Hotel & Bistro announced Jennifer Congdon as its new co-wine director, effective immediately.

Cooper’s Hawk Announces Latest Collaboration with Buena Vista

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is known for its award-winning wines and home of the largest wine club in America.

Napa Valley's Evolving Wine Scene

While some wineries and restaurants become more casual in aesthetic and pricing, quality and experience are not compromised.

Uncorked Wine Festival Will Make its D.C. Debut

For the first time, the nationally renowned Uncorked Wine Festival will be in Washington, D.C. on September 24 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Parrish Family Vineyard Becomes Paso Robles' Next True Estate Winery

Parrish Family Vineyard announced the 2016 vintage will be the first year PFV is crafting wine made only from estate-grown grapes.

Del Frisco’s Names Jessica Norris as Director of Wine Education

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group announced the recent promotion of Jessica Norris to director of wine education for all three brands: Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle S

How to Pair Wines with Italian Food

Two Chicago sommeliers share their thoughts on pairing Italian wines with dishes.