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.


How to Pair Wines with Italian Food

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

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

Winning with Wine

The finalists for this year’s James Beard: Outstanding Wine Program are storied restaurants where extensive wine selections are augmented with superior service.

Wines From South Africa Embolden Beverage Lists

When Justin Anthony opened the doors to 10 Degrees South in Atlanta in 1998, he had a lot of explaining to do about South African wines.

Wine Spectator Gives Flagstaff House Grand Award for 33rd Straight Year

Flagstaff House has once again been honored with the Wine Spectator Grand Award for its commitment to fine wine and its 15,000-bottle wine cellar, an award it has won every year since 1983

Seven New Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator Grand Award Distinction

Wine Spectator awarded seven restaurants its Grand Award in 2016 for the first time, adding to the 81 winners that successful renewed the honor.

The Capital Grille Set to Debut in Greater Cleveland Area

Known for its dry aged steaks hand-cut in-house and award-winning wine list, The Capital Grille announced Monday that it will debut in the Greater Cleveland area on July 5.

Vintage Celebrations

Swift & Sons has curated an impressive Birthday List with coveted wine selections for diners celebrating birth years from 1964 to 1991.

A Perfect Pairing

Chef Edward Lee gives Louisville another reason to celebrate.