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.

 

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.

Spirits Continue to Gain Share of Alcohol Units

On-Premise traffic declined 3.5 percent year-over-year during the four-week period ending May 15, continuing a string of weak periods (March 20, -4.4 percent; April 17, -4.2 percent).

BUBBLYFEST By The Sea To Be Held in October

BUBBLYFEST is announced its annual BUBBLYFEST By The Sea will be held October 6—8. Tickets are now on sale online. 

Rockin’ The Rust Belt

Long gone are the days when this Midwest industrial city was a mere blip on the culinary radar. Cleveland has two James Beard–winning chefs to its credit, a vibrant music scene, and a craft beer center in Ohio City that rivals any in the nation. The Republican National Convention offers a chance for the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to showcase its diverse and booming restaurant scene to the world.

A Toast to Brotherly Love

In the city where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, culinary giants like Marc Vetri, Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, Eli Kulp, and Jose Garces are building a community that stands tall next to any of the food havens across the U.S. Craft beer and epic wine lists are commonplace, as is a bold cocktail culture that offers a little bit of everything for even the most refined drinkers. The working-class vibe presents a perfect backdrop to this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

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