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.


The Glass Shapes the Wine Experience

Rarely (OK, maybe never) do wine glasses receive gushing compliments. Instead, they are the silent observers to a multi-course feast, cradling red and white wines in their glass bowls.

Wine and Sake Square Off in Special Dinner at Mura

Last year, wine beat out sake in Mura’s Wine vs. Sake Dinner. The second round took place at 6:30 p.m.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa Hosts Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

The Umstead Hotel and Spa will put Napa Valley’s iconic Cakebread Cellars in the spotlight on April 19 for a special wine dinner event.

Raleigh Food & Wine Festival Returns in May

Coming off of a successful inaugural program in 2015, the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival announced May 19—22 as this year’s dates for the four-day event highlighting of some of the mo

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival returns to Charlottesville

The 2016 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville, Virginia, will return to Charlottesville to celebrate the best of Central Virginia wines at the Jeffe

Palette 22 Debuts New Beverage Program

Palette 22, the newest venture from Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) located in the heart of The Village at Shirlington at 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, unveils its new beverage pr

FSR Rising Stars to Present at BevCon Charleston

BevCon Charleston is a multi-day curated event in Charleston, South Carolina, from August 21—24 that brings together national and international beverage and culinary minded professionals toge

Grape Wine Bistro Reopens as Transformed Concept

Formerly Grape Wine Bistro, Grape has reopened in a brand new location in north Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Grape is conveniently located just north of the Loop 101 at 23335 N.

TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden Unveils Its Beverage Program

Partners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund unveiled the new beverage program of TAKODA, the 132-seat contemporary American restaurant and beer garden that opened March 11 in the Shaw neighborhood of Wash

Wines of South Africa Expands Within the U.S.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, a not-for-profit industry organization, has been actively promoting exports of all South African wine in the U.S.