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.


Napa Valley's Evolving Wine Scene

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

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.

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.

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