Ariel Arce popped open the doors to her very own champagne storyline at the end of June. You might say it’s the 29-year-old’s love letter to her favorite wine. “It’s like you’re walking into somebody’s living room,” she says about the intimate, eclectic, and—above all—approachable wine bar she’s created.
Creating a unique and diverse wine experience with wine by-the-glass offerings is as important to customer engagement as providing a wealth of chef-inspired menu items. Opening the door to greater wine consumption by encouraging consumers to sample a larger number of vintages is a huge opportunity for restaurants.
Late fall’s robust fare, such as root vegetables and cream-based dishes, are a nice pairing with sparkling wines, whether that’s a Champagne from France, a Prosecco from Italy, or a California sparkling wine.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill, a national restaurant chain that creates authentic and innovative Italian dishes, is bringing back its generous and popular Honor Wine program at its participating U.S. locations.
The world’s favorite wines have been revealed today, as Vivino publishes its 2018 Wine Style Awards, the only awards within the industry wholly decided by the public. Over 26 million wine lovers from around the world have chosen the 1,490 winning wines, that span 149 wine style categories, by rating them on Vivino over the past 12 months.
Tom of Finland Wines, a new label created in tribute to the legacy and artwork of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991), popularly known as Tom of Finland, is pleased to announce its inaugural release—the 2015 OUTstanding RED.
When it comes to fall, there's nothing wrong with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon—two of the most widely recognized wine varietals with plantings around the world—but there are niche wines worth exploring, too. From Furmint and Muscat in Hungary to Catarratto grapes in Sicily, here are some suggestions.
ZONIN1821, the largest private winemaking company in Italy, announces the new design of their classic Prosecco Cuvée 1821, one of the top-selling Prosecco brands in the U.S. available in over 80 countries.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, in Chicago, and sister restaurant SideDoor announced J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines as the October partner in SideDoors’ monthly dinner series. On October 25 at 7 p.m., foodies and wine aficionados can enjoy pours of four various J.
“We wanted to try something different,” explains Vern Lakusta about a new offering to wine-enthused guests at The Royce, a steakhouse inside The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California. The first wine-blending seminar was held in mid-July, a new angle to its monthly wine dinners.
Citra Vini, the leading winery in Abruzzo, has announced that renowned Italian winemaker Riccardo Cotarella has become their Consultant Enologist. The appointment provides significant enological support for the well-known cooperative and for viticulture in the Abruzzo region and will serve to further enhance Citra’s commitment to quality and value in wine production.
A sommelier’s day encompasses far more than roving between the cellar and myriad tables, decoding what their customers really want to drink, and spouting off astute suggestions to match with their dinner.