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.
For the second consecutive year, Tiamo, an Italian wine brand made from organically farmed grapes imported by Illinois-based Winesellers, Ltd., has been awarded the prestigious IMPACT “Hot Prospect” from M.
Cheers to California Wine Month. This September, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, is celebrating wines from its home state with a specially crafted wine flight designed to give guests nationwide a tableside tour of California’s famed vineyards and also introducing a delicious new Sparkling Sunset Sangria, featuring Northern California’s Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Diamond Collection Merlot.
For the 10th year in a row, Wine Spectator magazine has acknowledged Ocean Prime’s dedication to quality and genuine hospitality by bestowing its coveted Award of Excellence on the brand, now with 14 locations coast-to-coast.
Zonin USA, a subsidiary of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A., Italy’s largest privately owned wine company, announced multiple hires to strengthen the company’s vision, strategy, and focus following the announcement of Castello del Poggio brand expansion.
With its acquisition of North America’s largest airport wine bar and wine retail chain Vino Volo, Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) creates a powerful new partnership, bringing together two companies that share an unwavering commitment to quality and an outstanding guest experience.
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier AAA Four Diamond luxury inn and golf club located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, announced that its full-service restaurant, Fairview Dining Room, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards.
Marcus Restaurant Group announced that four of its premier properties—Mason Street Grill and Milwaukee ChopHouse in Milwaukee; Capitol ChopHouse in Madison, Wisconsin; and Grey Rock at the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wisconsin—have earned a 2017 Wine Spectator award to recognize their respective wine programs.
While sommeliers might know wines of the world, too often a restaurant or wine bar is forced to narrow its focus to a few regions. Now there’s a new approach that lets restaurants diversify their focus by recruiting guest sommeliers for pop-up events.
Wine Spectator released its latest edition of Restaurant Award winners, a heralded and extensive list that sets the standard for beverage programs across the globe. This year’s list honored 3,592 restaurants from more than 75 countries broken into three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award.
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. announce that its New York City Double Eagle Steak House has earned the 2017 Wine Spectator Grand Award, the program’s most selective award. The awards program, created in 1981 by Marvin R.
On a hot and humid day, a glass of wine—particularly red wine—can be a hard sell. Customers want to refresh their palates with a chilled, crisp drink. But for those who have trouble choosing between a cocktail or a glass of wine, a wine spritzer is the perfect solution.