According to GuestMetrics LLC, which collects check-level data from Point-of-Sales systems from more than 10,000 restaurants and bars, on-premise trends moderated through early September, while sprits growth improved.
Inside the sleek Bacchus in downtown Milwaukee, across the street from the soaring wings of the Santiago Calatrava–designed Milwaukee Art Museum and Lake Michigan’s glittering shoreline, vegetables are never shunned into second place.
The Capital Grille announced its annual Wagyu & Wine event. Wagyu & Wine will run from September 14 to November 22 in The Capital Grille's lounge. For $25, guests can choose from two different styles of Wagyu burgers, accompanied by their choice of a glass of two wines typically reserved for bottle purchases only—Justin Isosceles Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2012 vintage and Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir, California, 2013 vintage.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is launching a new Le Cordon Bleu Wine and Beverage Certification to help provide training for students to advance in the industry as sommeliers, wine experts, and managers.
For a steakhouse named after a French art period, a scrappy wine selection simply would not do. At Rococo Steak in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a red-glass chandelier is suspended above the eclectic dining space.
All Shula's Steak House locations will be honored for the fourth consecutive year by Wine Spectator Magazine with their 2015 Award of Excellence. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants had a 99-point achievement at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, California, for their Lux Pinot Noir.The platinum-winning Lux Pinot Noir is an American grown Pinot Noir, with grapes sourced from some of the top wine growers in Northern California and produced in the company’s Chicago-based winery.
Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Virginia, recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2015 Award of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year. The restaurant is noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its signature "euphoria" food, wine, and music festival, host city Greenville, South Carolina, has added a premiere dining experience featuring three Michelin-starred chefs.
Faire Steak and Seafood was honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards.The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.
Milwaukee sommelier Nate Norfolk, who sells wine to restaurants through distributor Purple Feet Wines, thinks wine dinners often get stuffy and formal, making it difficult for him to work the room and answer guests’ questions about wine during a dinner.
Beverage director Jason Wagner wants Fung Tu—on New York City’s Lower East Side—to be known for more than Chinese food. While the menu does dance around soy sprouts, fried rice, and pickled vegetables, each dish is a modern take on cuisine dating back many centuries.
As part of its 50th Anniversary dinner series, Ruth's Chris Steak House will honor and pay tribute to founder Ruth Fertel at the "50th Anniversary Wine Dinner" on June 11 at 100 locations across the U.