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Faire Earns 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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.

Reset the Wine Clock

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.

Wines by the Glass

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.

Raval Tapas Bar Brings Spanish Culture to Jersey City

At Raval Tapas Bar & Cocktail Lounge in downtown Jersey City, the spirit of Barcelona comes to vibrant life in the latest concept from Restaurant Development Group (RDG), the successful team behind Lucky 7 Tavern and Satis Bistro.

Landry's Inc. Partners With Coravin For Elevated Wine Program

The wine list just got a little more accessible for steak lovers nationwide through a recent partnership between Coravin Inc., makers of the Coravin System which allows users to pour a glass of wine without pulling the cork, and Landry’s Inc.

Intro Names New Chef-In-Residence

Intro welcomed its next chef-in-residence, Erik Anderson, on Thursday, May 14. Personally selected by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ founder Rich Melman and chef/partner Matthew Kirkley, Anderson describes his cooking style as a “modern approach to French cooking with a deep respect for the classic technique.

CIA Hosts Inaugural Sommelier Summit

The Culinary Institute of America hosted the inaugural CIA Sommelier Summit with more than 130 sommeliers converging on the college's Greystone campus in St. Helena, California, in late April.

The Man with the Plan

A few weeks ago, Tim McEnery was at a supermarket in the suburbs of Chicago, perusing the cereal aisle, shopping basket dangled nonchalantly over the crook of his elbow. He glanced from name to name on the shelves—did he want his favorite, Frosted Flakes, or a more robust wheat bite?—while tugging on his polo, which had a logo of a delicate white feather in the corner, along with a few inscrutable words that dissolved into a wrinkle.

Hear Her Roar

Tell her she can’t do something and Alpana Singh embarks on a mission to prove her mettle. Not that she needs anyone to fuel her fire—her accomplishments are a testament to self-motivation. At 26, she became the youngest woman to pass the final level of the Master Sommelier exam, and in December 2012 she opened The Boarding House, Chicago’s first Master Sommelier–owned restaurant.

Move Over, Margaritas

The pairing shocked me: shrimp fajitas and White Zinfandel?And yet there I was, snug on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in Cabo San Lucas last December, sipping a varietal that was last on any American high-end restaurant’s wine list nearly two decades ago.

NRA and Craft Beverage Expo Partner for Upcoming Events

In an effort to unify the craft beverage community, a partnership was announced between the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the Craft Beverage Expo.Influencers from both organizations have agreed to speak at their respective events (the CBE and Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants at NRA Show) to open the channels of communication between craft beverage producers and the restaurant industry as a whole.

Italian Wines Sparkle Against Champagne

Italy’s wine culture faces a conundrum. Long associated—in the U.S., at least—with bottles of Prosecco and Asti Spumante (Italy’s top-selling sparkling wines), Italian wineries are working to thrust other, less-familiar sparkling wines into the spotlight.

San Francisco Wine School Offers Two Intensive Courses for Professionals

Two programs from the San Francisco Wine School cater to the busy wine professional who doesn’t think about formal wine education.Just five days long and extremely targeted, the School’s new Advanced Tasting and Advanced Service intensives were built by School founder and Master Sommelier David Glancy to help the best in the business quickly and expertly hone their professional skills and train for any upper-level tasting or service exam.