Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 Submission Now Open

(RestaurantNews.com)  2019 entries for the Sommeliers Choice Awards is now open. SCA is the only wine competition in United States judged entirely by sommeliers and wine directors. The competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on-premise establishments such as…
The 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America

Harvest season is here! In celebration of crush season, a magical and exhilarating time for winemakers, as ripened grapes journey from vine to barrel, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released its 100 Best Restaurants for Wine…
It’s Not Too Late To Rosé All Day

30% off flash sale runs through Wednesday at midnight Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dallas is crazy for rosé, which is why you’ve probably already heard about the area’s first annual Rosé All Day festival happening later this month. Hank Keller and…
Picnic In Style At 1st Annual Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival

Rosé-themed festival featuring live music, local food vendors and unique variety of drinks set for Oct. 29 on Arlington Hall at Lee Park in Dallas Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hank Keller, the co-founder of Lights All Night, is at it again…
What Casual Dining Can Learn from Wineries

by Fred Slater fslater@bohanideas.com Group Account Director/Bohan I recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding in beautiful Napa Valley. The scenery was remarkable, not only for legions of grape vines covering fields and hillsides, but also the pedicured wineries…
Boxed Wine Finds the Respect It Deserves!

Boxx Cellars is taking boxed wine to greater heights of quality, simplicity and fashion Sacramento, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Wine in a box has been on low store shelves and hidden in restaurant kitchens for decades, never taken seriously for its appearance…
KEGGY Awards Tap DeWitt with Ambassador Award

Creator of Sixty Vines, Whiskey Cake recognized for wines-on-tap program Napa, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Randy DeWitt, CEO of Dallas-based Front Burner Restaurants, received a prestigious KEGGY Award yesterday for his inclusion of exceptional wine on tap programs at his innovative restaurant…
The Pleasant Surprise of Chain-Restaurant Wines

Why is “chain restaurant” considered such a pejorative term? Not only among oenophiles (some visibly recoiled when I mentioned the words) but even among chain restaurateurs. Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Sea Foods restaurants, stars in a new TV ad…
Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists

As the grape harvest continues at the nation’s vineyards, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists. These awards reflect…
Granbury Solutions Acquires WineWare Software

(RestaurantNews.com)  Granbury Solutions has completed the acquisition of WineWare Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale and wine club solutions to wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. This marks a significant new market for Granbury Solutions, expanding its reach beyond traditional…
One of a Kind Maryland Wine Tasting Event on November 2 -3 &  9-10, 2013

Vino 301 Wine Concierge hosting Vineyards and Cellars Tasting  featuring Maryland Winemakers Bowie, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Usually wine tastings events are held in one location, but this one of a kind event is held at each of the 16 participating wineries…
Homestead Winery Sweeps Annual Honors

Grapevine Wine Tours guests vote for Most Outstanding Wine and Winery Grapevine, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  For the third consecutive year, guests of the Grapevine Wine Tours have chosen Homestead Winery as the city’s “Most Outstanding Winery.”  And this year, one of…
Dallas Wine Tours Launch to Rave Reviews

Owners of popular Grapevine Wine Tours bring successful model to Dallas   Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Downtown Dallas has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the last several years, punctuated by a landmark bridge, the opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center…

As the time to toast the holidays draws near, OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, announces its 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100…

Napa Technology Shares Sinfully Smart Tips for Restaurant and Retail Operators (RestaurantNews.com)  Wine is a fragile commodity and any number of things can go wrong during the shipping, storage, and consumption process. Napa Technology has put together nine of the…

Tarpy’s Roadhouse, in Monterey, Wine Down Wednesdays will begin in October 2012 and will be featured every Wednesday, every month, 12 months a year Monterey, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Immerse yourself in the rustic elegance of Tarpy’s Roadhouse located at 2999 Monterey…

Limited time gift available with purchase. Nashville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Stoney River Legendary Steaks has expanded its wine menu to include more than 60 sommelier-selected wines from around the world. The newly expanded wine menu offers many highly-rated wines that complement…

OpenTable has announced the Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 restaurants with the most notable wine lists in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more…

The Weston Dining Group (WDG) has promoted Walter Ruano, former General Manager of East City Grill, to the position of Director of Operations of its Wine Division, it was announced today by Jamie McDonnell, CEO of the Weston Dining Group. …

Imagine sitting at a fancy restaurant with important clients and your boss, and of all the people at the table, the waiter asks if you would like to choose a bottle of wine for dinner. Panic sets in and your…

Operating a restaurant during the past three years has not been easy. While the economy is slowly improving and some restaurants are reporting better numbers, staying afloat means thinking outside the box these days. Three restaurants with world-class wine programs—Veritas…

If you thought the coffee at Starbucks was addictive, wait until you try the beer and wine. Starbucks is experimenting with adult beverages at one of its “learning lab” locations in Seattle. The coffee chain said Monday that it has…