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…

Fine diners are drinking premier cru wines at plonk prices as a bring-your-own booze revolution gathers pace in Britain’s best restaurants. Worried by empty tables as a result of the economic slump, a group of Michelin-starred establishments are letting customers…

Guests who are lucky enough to claim any of the 47 seats at Frances, Melissa Perello’s hot new restaurant in the Castro, are offered not only the wine list but also the choice of house wine, red or white. The…

When Farmstead, a casually rustic restaurant, opened at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena earlier this year, the owners decided to take a novel approach to corkage fees, the money restaurants charge diners who bring their own wine. The…

Skim a typical restaurant wine list and you might think you need a drink to calm yourself. What makes a bottle of chardonnay that can be found at a wine shop for about $30 shoot up to $70 at a…

Ordering the “house” wine at a restaurant used to mean bracing for the possibility of something fairly funky. But these days you can expect some class in that glass as high-end restaurateurs find their inner vintner. One of the newest…