San Francisco, CA
Christophe Hille has left his position as chef of A16, one of the hottest Italian restaurants in San Francisco. I featured him in my recent Wine Spectator survey on Italian cuisine in the United States.
The Matches: Or is Primitivo the winner with the short ribs?
The Matches: Is the Aglianico better with the food?
The Wine: The two wines used in the pairing, Aglianico and Primitivo, are introduced by owner-sommelier Shelley Lindgren.
The Food: Beef Short Ribs alla Genova: To demonstrate wine and food pairing Italian style, Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator editor at large, starts off by talking with the chef about his favorite dish at A16 in San Francisco.
Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Mary Ann Worobiec dines at A16, pairing her meal of pizza and meatballs with a southern Italian red wine from Calabria. It was fresh and fruity with a mineral note.
Bay Area native Shelley Lindgren guides San Franciscans to the southern Italian way as the wine director and owner of two Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning lists at dining destinations A16 and SPQR. Lindgren spoke with editorial …
With one of the country's strongest dining scenes and world-class wineries nearby, the San Francisco Bay Area boasts an abundance of culinary options, like these 15 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.
Every passionate wine lover can attest to the fact that a single, spectacular glass can create a lifelong memory, but what if your job involved tasting tremendous wines day in and day out? Here, five Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning …
Shelley Lindgren, wine director and owner of San Francisco hot spots A16 and SPQR), owns a two-story home with a truly convenient feature: an underground bunker that's perfect for a wine collection. Her neighborhood is made up of former …
A partial list of our 2020 Restaurant Award winners, including all Grand Award winners, first-time winners, and previous holders of the Award of Excellence that earned an upgrade to the Best of Award of Excellence.
The owners of Frasca restaurant in Boulder, Colo., have announced plans to make their own white wine from the small Friuli region of Italy. Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson will call the wine La Scarpetta.
Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman discovers a generous California Grenache modeled after Châteauneuf-du-Pape but reminiscent of Rhône-style blends from Australia.
These restaurants can compete with anything the Grand Dining places dish up, but go a little easier on the trappings. Wine lists are less ambitious, service is less formal and the surroundings are often cozier.
PAUL BARTOLOTTA Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Las Vegas In a cramped back hallway in the bowels of the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Paul Bartolotta happily tears open Styrofoam boxes of chilled fish and other seafood.
Luckily, for value-minded drinkers, there are many thousands of terrific wines that fly under the radar—and provide terrific value. Where are they? We asked seven somms and chefs from Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners where they've …
When Anthony Mangieri finally closed the doors on his Una Pizza Napoletana this week in New York’s East Village, the New York Times covered the story. How many pizzerias get that kind of attention? It’s probably fair to say that Mangieri’s …
People often ask me if I ever get tired of tasting wine. Yes, there are tough days, when the wines are uninspiring and tasting seems more like work than the fun it usually is. But with my beat, California, there are almost always exciting …