Food & Wine


Pinot noir is the new top choice of American restaurant diners, according to the 20th annual poll conducted by Wine & Spirits magazine. Former No. 1 cabernet sauvignon, which tends to be a little more expensive, was second.

The top 10

Here were the 10 brands most popular with restaurant diners. The full report is in the magazine on the newsstand this week.

1. Sonoma-Cutter Vineyards

2. Cakebread Cellars

3. Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4. Silver Oak Wine Cellars

5. Ferrari-Carano Winery

6. Robert Mondavi Winery

7. Veuve Clicquot

8. Chateau Ste. Michelle

9. Rombauer Vineyards

10. Kendall-Jackson Vineyards