If your restaurant earned a Wine Spectator wine list award in 2013, please contact email@example.com for a personalized application. All other applicants may begin their application process by following the link at the bottom of these instructions.
To apply, please complete the online listing form and submit your nonrefundable entry fee of $250. (This processing fee will be retained whether or not you win an award.) When you’re finished, print your listing form and receipt of payment, and mail them along with the following materials:
Address your application to:
Restaurant Wine List Awards
387 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10016
Note: Entrance is limited to restaurants open to the public as of the program’s deadline on Feb. 1; entries from private clubs are not eligible.
Entries are accepted from Jan. 1, 2014, to Feb. 1, 2014. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 1. There are no exceptions. Faxed or e-mailed entries will not be accepted.
Wine lists must provide vintages, appellations and prices for all selections—including wines by the glass. Spelling is also taken into consideration, as is the overall presentation and appearance of the list. The submitted wine list must be an exact copy of what is currently in use in your restaurant. Lists entered for judging must accurately reflect what your customers will see and have access to. Once past these initial requirements, lists are then judged for one of our three awards.
All award winners will be notified in May, and then listed in the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator. Award certificates are mailed in July. Our website's Restaurant Search database will be updated with the new winners when the Aug. 31 issue is made public.
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