When Wine Spectator debuted the Grand Awards in 1981, the idea of honoring restaurant wine lists raised some eyebrows. Even some members of our editorial staff were skeptical. Wine Spectator publisher Marvin R. Shanken and executive editor Thomas Matthews explain.
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