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Riding a Wave of Wine

Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards program has recognized outstanding wine lists
Nathan Wesley
Issue: August 31, 2011


In 1981, Wine Spectator debuted the Grand Award as a way to identify and honor restaurants whose passion for wine buoyed extraordinary wine lists. The awards came at an opportune time. Wine sales were surging, the California wine industry was expanding rapidly, and an appreciation for wine was becoming an integral part of American culture. Wine Spectator assistant coordinator Nathan Wesley reports.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 26, 2011.

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