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All these dining destinations—more than 3,600 worldwide—share a dedication to wine that has earned them one of the three award levels in Wine Spectator's 2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards.


About the Restaurant Wine List Awards / How to Enter
Award of Excellence

These wine lists offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, they deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers. These lists typically offer 90 or more selections. See a complete list.


Best of Award of Excellence

These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple regions and/or significant vertical depth of top wines, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team. See a complete list.

Grand Award

Our highest award, given to restaurants that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program. These wine lists typically feature 1,000 selections or more, and deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation. See a complete list.

» Learn more about the award levels

» Restaurateurs: How to enter the awards

» The 2015 Dining Guide: In the Aug. 31 Issue

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