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2019 Restaurant Wine List Awards
Aug 31, 2019

2019 Restaurant Wine List Awards

Great restaurant wine programs involve more than just bottles in a cellar. Created by entrepreneurial owners and passionate wine directors, serious programs help develop and support communities of wine.

Cover Stories

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Downtown Houston

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Downtown Houston

A deep cellar supports a menu of classic favorites in Texas
Aug 31, 2019
The Pool

The Pool

A fabled dining destination is reborn in Manhattan
Aug 31, 2019
Ristorante Cracco

Ristorante Cracco

Modern cuisine meets Old World wine in the heart of Milan
Aug 31, 2019
Vantre

Vantre

The very model of a modern Parisian wine bar
Aug 31, 2019
Sharing the Table

Sharing the Table

Restaurants serve their communities more than just food and wine
Aug 31, 2019
The 2019 Restaurant Awards

The 2019 Restaurant Awards

A guide on how to understand the listings for Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards, including the …
Aug 31, 2019
Restoring Stonehouse

Restoring Stonehouse

The dedicated team at San Ysidro Ranch rebuilds its Grand Award cellar
Aug 31, 2019
Wine Spectator's Grand Award Winners

Wine Spectator's Grand Award Winners

A list of all 100 Wine Spectator Grand Award winners, organized by country and state.
Aug 31, 2019
Alfredo di Roma Mexico

Alfredo di Roma Mexico

A powerhouse of Italian food and wine in Mexico City
Aug 31, 2019
Fiola

Fiola

A love affair with wine and food in the nation’s capital
Aug 31, 2019
Mastro’s Steakhouse at the Post Oak Hotel

Mastro’s Steakhouse at the Post Oak Hotel

A monumental wine list with a side of steak in Houston
Aug 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Catching a Break

Catching a Break

Washington’s 2016 vintage yields refined, vibrant reds as Mother Nature dials back the heat
Aug 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Washington

Alphabetical Guide to Washington

Nearly 530 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Aug 31, 2019
Making Waves

Making Waves

Australian vintners navigate a changing marketplace with a wide range of distinctive wines
Aug 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Australia

Alphabetical Guide to Australia

More than 525 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Aug 31, 2019

Features

Bang for the Buck on Wahluke Slope

Bang for the Buck on Wahluke Slope

With his Luke brand, Thomas Vogele looks to make a name for a little-known appellation
Aug 31, 2019

Grapevine

U.S. Wineries Stung by Trade Wars

U.S. Wineries Stung by Trade Wars

As the trade war between the United States and China intensifies, U.S. wineries are feeling the …
Aug 31, 2019
Wine Spectator Revamps Website

Wine Spectator Revamps Website

An upgraded WineSpectator.com launched in May, offering readers a new and improved experience on …
Aug 31, 2019
Virginia's Wine Dominion

Virginia's Wine Dominion

Virginia wine country offers visitors a host of memorable experiences, from historic tasting rooms …
Aug 31, 2019
Vinexpo Focuses on Climate Change

Vinexpo Focuses on Climate Change

This year's Vinexpo Bordeaux emphasized the challenges climate change poses for the wine industry …
Aug 31, 2019
Rethinking Gin

Rethinking Gin

Distilleries are expanding the palate of gin with complex botanical combinations and updated …
Aug 31, 2019
New from the Northwest, French Finds, Tuscan Tipples

New from the Northwest, French Finds, Tuscan Tipples

Pop the cork on these recommended values from Chianti Classico, Oregon, Australia and more.
Aug 31, 2019

Departments

Wine, Restaurants and Community

Wine, Restaurants and Community

Since its inception in 1981, the Restaurant Awards program has honored establishments that go the …
Aug 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Jul 31, 2019
Once and Future Sonoma

Once and Future Sonoma

Tim Fish reflects on his first impressions of Sonoma, and muses on what lies ahead
Aug 31, 2019
Lamb Loin with Pinot Noir

Lamb Loin with Pinot Noir

Chef Dustin Valette of Valette in Healdsburg, Calif., tailors this dish to the wine by adding a …
Aug 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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THE WORLD'S BEST WINE LISTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS  Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards app helps you find restaurants with the world's leading wine lists. Every dining destination in this app—covering all 50 states as well as 79 countries—has earned a Wine Spectator award for its commitment to wine. The app allows you to search through nearly 3,800 award winners to find the ultimate wine experience.

RESTAURANTS.WINESPECTATOR.COM  Have you visited our Restaurant Awards site? Our free online Restaurant Search has been upgraded so you can easily find the 2019 award winners, with maps. Or look for the perfect dining spot in any location by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more. Plus, find all our dining articles in one convenient location—restaurant guides, sommelier and chef interviews, news and our tributes to the 2019 Grand Award winners.

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  • In The Vineyard at Colgin: Terroir Talk:  Colgin winemaker Allison Tauziet gives us a tour—and a lesson in terroir—at two of Colgin's Napa Valley vineyards.
  • A Perfect Match: Lamb Loin with Pinot Noir:  Find out more about this pairing—and get the recipe from chef Dustin Valette of Valette in Healdsburg, Calif.

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