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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

Classic steak house ambiance and an expansive wine list encompassing the world's best producers are …
Aug 31, 2019
The Pool

The Pool

The Pool in Manhattan highlights classic luxury dining and top-flight bottles from leading …
Aug 31, 2019
Ristorante Cracco

Ristorante Cracco

An elevated dining experience and a 2,500-selection wine list await diners at this new Wine …
Aug 31, 2019
Vantre

Vantre

Paris' Vantre, a new winner of the Grand Award, bridges high-end and casual dining with a monumenta…
Aug 31, 2019
Sharing the Table

Sharing the Table

The wine world is ever-evolving—tastes change, markets ebb and flow, a vintage’s weather can be …
Aug 31, 2019
The 2019 Restaurant Awards

The 2019 Restaurant Awards

A guide on how to understand the listings for the Restaurant Awards, including the Award of …
Aug 31, 2019
Restoring Stonehouse

Restoring Stonehouse

After a mudslide devastated the property in 2018, Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Stonehouse, …
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

The first Wine Spectator Grand Award winner in Mexico, this luxurious dining destination offers …
Aug 31, 2019
Fiola

Fiola

This new Wine Spectator Grand Award winner in Washington, D.C., marries unique tasting menus with …
Aug 31, 2019
Mastro’s Steakhouse at the Post Oak Hotel

Mastro’s Steakhouse at the Post Oak Hotel

Set in the massive Post Oak Hotel in Houston, this new Wine Spectator Grand Award winner …
Aug 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Catching a Break

Catching a Break

A relatively cool year in Washington state contributed to a crop of vibrant and refined reds from …
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 wines continue to buck expectations, with reds and whites of distinction across a range …
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

Thomas Vogele seeks to make the most of Washington's Wahluke Slope AVA with his Luke label.
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

Our readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the world of wine.
Jul 31, 2019
Once and Future Sonoma

Once and Future Sonoma

A writer reflects on his first impressions of Sonoma and muses on what lies ahead for one of …
Aug 31, 2019
Lamb Loin with Pinot Noir

Lamb Loin with Pinot Noir

Dustin Valette, of Valette in Healdsburg, Calif., shares his recipe for butter-roasted lamb loin …
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.

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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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