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Restaurant Awards
Aug 31, 2013

Restaurant Awards

The world's best wine lists are featured in this annual issue, which presents the winners of our Restaurant Awards program. Spanning all 50 states and more than 75 countries, these are the wine-savvy addresses to look for, whether you are close to home or overseas.

FREE Wine Charts:

Australia: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Australian wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

California Whites: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all California White wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Stories

La Ciau del Tornavento

La Ciau del Tornavento

A vault of great wine in the Piedmont hills
Aug 31, 2013
Per Se

Per Se

Thomas Keller doubles down with a Grand Award on each coast
Aug 31, 2013
The Royal Mail Hotel

The Royal Mail Hotel

Destination dining in the Australian Outback
Aug 31, 2013
The Village Pub

The Village Pub

A Silicon Valley mainstay builds a cellar deep in Burgundy
Aug 31, 2013
The Best Wine Lists of 2013

The Best Wine Lists of 2013

From trendy to traditional, 3,793 wine programs earn Wine Spectator awards
Aug 31, 2013
The 2013 Restaurant Awards

The 2013 Restaurant Awards

In the more than 60 pages that follow, you'll find listings for all the restaurants that earned a …
Aug 31, 2013

Tasting Reports

Australia on the Move

Australia on the Move

After a period of market turmoil, quality is rising amid a tide of new wines
Aug 31, 2013
California’s Fresh Whites

California’s Fresh Whites

An array of distinctive white grapes is bringing new flavors to the Golden State, with plantings on …
Aug 31, 2013

Grapevine

A Kitchen Built for Two

A Kitchen Built for Two

Bay Area chefs Nancy Oakes and Bruce Aidells collaborated on their dream kitchen
Aug 31, 2013
Vintage Report 2013: Southern Hemisphere

Vintage Report 2013: Southern Hemisphere

Ready to taste the first wines of 2013? While grapes are growing plump in Europe and North America, …
Aug 31, 2013
Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

John and Gail Eyler’s collection has taken decades to build
Aug 31, 2013
Two Nights of Magnum Celebrations

Two Nights of Magnum Celebrations

Wine Spectator hosts a who’s who of Napa and Sonoma to kick off auction week
Aug 31, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

NEW WINE SPECTATOR MOBILE We've upgraded our mobile-friendly website for use on all smartphones and tablets, including Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows devices. Search our entire database of wine reviews, with scores, tasting notes, drink windows, release prices and auction prices. Add Wine Spectator–reviewed wines to your Personal Wine List, view your cellar inventory and your own tasting notes, browse our Top 100 lists back to 1988—all this is included in a WineSpectator.com membership. Plus, free for everyone: Get the latest wine-world news and consult more than 50 vintage charts for key regions and grapes around the globe.

WINE RATING SEARCH HELP Save time and typing with our handy new auto-suggest function, on both WineSpectator.com and Wine Spectator Mobile. Searching by winery, wine name, region, vineyard or grape type? Start typing, and common matching terms will pop up; select one for instant results. Not sure how to spell a winery name? We'll provide "Did you mean ... ?" suggestions, or you can use the Browse Wineries option.

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS AND RATINGS Find out which Restaurant Award winners you might like best. Rate the dining spots you've visited and share comments in our Restaurant Search. We'll analyze your faves, compare them with other members' feedback, and tell you which other restaurants you may enjoy.


RESTAURANT SEARCH The complete 2013 Restaurant Award listings are searchable in our online database. Find the perfect dining spot by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more.

SOMMELIER TALKS Meet the people behind the world's great wine lists: Get pairing advice and find out which wines excite them most.

2013 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's seventh annual Video Contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists, and we'll post them on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote for the winning video. The deadline to enter is Sept. 2. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss these recent additions on refreshing summer whites and juicy reds:

  • Chenin Blanc Styles in the Loire Valley:  What characteristics can you expect from this luscious grape, which can be made in dry or sweet styles? Learn from Domaine des Baumard winemaker Florent Baumard as he compares the appellations of Savennières and Quarts de Chaume.
  • Red, Red Wine in Portugal:  David Baverstock of Quinta dos Murças joins managing editor Kim Marcus to discuss the Douro Valley's unfortified reds.