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Restaurant Wine List Awards
Aug 31, 2017

Restaurant Wine List Awards

Today, restaurants view their wine lists as an integral part of their character. In the annual Restaurant Awards issue, Wine Spectator presents nearly 3,600 restaurants around the globe that have earned our distinction for wine-list excellence, including five that are receiving our highest honor, the Grand Award, for the first time in 2017.

Cover Stories

Building Identity Through Wine

Building Identity Through Wine

Wine lists are an important ingredient as restaurants strive to create character and authenticity
Aug 31, 2017
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

New York's top steak house cellar from a wine-loving national chain
Aug 31, 2017
Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar

A family-run classic puts a premium on provenance in Boston
Aug 31, 2017
Les Climats

Les Climats

The soul of Burgundy alive in the heart of Paris
Aug 31, 2017
PM & Vänner

PM & Vänner

Off the beaten track in Sweden, a destination cellar meets woodland cuisine
Aug 31, 2017
Wally's Beverly Hills

Wally's Beverly Hills

A crowd-pleasing hybrid of fine wine retail and casual dining
Aug 31, 2017
The 2017 Restaurant Awards

The 2017 Restaurant Awards

In the 80+ pages that follow, you’ll find listings for all the restaurants that earned a Wine …
Aug 31, 2017

Tasting Reports

Headway and Hurdles

Headway and Hurdles

Washington builds on its reputation with another outstanding vintage, but taming tannins remains a …
Aug 31, 2017
Portugal's Plenty

Portugal's Plenty

Dozens of native grapes grown in a wide range of terroirs means a bounty of choices for wine …
Aug 31, 2017

Features

Upwardly Mobile

Upwardly Mobile

Imports of New Zealand wines hit a new high in the United States
Aug 31, 2017

Departments

Feedback

Feedback

Aug 31, 2017
The Wine Road Less Traveled

The Wine Road Less Traveled

Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer asks if winegrowers see themselves as wine romantics or do they …
Aug 31, 2017
FAQ: Northwestern Exposure

FAQ: Northwestern Exposure

Wine Spectator brings you interesting wine facts on Washington state, the No. 2 wine-producing …
Aug 31, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

Web Exclusive Content

THE WORLD'S BEST WINE LISTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards app will help you find restaurants with the world's leading wine lists. Every dining destination in this app—covering all 50 U.S. states and 75+ countries—has earned a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award for its dedication to wine. The app will allow you to search through nearly 3,600 award winners to help you 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 2017 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 great dining articles in one convenient location: restaurant guides, sommelier and chef interviews, news and our tributes to our 2017 Grand Award winners.

PRIVATE GUIDE TO DINING Our twice-monthly, free email newsletter spotlights the best restaurants for wine lovers, from bucket-list destinations to perfect pizza places. Get great wine picks for dining out, keep on top of drinks trends, learn about new restaurant openings and more. Sign up!

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

LIGHTS, CAMERA, POUR! 11TH ANNUAL VIDEO CONTEST Share your wine story! Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's annual Video Contest and you could win entry to our spectacular Wine Experience weekend or a Grand Tour tasting. Submit by Monday, Sept. 4. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new mobile-friendly video. Don't miss these recent additions to our collection:

  • About the Restaurant Awards: Learn how the awards got started as editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken recounts his inspiration and how it helped reshape the U.S. dining scene.
  • How to Work a Wine List: Tips from the pros on how to feel comfortable ordering a bottle with dinner, asking for help picking the right wine for your occasion, and finding good value.
  • No More Tipping, With Danny Meyer: Why are some U.S. restaurants eliminating gratuities in favor of a service-included menu? Get answers from restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes the Modern and Gramercy Tavern in New York.

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