Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards

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Let's Have a Toast

Special Edition Bourbon Time Tasting: Basil Hayden Toast & Knob Creek Rye

Jefferson's Bourbon

Special Edition Whisky Advocate Tasting: Jefferson's Oceans & Straight Rye

Maker's Mark House Style

Special Edition Bourbon Time Tasting: Maker's Mark Original & Maker's Mark 101

Join the Legacy of a Napa Valley Legend

Judgment of Paris 45th Anniversary: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars ARTEMIS & S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon

Taste the Nuances Nebbiolo

Marchesi di Barolo Sbirolo Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 & Sarmassa Barolo 2015

Blackened American Whiskey

Special Edition Whisky Advocate Tasting: Blackened Original & Cask Strength

Explore Cabernet Through an Original Napa Winery

Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 & Lot 1 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Explore Bottled in Bond

Special Edition Bourbon Time Tasting: Old Overholt & Old Tub

Taste the Cool Climate of the Historic Carneros

Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Taste the Santa Lucia Highlands

Hahn SLH Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Explore High-Altitude Malbec

Zuccardi Q & Jose Zuccardi Malbec

Comprehend this Delicious Conundrum

Conundrum White & Red

Taste Signature Benchmark Blends

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry & Penfolds Bin 389

Taste the Santa Rta. Hills

Sanford Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Two Great Wines, One Family Legacy

Terlato Pinot Grigio & Chimney Rock Cabernet

A Double Dram of Dewar's

Special Edition Whisky Advocate Tasting: Dewar's 15 & 21 Year Old

Make the Holidays Sparkle

Ferrari Brut Trentodoc & Ferrari Rosé Trentodoc

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About the Awards

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Award of Excellence

These wine lists, which offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

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Best of Award of Excellence

These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.

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Grand Award

Our highest award, given to restaurants that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine programs. These wine lists typically feature 1,000 or more selections.

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