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In addition to Sonoma State University. Gary Heck.S. was one of the ear- “It’s a special privilege to be liest advocates of the institute.B... in wine ucation and political worlds business strategies or an M. Shan. providing a training ground for the next generation of wine entrepreneurs. currently offering a wine industry M. The $9. State University system. Mike pleted in the summer of 2017. Thompson. foundation beneficiaries have munity.A. people participate in one or more wine business programs each year. tended. and an industry center with space for professional and academic faculty ple to go into the wine indus. SSU president Ruben Armiñana leadership. There will be three pends on institutions like this dedicated classrooms.C. who noted that the wine industry annually included students at U. but we ken.” marketing. State or U. Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Florida International University’s Chaplin JASON TINACCI W I N E S P E C TATO R . and a historic mo- ment for the American wine industry. dean of the School of Business and Economics.15 million facility. winemakers and vineyard workers coming through those doors.” try.CO M | Keep up with breaking news as well School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Attendees at the groundbreaking included (standing.winespectator. Gov. Most students work toward a B.” publisher. beginning construction on the Wine Spectator Learn- ing Center. Korbel & Bros.500 square “The future needs and de. ogy. Founded in 1996.” said Thompson. side of the wine industry.C. and Hazel Shanken. and (seated. What gets little attention is the business of wine: sales. Joan and Sanford Weill. The viticultural side was already taken. It’s one thing to think said William Silver. Ron Rubin of Rubin Family Wines. “In the future. the new center will have more than 14.com/083116. financed in part by a $3 million contribution from the Wine Spectator Scholar- ship Foundation. Marvin R. a student commons with areas for collaboration. Sonoma State University broke ground on a new home for its Wine Business Insti- tute. Mike Thompson also at. “It was very obvious to me that we couldn’t be another Fresno institution. we will see the children of winemakers.$20 million to support wine and food education over the past 30 years. about the hard work of the grapegrowers and the amazing skills of the which includes the institute. ed. contributing $1 million toward the pro- able to work with such a great gram. SSU is the only school gathered on the lawn of the in the U. feet of space for instruction and student activities. “This is a huge day for Sonoma State and the entire wine com. GRAPEVINE WINE FOOD PEOPLE COL L ECT I NG A Landmark Day for the Wine Business I t was a beautiful day in So- noma. as the people.S. from left) Lt. —Tim Fish 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  19 . “Success in the wine business depends on human capital.. Davis. SSU School of Business and Economics dean William Silver. Wine Spectator editor and could do the business of wine.B. places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about at www. Tom Klein of Rodney Strong. accounting and financial management. one to train and educate peo.” Marvin R. in wine business. On June 1. SSU president Ruben Armiñana. which is part of the California including 40 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. Rep. When completed. Gov. Gavin Newsom.A. from left) Gary Heck of Korbel. the institute was the first academic program in A group of 300 guests and the United States to offer degrees focused exclusively on the business dignitaries from the wine.” The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has raised more than California Lt. told the crowd. Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enol- contributes $62 billion to California’s economy. Gavin Newsom and Rep. owner of Sonoma’s F. the Culinary Institute of America. More than 600 Rohnert Park campus at SSU. Barbara Banke of Jackson Family. will house the institute once it is com.

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St. After selling The Prisoner to Huneeus Vintners in 2010. along with Gallo and make it better. & J.000 to bring in $343. cuisine type. with a strong selection of Burgundies from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.fd`e`Z # `e(0. he sourced the best wines. The wine grew to 85. Gallo announced June 9 that it acquired Orin Swift Cellars. Each restaurant’s profile page gives you de- Jamie Ritchie of Sotheby’s took bids on William Koch’s wines in front of an image of the cellar. Helena tasting room. topping the presale high estimate of $15 million by 46 percent. state or country. 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There were plenty of local vintners and From left: Chris Underwood. Italy’s Piero Antinori. Others The festivities got underway Thursday June 2 with for three couples in South Africa. The lot garnered $1.05 million. winery visits. This being Napa. many vintners gravi. Ted Seghe- Bill Phelps and son Will. and Ulises Valdez of Valdez Joseph Phelps Winery Donald Patz of Patz & Hall Gillis of Young’s Market Company Family Vineyards.3 Million for Charity ries. Helena. among many others. other luminaries in the crowd. “This is welcome parties at various area wineries. Chuck and Nicole Wagner. and Agustin Huneeus Jr. Bob Marchese Piero Antinori. a four-day safari and. some of the big- gest names in American wine gathered in Napa Valley. catch up with old friends and make new connections. Africa. Hazel and Marvin R. where a crowd of nearly 2. E V E N T S An Evening of Large-Format Wine Fun O n June 1. in 1981. enjoying wine and food in the courtyards. the Cabernet Sauvignon was flowing. But guests could also choose from an assortment that included Petite Sirah. who owns Antica Napa Valley. Vintners came prepared with hundreds of magnums to keep the party going. The event also provided vint- ners the opportunity to swap sto. but the Napa Valley chef Francis Mallmann cooking for 900 guests at the Mike Sullivan. Helena.” which included an all-expenses-paid adventure tated to the dance floor. Sauvignon Blanc and an Larry Turley and Deborah and Bill Harlan Guests mingle at the Bring Your Own Magnum party in St. in- cluding Napa’s Bill and Deborah Harlan.” JASON TINACCI auction and marketplace was held on the grounds of wine. continues to be the Meadowood Resort. That’s less braved scorching temperatures for the opportunity to sample barrel lots from more than 100 wineries. it has given more than $150 million to charities. Auction Napa Valley Raises $14. Robert Mondavi Winery. was also on hand to celebrate with his New World colleagues. As evening fell and the stars nation’s top charity wine fundraiser. with Argentinian seen in a long time. Satur- day’s live auction was the main focus. the event offers vintners a chance to kick up their heels—and kick off the whole Auction Napa Val- ley weekend with a bang.7 million. “It’s fun to reconnect with friends you haven’t O ver four busy days in June. Oregon Pinot Noir. Friday’s barrel tours. complete with guided happily puffed on cigars. Shanken and Agustin Huneeus Jr.000 —Aaron Romano —Augustus Weed 26   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . Representing Sonoma were Donald Patz of Patz & Hall. of Daniels’ Rocco Lombardo and Rick sio. with their favorite large-format bottles in hand. my highlight of the auction week. Wilson Cabral of Three Sticks. Nearly 600 guests flocked to chef Christopher Kostow’s soon- to-open Charter Oak restaurant in St. for Wine Spectator’s annual Bring Your Own Magnum Party. said Alan Viader of Viader. Since its inception Leading all lots was Staglin Family Vineyard’s “Into came out. of course. now in its 36th year.3 million for local nonprofits focused on community health and children’s education. Vintners event. Auction Napa Valley raised $14. Annette and Doug Sha- fer. One of the most anticipated galas of the year. Chuck Wagner and Auction Napa Valley’s honorary chairmen Agustin Huneeus Sr.” said Benovia’s than 2014’s record $18.

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C H E E S E Comté: The Best of France’s Jura BY DAVID GIBBONS of 16 affineurs. each contributes milk to its local fruitière “Marcel Petite was a cheesemaker who saw Comté’s potential. indicating vanilla. Each affineur selects and sorts cient traditional recipe yet employing cheeses from as many as 45 different fruit- the most advanced modern technology. Marcel Petite Grand Cru Comté ($37/lb. ity. is one environment and receives regular turn- cheese that does. You really don’t see that level of va- Parmigiano-Reggiano consortium.Xm`[>`YYfejËZfcldejXe[fk_\i Xik`Zc\jXYflkZ_\\j\Xk www.S. it reminds me most of Vermont: lush. Ihsan Gurdal. profile. for example. “He took it to another level by aging it cold de Gestion du Comté (CIGC). On a tour of Comté country. small ing finish.6 million meules made each year. Due to their strong belief and execution. This is true cave-aging. with flavors ranging from ca. It whirs about their its large. about and from pallets at the end of each aisle. 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Mass. stacked 25 high. the finest Comtés are deliciously Marcel Petite Le Fort Comté ($33/lb. icy-cold winters. those over 14 receive the highest-level green label. numbering roughly 2. the daily output of 20 cows. 28   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- .nevertheless subtle and balanced. steamy-hot summers. imports.” says (cooperative creamery. both aged in former military installations dug into the mountain- ted with small dairies forced to cope with long. the Erythrônes fruitière in the aptly named jor player in the mass market and among town of Aromas. which are customarily at the fort. careful aging. I visited ignation of Origin (PDO) cheese. advanced fruitier end of the spectrum. the best of connoisseurs’ table cheeses. humid both ways. Both exhibited Like Parmigiano-Reggiano in Italy.sential and elegant: Superbly balanced and saturated with umami. snatching them daily off shelves that are An affineur inspects a core sample of Comté. consistently set the standard. flattish shape. adding notes of whiskey. the beginnings of crystallization and a delightfully linger- cheese terroirs. this venerable heir. Though it might well have arisen from some 19th-century socialist Among U.) tested and rated on a 20-point scale—by said. minor defects. fruitier and grassier than its Swiss www. The Le Fort. Its people have drunk the coopera. Of the cheeses. Comté is governed and marketed by the Comité Interprofessionnel which offers six gradations. an umbrella organization much like the and slow. well-fed cows. individually tracking all milk. abundant pre.riety and complexity in any other cheese. 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Punch’s heritage goes back at least to the early 17th century. in India. where British sailors picked up the local vogue for concocting complex quaffs that conjoined five basic elements—sweet. Punch. and novelists from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen wove it into novels.”) It caught on quickly in England and became a cultural staple. Besides being sloppy with 6 parts pineapple juice all that ladling of liquid. The art- ist William Hogarth devoted raucous engravings to its convivial nature. gives the green light to the usually contraindicated mixing and it’s a digestif. bitter. We’re also talking about a classic large-format presentation. however. Before long 1 ½ parts simple syrup ½ part grenadine you have a diluted disaster that tastes nothing like the original. but squeezing juices during the day of the event. claret. D\dY\ijZXei\]\i\eZ\fli]lccXiZ_`m\jf]AXZb9\kki`[^\ËjZfcldejXe[fk_\i Xik`Zc\jXYflkjg`i`kjXkwww. However. which will drown in the fruit juices. the best recipes have commonalities.com/spirits. sour. PLANTER’S PUNCH 6 parts dark or aged rum coming slaves to mixing individual drinks or going to the expense of 6 parts orange curaçao hiring a bartender. and making the batch bigger or smaller is a simple stirring them together and letting them meld for an hour before refriger- matter of multiplication and division. it’s unsavory and unsanitary. 3 parts allspice liqueur or pimento dram warm weather poses other problems.winespectator. rum. Xcc`e^i\[`\ekj`eXg`kZ_\ik_\mXlek\[Savoy Cocktail Bookjl^^\jkj You can choose from a number of workable bases: gin. If you stray.CO M stay away from clear rum. Avoid frat-boy of spirit types. As a nod to that lineage. many cocktail guides have by-the-glass recipes. proportion (parts). modifying agents and additional flavors. and ingredients can run the gamut from spirits. Pregame preparation might seem to contradict the current dictum of The mixing is not done so much by units (ounces or centiliters) as by using fresh ingredients. Supply Collins or highball c`d\al`Z\j[feËkdXb\pflij\c]ZiXqp#lj\Yfkkc\[g`e\Xggc\al`Z\ %D`o glasses with ice cubes and let your guests pour their own refills. Too bitter complexity. The host and hostess are free to entertain without be. Furthermore. they can be served cold or warm (in winter). sweet and alcoholic elements. If you’re 3 dashes bitters for each quart prepared hell-bent on the punch bowl. capturing the spirit of its Ja- maican origins. S P I R I T S Punching It Up BY JACK BETTRIDGE F or many of us. but too much integration with whiskey is destined for failure. But even then you’ll have a pond that’s irresistible to in. brandy. salt and alcohol—and calling it punch. By the same token. fruit- driven and made with spirits. a Punch. All it takes is forethought and preparation. complex. Keeping the punch cool means 3 parts lime juice loading and reloading the bowl with ice as it melts down. keep your punch in a pitcher. The problem with describing punch is that the term is amorphous. sour. Though the punchbowl im- plies big-volume mixing. A punch that advertises its gin is not a punch. Instead. Fek_\[Xpf]k_\\m\ek#jhl\\q\k_\[\j`i\[Xdflekjf]fiXe^\Xe[ sects. k_Xkk_\fi[\i`en_`Z_`e^i\[`\ekjXi\X[[\[`jXcc$`dgfikXek#Ylkk_XkËj whiskey. brandy and gin coexist in the well-named Artillery alcohol proportions meant for force. a small scale to avoid expensive mistakes. even nonalcoholic Prohibition punch. and ironically as its bolder flavor tends to overrule other spirits. punch stirs up images of waterlogged fruit floating in a communal bowl of saccharine liquid at a high school prom as some wag vainly tries to spike it from a flask. 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if you don’t love it. “We see for example. in. or end-wise with bottles tilted at a 15-degree angle for who’s around. the Revel Weiss. sharing his bounty. ments into the design in order to streamline selection and allow for Along with a handful of other area collectors.” he says. “When you’re in my cellar.” 2005 to current vintage When work began on his current house. relishing the opportunity to tegrates with the inherent visual appeal of Weiss’ beloved wooden wine taste new and unfamiliar wines. while the LED lighting system com.–based firm Revel Cellars. 49. it doesn’t matter. attitude toward these events radiates Southern hospitality. turning sphere. His can orient wines in myriad ways—sideways with labels facing outward. pause for a moment. come one.he is eyeing Italy for an upcoming trip. P R I V A T E C E L L A R S Cab to the Core Memphis entrepreneur Craig Weiss built his home around his wine collection BY BEN LASMAN W ine occupies a central place in the lives of many collectors. 2005 to current vintage. the wines under consideration are serious: A recent meeting corners into visually distinctive yet highly efficient storage areas. Now holding more than 3. Taylor Fladgate Vintage and you’re impressed with the beauty of the Port 1970. Tenn. point- ing out the stacked wooden cases of cult Napa reds Continuum.Museum of Art. WHAT’S IN CRAIG WEISS’ CELLAR Weiss installed what he describes as a “wine NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 3. Four floor-to-ceiling lazy Susan–style wine wheels. “I can walk in. You don’t viting ambience. A luxurious aesthetic focused on warm hues and natural materials in. CELLAR TEMPERATURE: 55° F Weiss envisioned the raw basement space as HUMIDITY: 70 percent Craig Weiss a means to accommodate his fast-expanding collection. TOP: TREY CLARK architecture of the overall building. Cathy. “When (1. want to collect based on anyone else’s opinion. Ovid Napa Valley. Sliding drawers set on moveable dowels Friday tasting group where friends can sample and discuss wines. organization cellar tour auctioned off during a fundraiser for the Memphis Brooks is crucial. it never hurts to step outside and see from the exterior of the home links the design of the cellar with the what you’ve been missing. and I’m always tage. “People came in and were blown away. Weiss developed a more sophisticated palate through tastings with Designed by Michigan-based firm Revel. Weiss’ cellar exudes warmth and sophistication.” But despite his abiding love for California Cab. Given the top-notch 2012 and 2013 vintages in Napa. To that end. shoot out the e-mails. makes a point of cellar is already close to capacity.” says Weiss. with a number of large-format selections up to 6 liters. tempted after a tasting to join the mailing list.” Despite the unpretentious atmo- each with a capacity of 180 bottles. you really see what my favorites are. From an inauspicious start sipping white Zinfandel in college. Though he uses CellarTracker. “There’s nothing formal about it. Ovid.” he says. greater label visibility. match form to function. His cave was selected as the final stop on a local When it comes to navigating such a sizable collection. even when your home re- cases. who constructed his Memphis.” says Weiss.” he says. Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley 1997 (3L) you’re out there. home around a sumptu- ous cellar custom-built for his California Cabernet–centric holdings.” he says. His efforts NOTABLE LARGE-FORMAT BOTTLES: Harlan Estate Napa Valley 1997 were bolstered by repeat trips to Napa. do a almost hope they don’t come out with another great year so I can quick scan and find what I’m looking for. built their previous home. “Wine collecting is personal. 2002 to current vin- where I didn’t love the wines.5L).000 bottles. he rotates hosting a flexibility in displaying bottles. who sits on the board of several nonprofits. When he and his wife. Mich. come all. imparting a personal yet sophisticated character.high-rated or expensive.com for keeping tabs on his wines. Weiss is aim- Weiss finds the popular Web-based organization tool to be less than ing to load up on those years’ releases from his favorite producers—“I necessary given the intuitive layout of the cellar. “Just because something’s bines with the Italian plaster ceiling to bathe the space in a warm. Phelps Insignia and Spottswoode that anchor the elegant under- ground room. After all. friends and business partners. but few go as far as entrepreneur Craig Weiss. you connect with the people OLDEST WINES: Cockburn Vintage Port 1967. comprised a vertical tasting of Ovid Cabernet back to 2005.” 36   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . Continuum Napa Valley. places. Brick sourced volves around your collection. Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1989. “I haven’t been on a tasting Château Margaux Margaux 1989 NOTABLE VERTICALS: Dominus Estate Napa Valley. designed by the East Lansing.. Revel integrated several clever structural ele.000 FOCUS OF COLLECTION: California Cabernet Sauvignon closet” and set about filling it up.

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meanwhile. and only five rating less than 90 points. still need time to reach available at www. or vineyards or a selection of the best grapes for the riserva bottling. then stopped because the tannins weren’t completely ripe in some of the clay-based vineyards. “The secret was to leave the canopy free and work the soil to keep At Donatella Cinelli Colombini. Managing director Bernardino Sani was tosoli ($110). $70). licorice. The wines from the north. Caparzo La Casa ($70). 38   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- .” explained the grapes a week earlier to preserve acidity. At Camigliano. the 2011s are enjoyable now and should remain ing. black currant. with Senior editor Bruce Sanderson is Wine Spectator’s lead taster on the excellent balance and harmony. full of plum. tend to be fresher and more elegant. They show an excellent balance between beautiful fruit and 2010 harvest. only a little more than My highest-rated 2011 is from Fattoi (94. Otherwise you had too much concentration. Purchase your favorite producer’s 2010 riservas. and the wines spent six months less than usual in oak. 7.000 Montalcino Prime Donne (93. which later. but the culling paid dividends. In the meantime. In the cellar. This also helped avoid in less than half the typical volume of its Brunello di Montalcino sunburn and retain acidity. 5. fielded three outstanding Brunellos in 2011. preceding talcino itself. In ’11. around the town of Mon- but they are superior to those from 2009. buy some and the Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2011s and enjoy them while you wait for the 2010s. 2010 (97. these wines should continue to age well. Because it had not been particularly hot until then. And because most estates earmark either their best vineyard sic 95 points or higher. licorice. bolstered by soft tannins that make them and dozens of outstanding 2011s. more discreet in the use of wood. The small barrels. $93). a strict selection in 2011 resulted the moisture in the deeper parts of the soil. struggled to find the right balance and can show muscular tannins. “The key to success [in from the southern part of the region. 2015). the vines shut down and full ripeness became difficult to achieve. The stellar 2010 vintage earned a 98-point sequel to the classic. structure. the riservas have benefited from the extra year their release is overshadowed by the superb riservas from the excellent of aging. However those who adapted in the vineyard drew on experience gained from previous hot seasons. “We harvested one-third of harvesting. structured 2010s. with 12 scoring a clas. with Be patient. This elite group is led by strong showings from the refined and com. them another three to five years in bottle. at lower elevations. We picked the rest a week Riccardo Campinoti. however. Mocali ($40). 22. with rating for the high quality of its wines.” July 31. The 2010s. Based on the immediate charm cherry and berry flavors. spice and chocolate notes. (A free alphabetical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted is so for the next 10 years. but give flavors of cherry. the 2011s are perfect to enjoy while waiting for the more structured and reticent 2010s to reveal all their facets. owner and winemaker at Le Ragnaie. wines of Tuscany. wines vintages that also experienced hot summers. Caprili ($50). $65) and Brunello di Selection was also key.000 cases made the cut. floral. the 2011 vintage is an ideal Brunello.” explained Paoletti. or even 36 in more robust vintages. By contrast.winespectator. cases of its Brunello di Montalcino. $120). Nonetheless. I reviewed nearly 60 riservas in all. with Altesino Mon. opting for large casks rather than Renieri ($50) and La Serena ($50) all weighing in at 93 points. Charming and ripe. His team started again on Sept. Argiano normally makes 10.com/083116. owner Gualtiero Ghezzi started har- vesting the Sangiovese from sandy soils on Sept. $145). In 2010.000 to 11. and the blend was successful.” (93 points on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale. Despite the attractive character and ready-to-enjoy appeal of the ’11s. “We managed the harvest in a 2011] was being careful in the vineyard by not removing leaves or green very different way. and bottled the wines earlier. they adapted to the vintage with shorter maceration times (15 days for the early- picked grapes and 15 to 30 days for the later) to mod- erate the tannins. Lisini owner Carlo Lisini Baldi and veteran wine- Le Ragnaie owner and winemaker Riccardo Campinoti maker Filippo Paoletti also employed a unique approach for the 2011 vintage. that vintage garners a 90-point rat- accessible early. than the standard 30. 2003 and 2000. wild herb and stone. The open nature of the ’11s also reflects their location within the The warm year is reflected in the richness and breadth of the wines. plex Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 (98. Montalcino zone. The best 2011s offer balance and freshness despite a spike in temperature in August that reached 105˚ F.) their peak and should improve and evolve over the next 10 to 25 years. after 24 months rather latter four are particularly good values. W I N E F O C U S Brunello di Montalcino 2011 The new vintage is a perfect foil to the structured 2010s BY BRUCE SANDERSON These are the highlights among the more than 160 wines tasted blind in Wine Spectator’s New York office since my last report (“Radiant F or fans of Brunello di Montalcino.

WineSpectator. and chalky mineral notes. wild herb. featuring macerated cherry. floral and salty. Solidly built yet refined. straw- Boasts cherry and strawberry fruit. DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI Brunello di Montalcino 2011 93 $65 VALDICAVA Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano 96 $299 Oak spice and wood tannins lift the cherry and strawberry fruit. with brisk acidity driving the flavors of cherry. Riserva 2010 A perfumed nose of rose. this red evokes Pure cherry. eucalyptus. offering notes of cherry. strawberry.com/083116. An austere style. tobacco and mineral. ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 96 $125 SESTA DI SOPRA Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 95 $100 Concentrated and elegant. leather. tobacco and chalk aromas and flavors. LA FORTUNA Brunello di Montalcino Giobi 2010 96 $220 Perfumed aromas burst from the glass. hibiscus tea and earth flavors. spice. strawberry.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search. tobacco and earth accents. iron. fading cherry. of tobacco. plum. Well-structured. TOP 2011s TOP 2010 RISERVAS (continued) WINE SCORE PRICE WINE SCORE PRICE FATTOI Brunello di Montalcino 2011 94 $70 CAMIGLIANO Brunello di Montalcino Gualto Riserva 2010 96 $75 Features cherry. RENIERI Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 96 $100 CAPRILI Brunello di Montalcino 2011 93 $50 Reminiscent of a fine Burgundy. with a beam of black cherry anchoring the Exhibits cherry. Hints of leather. with oak spice. ripe fruit has an impact. Stays fresh and focused. expressive style. wrapped in a cloak of dusty tannins. Structured and fresh. Fine balance and a lively structure keep this focused. licorice. mineral and spice lay in wait. A fluid.winespectator. iron. focused style. plum. spice Fragrant. featuring cherry. pe. showing berry. strawberry. wild herb and stone accents. leather. Juicy and elegant. firmly structured red. ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2011 93 $110 Complex aromas meet flavors of cherry. A tightly wound. mineral. strawberry. A free alphabetical list is available at www. COL D’ORCIA Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Vento 93 $150 SAN FILIPPO Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére Riserva 2010 96 $180 Riserva 2008 The sweet. Offers eucalyptus. tea and iron. Hangs together beautifully. black currant and floral notes. berry and currant. full of cherry. with animal and mineral elements. tobacco. balanced version. mineral and tobacco aromas and flavors. licorice and spice notes. cherry and strawberry notes introduces LA SERENA Brunello di Montalcino 2011 93 $50 fruit. tobacco and mineral flavors. spice and mineral aromas and flavors. RENIERI Brunello di Montalcino 2011 93 $50 BIONDI-SANTI Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo 95 $NA Packed with cherry. WINE SCORE PRICE leather. minerally flavors. to- CAPARZO Brunello di Montalcino La Casa 2011 93 $70 bacco and tea notes follow through and linger on the finish. augmented by plum. cherry. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  39 . strawberry. W I N E F O C U S Uccelliera BRUCE SANDERSON’S RECOMMENDED BRUNELLOS DI MONTALCINO More than 160 wines were reviewed for this report. plum. accented by notes ony. raspberry. DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI Brunello di Montalcino 97 $120 MASTROJANNI Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena 95 $120 Riserva 2010 d’Asino 2010 There are plenty of bass notes here. eucalyptus and tobacco flavors. Offers juniper and sage flavors. strawberry and mineral flavors. soy and leather flavors in this complex. along with cherry and floral flavors. truffle. with strawberry and cherry fruit. Riserva 2010 MOCALI Brunello di Montalcino 2011 93 $40 A pure. MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Riserva 2010 95 $122 TOP 2010 RISERVAS Tightly wound. while wild berry. with hints of underbrush. UCCELLIERA Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 98 $145 LA GERLA Brunello di Montalcino Riserva gli Angeli 2010 95 $95 Saturated with cherry. rose and raspberry aromas and flavors are expressive. earth and eucalyptus. this boasts cherry. firm yet harmonious. spice and chocolate hints. licorice.

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spicy reds to Blanche NV (91. $20) Red currant. vibrant. floral. anise. $17) Plum. juicy Grenache Blanc and Viognier together with ÁLVARO CASTRO Dão Reserva 2012 (90. mirabelle plum mineral. orange 89 Alamos Dark plum. juicy CAVES TRANSMONTANAS Douro Vértice 95 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri-Sassicaia Grande Reserva White 2013 (91. chocolate. spice the ripe grapefruit. A range of $23) Red currant. spice Sauvignon Maipo Valley Anti. $7) Creamy. almond. candied lemon peel. raspberry tart. pepper Tasting notes and scores for those wines. pure 2014 $47 QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS Touriga Nacional TRADICIÓ PONS Costers del Segre Clos Pons CALIFORNIA Zinfan- Douro 2013 (91. white peach. (88. $30) Intense. $30) Fresh. Royale 2015 (90. smoke pith. while De Morgen. $20) Floral. Asian spice Eola-Amity Hills Estate 2014 Séguret DELAFORCE Late Bottled (92. espresso. SELECTIONS into their own with a host of styles. tangy whites to bold. spice tions on this list are all $30 or less to help you EMILIO LUSTAU Amontillado Jerez Los Arcos HIGHLY RECOMMENDED explore the country’s bounty. cherry. yard 2014 (89. spice. dried COLLECTIBLE mineral. green herbs Hemisphere. hot stone. orange zest. Scherrer blends Syrah and Gre. offering 2013 (90. tangerine. leafy. red plum. white. spice red currant. violet. $14) LA QUERCIA Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2014 Cherry. cherry. jdffk_k\okli\% unctuous. plum tart. currant. SMART BUY Light. leafy. blood orange YcXZbY\iip#d`ekXe[YXb`e^jg`Z\j% QUINTA DOS ROQUES Dão 2012 (91. pear. orange zest opening to luxurious flavors of chocolate. $13) zesty. currant. bitter del doesn’t get violet. mineral. jicama. Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. with plenty guas Reservas 2012 (89. dried meat. sleek You’ll find 17 classic wines and nearly All are well-priced. halva. peach. seamless 2013 $20 boysenberry. $19) Refreshing. $32) Plum. dried cherry. spice herbs. blending Roussanne. rich Ports. with a hint of singed iron running Douro Evel Red 2014 (90. dried apple. SMART BUY roasted chestnut. 96 Carlisle green tea. bitter orange Zinfandel Russian CHURCHILL Late Bottled Port 2008 (92. $13) Black cherry. spicy toast. plum EUROZONE KENDALL-JACKSON Merlot This group from France. zest. The selec. reds and whites from California. walnut. suave. wet straw. $21) Plum. mango. silky fig. juicy. $26) Rich. Tradition Port 2010 (90. forest floor. $25) Yakima Valley Hahn Hill Vine- ZXeY\]fle[XkN`e\Jg\ZkXkfi%Zfd Loidana 2013 (92. white Xd`[k_\[XibgcldXe[YcXZbY\iip]il`k% Lithe. spice AZORES WINE COMPANY Verdelho Pico nache for its Sonoma rosé. Italy Sonoma County Vintner’s and Spain offers traditional Reserve 2013 (89. smoked pepper Torrontés Salta cocoa powder. $16) Dry. pepper SCHERRER Rosé Dry Sonoma AVELEDA Touriga Nacional County 2015 (91. Oregon. Alges 2011 (90. with rich aromas of black raspberry and (91. tightly CAVES ALIANÇA Dão Quinta da Garrida This selection of New World wines offers solid wound style. peach. 90 Domaine CHURCHILL Douro 2013 (90. black currant. $16) Pear. values from the West Coast and Southern violet. raspberry. forest floor. smoke. $25) Floral. BETHEL HEIGHTS Pinot Noir Côtes du Rhône-Villages dried blackberry. dark plum. (89. (89. $18) Powerful. juicy. boysenberry. NV (90. de Mourchon roasted plum. plum. fresh. $22) Crisp. apricot. sage cream. with the MERCER Mercer Canyons Red 300 outstanding wines from among Champagne providing espe. watermelon. tic Maestro White. vintage. Blend Columbia Valley 2013 reviews of more than 600 new releases% cially good value. tangy apple. red berry. cherry. peach. dried mango. black cherry. firm. coconut A NEWER WORLD Sassicaia 2013 $235 ITALY A racy. cherry. muscular Sonoma County Rosé 2015 ARGENTINA A rich AZORES WINE COMPANY (90. MARCO ABELLA Priorat California 2014 (90. wild herb. dark cherry. using the Wine Ratings search. spice. $16) Lemon Montafi Ranch stone. red currant. spice DE MORGENZON Maestro FRANCE Shows solid depth and flesh for the REAL COMPANHIA VELHA White Stellenbosch 2014 (92. lively Washington and Chile round out the list. briar. $12) Lithe. tobacco. hot Barrameda Papirusa NV (90. dark chocolate. plum. S A V V Y S H O P P E R VINHOS PORTUGUESES CHARLES ELLNER Brut Champagne Carte SPECTATOR From crisp. raspberry. spice. showing creamy notes to Arinto dos Açores Pico 2014 watermelon. $20) Lush. blackberry. honeysuckle. rich. dried herbs. polished much better than QUINTA DO INFANTADO Vintage Port 2011 LES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL Tavel Cuvée this. red plum. violet. fleur del sel. raspberry. and mineral flavors Original 2014 (90. red fruit. $30) EMILIO LUSTAU Manzanilla Sanlúcar de River Valley Luscious. toasted zon also leans toward the Rhône with its eclec. COUSIÑO-MACUL Cabernet kiwifruit and plum mango. strawberry. mocha. VAUGHN DUFFY Pinot Noir 2015 $13 pepper. along with 350 additional CONUNDRUM White PACIFIC RIM Chenin Blanc wines reviewed since our last issue. the wines of Portugal have come black currant. exotic. BEST VALUE Bairrada Follies 2012 (89. $14) Guava. $17) f]]cfiXc[\kX`cj% Juicy. cocoa powder. thyme. rapierlike. violet. pure. tea. coconut. matched to a dense. herb. lemon verbena Xd\dY\ij$fecpj\im`Z\% licorice. $14) $25) Yellow apple. flavors. mineral —Bruce Sanderson 42   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . $19) Black IN THIS ISSUE’S BUYING GUIDE styles reflective of their regions. slivered almond. floral.

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filling up a frequently the pile-up in the cellar leads to benign neglect. and now the deed is the time and seems even more improb. This cautioned against overdoing it. but more and once you get a handle on what you can afford. under the lection to outgrow one storage space and then another. With good wines lovers bantering about their collections. but it’s stuck came and went. but she are still collecting like they’ll live forever. JAMES LAUBE Drinking Down Your Cellar T he conversation was stepped around them each time she years ago. cellar is easier than emptying it. Modest in size. the space is designed to please the eye and aging and drinking it. ingful consideration of how best to cal this dream really is. as adding a few inches or pounds. unit—seemed beyond the reach of all I’ve met collectors of all stripes who but the wealthiest. but it’s a much less an inflating wine collection not only cherished favorites but also rarefied endeavor than it once was. yet I also your last bottle on your last day. who had the money experience the same accumulation is- to buy ageworthy wines and follow them from youth to maturity. appreciate in value. She also had a rough-hewn basement The topic: how best to cellar that flooded when it rained and drink down your cellar. She their peak. since any collection includes status and luxury. At some point we all GREG GORMAN @e_`jYcf^j#AXd\jCXlY\j_Xi\jlg[Xk\j]ifd_`ji\Z\ekkXjk`e^jXe[m`j`kj have to consider an endgame. overlooked or forgotten. It’s true that certain bottles. But most My friend had needed a proper cellar for a decade. The best way to approach an inflat- American affluence has allowed us ing wine collection is to think of it as to accumulate the things we love in estate planning for your cellar. Cellars are like waistlines. of the collectors in their cellars. She kept more wines than they can drink. Sure it can still be expensive. whose only way in or out was a danger- The debaters: long-in-the-tooth wine ously narrow ladder. This often leads to the worst- most of her wine in a haphazard array of cardboard boxes in the case scenario of buying expensive wines only to have them pass front entryway of an otherwise spotless and orderly home. She struck me as hopelessly romantic at heeded my advice. Finding the perfect moment doesn’t have to be. most attentive types keep accurate Maintaining a wine cellar is a sign of The best way to approach records. The quantities far greater than we need. The true value in cellaring wine is in cellar.com/laube. It’s not uncommon for a wine col. which is heavy on the kind of Many of my friends with cellars intend to drink as much as trophy wines that electrify collectors. sues. constantly expiring. she clearly needed There was general agreement that a more appropriate cellar. they What’s odd about some collectors is they think of their wine grow faster than you realize. at least not in a significant way. but many more don’t. Great wines abound at lower price points. to open a long-cellared gem is a beautiful experience. and assembling a wine cellar is much more find bottles and then securing them in the cellar—is often more accessible than ever before. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  45 . constantly amassing kept putting it off. the bottles far outnumber however What’s her endgame? many days each collector has left. liquidate the wines in a timely manner.CO M is akin to assessing your financial health. The act of buying wine—of joining in the hunt for hard-to- A lot has changed. n`k_n`e\dXb\ij#Xe[[`jZljj\j_fk$Ylkkfe`jjl\j`ek_\n`e\`e[ljkip%Af`e k_\Zfem\ijXk`fen`k_fk_\id\dY\ijXkwww. Senior editor James Laube has been with Wine Spectator since 1981. properly maintain her collection. Honestly identifying what shape you and your cellar are in W I N E S P E C TATO R . I routinely the perfect ending would be drinking encouraged her to add one. In every case. they can and leave the rest to their family or to charity. but it exciting than actually drinking it. There are much better avenues I reflected on this the other day as a friend christened her new for investing your money. I’m But none of that addresses the mean- even more convinced of how fantasti. the same right cellar conditions. Having now visited many estly sized yet high-end collection. She has ideal storage for a mod- able today. It an assortment of oddities—impulse wasn’t long ago that the notion of hav- is to think of it as estate buys or random gifts—that are easily ing a cellar at all—even a refrigerated planning for your cellar. done.winespectator. thinking the expense not worth it. as a financial investment. with me all this time.

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especially after having initially dismissed it. let me freshen it of a wine really meaningful? Robert up with an ice cube or two. He just wanted to enjoy the wine. Georg Riedel of wineglass fame poured Dom Pérignon this wine are produced? Do you know how hard it was to obtain Champagne not into his designated vintage Champagne glass but this wine? Do you know how expensive this wine is? instead into Riedel’s vastly spacious grand cru red Burgundy glass. If great Sometimes we revere not “too often. the better to focus our been. www. Ask any wine But even in summer. from too much knowledge. not to mention the techniques behind its production). even meaningless. I’m still way too buttoned-down. even he was aware of how the very specificity knowledge? It is indeed. at a private dinner in his from an excessive awareness. Also. This is the moment to free ourselves. 20th-century British wine writers. for example. And let’s be honest.” but that would be overly wines weren’t so expensive. MATT KRAMER Has the Trivial Made Us Reverential? I purposely saved this topic for Every body of knowledge has its the very heart of midsummer. wine producers times overly reverential. when I’m probably as ited edition” status or special bottling loosey-goosey about wine as I’ve ever particularity. And what type of knowledge is that? In a word. for I too have sinned by . sensory experience of the wine but But I now know that this is not true. I confess that play this game as well. So now it’s summer. went my so much the sensory harsh—we revere not so much the reasoning. lovers. “To hell with the bub- the foundation of wine appreciation precisely about acquiring bles!” Effectively. Do you know how few bottles of home.feËkd`jjDXkkBiXd\iËjN\Y$\oZclj`m\\jjXpjXe[c`m\cpfec`e\[`jZljj`fejXk excessive reverence) to take a hike. if there’s a producer: They all downplay or out- common denominator among wine right hide their production size pre- lovers today—so-called “serious” wine cisely because of this prejudice. By publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes. isn’t bles in such a large glass. Who among us has not looked at a ating it. attention on the trivial rather than I once thought that this reverence the substantive.CO M tell the wine worshipers (me included. In I now believe that our modern wine reverence—mine surely my own effort to struggle out of the straightjacket of excessive included—derives. this orthodoxy of ap. trivia.com/kramer%Fecpd\dY\ijdXpgfjkZfdd\ekj#Ylk Xccm`j`kfijdXpi\X[k_\d% Matt Kramer has contributed to Wine Spectator regularly since 1985.winespectator.) good the wine may be. trivial byways. paradoxically. reverence. And the great wines they were after learning that it asks or has fetched an exorbitant price? drinking back then cost a pittance. our most easygoing. Sometimes—I’m tempted to say proach. some of the most reverential what the wine represents. encouraging us I have struggled with this for many to pay more attention to a wine’s “lim- years. I remind myself of the refreshing libertarianism of the edge. trivia is about unimportant facts or details. never mind how doubt it. who freely admitted to me its very definition. wine a little too warm for you? For example. Georg replied. of all those different Riedel glasses has contributed to a kind of Yet the notion of “too much knowledge” rests specifically with reverence. on the surface. I still smile when I think of it. The trick is distinguish- the time of year that finds us at ing the trivial from the substantive. was a matter of money. 48   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . toward wine. anyway—it’s that we are some. most ritualistic approaches to appreci. you say. are revealed in the work of late 19th-century and early painting differently. Is that red the meaningless from the meaningful. price. When I (reverently) asked about dissipating the precious bub- to be not just implausible but even wrong-headed. then we would lighten up. (Would Mondavi bristled with resentment at you so freely do the same thing at a what he saw as prejudice against large- formal dinner party in midwinter? I production wines. even now. during an interview that he loved drinking Château Margaux something insignificant. experience of the wine but what the wine represents (its rarity or After all. After all. I remind myself of how. the abundance—the excess even—of a particular type of knowl. The idea of having too much knowledge seems. So this summer (and next winter) put an ice cube in it and W I N E S P E C TATO R . or the winemaking writing on wine. is the case quantity No problem. with a Big Mac.

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Portugal’s white wines surge in quality as vintners exploit older vineyards in the Douro and beyond BY KIM MARCUS PHOTOGRAPH BY SHERI GIBLIN 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  51 .Breaking P ortugal’s Douro River Valley contains an amazing mix of terroirs where native grapes have adapted to searing summer heat to produce world-class red table wines. And when it comes to making intensely flavorful and concentrated Ports in the deepest reaches of the THE MOLD Douro gorge. the hotter the better.

try the rich and powerful Caves Transmon- TOP: MICHEL VAEREWIJCK.000 feet. BOTTOM: O REVELADOR tanas Douro Vértice Grande Reserva 2013 (91. among others—that are typically blended. region’s potential for whites. Viosinho and Arinto.and east-facing slopes. It comes from 80-year-old vines planted at 2. treasure trove that the region’s vintners are beginning to explore. A blend of equal parts Viosinho. $15). Códega. For well-priced versions that provide a good entry point to what the Douro has to offer. Códega. F or the near future. Portuguese vint. Viosinho and Arinto. releasing a range of distinctive. whites (“branco” in Portuguese) have really come on strong. thrive a wealth of sagging fortunes of white Port. Vanguards in this new Douro quest include whites such as the Wine & Soul Guru 2014 (92 points.) Though the reds continue to improve in qual- ity. meriting a special report for the first time. draws on Rabigato. winespectator. well-priced bottlings. veio and Rabigato. In Most of the leading Douro producers who branched out from deft hands they can be complex. It delivers richness and complexity despite containing just 12.5 percent alcohol. Arinto. Managing and aging to realize these flavor profiles. the Redoma Reserva. $48). the production of white Port. Dirk Niepoort. Overall. These are among the more than 100 Portuguese whites wines I have tasted in the past year. But the upswing in quality is even more vast realm of 125. sometimes flabby styles and the deliberately spritzy bottlings that have commonly come from Portugal in the past. with im. In the cooler climes of the Douro rim’s higher altitudes. (A free alpha- betical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted is available at www. he has made the Redoma white since 1995. $45). one of the first producers in the Douro Valley to produce high quality white table wine. The Redoma Reserva was aged for 10 months in barrel and is a blend mostly of Rabigato. they are also well-structured enough to pair with Lavradores de Feitoria winemaker Olga Martins heads a group of quality-focused rich seafood. pear tart and glazed apricot. it comes from a north-facing vineyard high above the Douro and is fermented and aged in new French oak for five months. Another trendsetter is the unctuous Niepoort Redoma White Reserva 2014 (92. Rabigato. of which 100 scored outstanding. $26). apple tart and crème brûlée flavors. rich and creamy-tasting. They are a far cry from the simple. a ners are using Burgundian techniques such as barrel fermentation leading Port house that also makes high quality reds. has long been a champion of saving old vineyards threatened with uprooting in the rush for more productive younger plantings.000 vineyard acres for new wines—and their impressive because until recently these grapes were grown mainly for color is white. Among them is Quinta do Noval. offering concentrated baked pear. the crisp and juicy Lavradores de Feitoria 2015 (89. the majority of them reds. Gou. 52   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . Although these bottlings and the more powerful examples listed above are interesting to drink on their own for their freshness and depth of flavor. takes special care to preserve old remain a small part of the vineyards of indigenous varieties. I sam- pled more than 300 Portuguese table wines in our New York office. Códega do Larinho and Gouveio. one of the first vintners in the Douro to take white wines seriously. Douro’s output. as only 10 percent or so of the region’s vineyards But Douro vintners are now exploring the highest regions of this are planted to white grapes. growers in the Douro. Port to red table wines over the past few decades are excited by the pressive minerality reminiscent of white Burgundy. loaded with rich flavors of dried apple. whites will Niepoort. $12) and the lush and spicy Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva 2014 (89. as well Many of the older vineyards were largely overlooked because of the as on its sheltered north. a small and almost forgotten category. Its leading white bottling. but they now represent an untapped formerly unheralded native white grapes—Viosinho. not red.com/083116. vegetarian dishes and creamy pastas.

It is 100 percent Alvarinho has Douro 2014 (92. MAP: HENRY ENG ALENTEJO cruzado balances sugar and acidity to create ) Viosinho|Once overlooked for its low yields. resulting in rich. “We are going very deep with our research with white varieties. resulting in powerful and refined wines. The plans will hopefully res- cue a sleeping giant. Whites are something I intend to keep an eye on. who has planted Gouveio and Viosinho at the Noval estate.” RCV’s best white comes from its Pedro Silva Reis and Pedro Silva Reis Jr. which is a function of the terroir and the grape varieties. it performs best at high altitudes. ) Arinto/Loureiro/Trajadura|In addition to ) Rabigato|Primarily used for blending and TEJO Alvarinho. $55). He is in- trigued by the natural acidity the indigenous grapes can provide. rich and full-bodied. with and was barrel fermented for added richness. The Quinta das Carval. Loureiro is › ) Roupeiro/Códega/Síria|This high-volume. aromatic and floral. “They have a lovely natural fresh- ness. are doing flagship Quinta das Carvalhas estate. PORTUGAL’S MAJOR Cornucopia of Whites WINE REGIONS VINHO Portugal is home to a wealth of native grapes. It’s a mix of Viosinho. tone and floral aromas. En. expect to see more 2014 (93. “The knowledge we have about the old grapes needs to be expanded. in the center of the Douro’s most famed growing district. ety is unrelated to the Verdelho of Madeira.” says Seely. It is a leading component in of white table wine blends and Ports. Rabigato and Códega. this vari- bariño in Spain.. DOURO ATLANTIC OCEAN ) Alvarinho|The low-yielding Alvarinho ) Gouveio|High-yielding and widely planted. When in doubt.” says Pe- dro Silva Reis of Real Companhia Velha (RCV). min- ing body. Last year. rich. extensive research on white grapes in the prestigious Cima Corgo growing district. powerful. characterized by flavors of peach. on the label. peach and melon. produces aromatic wines of complexity and its citrus aromas and peach and aniseed fla- DÃO richness. one of Portugal’s oldest wine companies. Floral and it is now gaining a following in the Douro. look for “branco. of brioche. TASTING REPORT | PORTUGAL director Christian Seeley is working on crafting a white blend. Alvarinho was recognized as an authorized grape in The wine was overseen by the talented Jorge Moreira. $35). and Trajadura steely and low-acid variety. acidity. this variety is powerfully light. citrus zest and passion fruit. these varieties are found in the known for its acidity. Known as Al. JOAQUIM NORTE DE SOUSA. and flavors of citrus. refined and minerally. ageable and structured wines. with concentrated flavors Alvarinho bottlings from the region. vors produce bright wines with lively acidity. Arinto (or Pad. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  53 . crisp. tejo and Códega in the Douro. the Poeira Duriense the more generic regional Duriense moniker. Here is a guide to some of the leading VERDE white varieties.” which means “white” in Portu- GFIKF › DOURO guese. with a vegetal under- LISBOA northern Vinho Verde DOC. add- citrus notes dominate. Once called Verdelho in the Douro. of Real Companhia Velha. offers aromas N SETÚBAL ) Encruzado|The headliner in the Dão. meaning that wine made from it will no longer carry made this report’s highest-scoring white. the Cima Corgo. They are not what I would think of as whites from a hot climate. ripe pear and baked apple. who also the Douro. mildly fizzy bottlings from the minerally and bright. C@J9FE ernã) is vibrant and minerally. one of Portugal’s oldest wine companies. smoky notes. like Chablis. fragrance and freshness to a range 0 miles 30 SPAIN erally versions. Low in ALGARVE many blends. known as Roupeiro in Alen- higher in alcohol.

mango and toasted-coconut flavors. with custardy notes that accent the ripe apple flavors and notes of beeswax and spice resting on powerful pear. Maria Gomes and Bical. Alentejo native. try the Aveleda Alvarinho (88. the main island of the Azores. such as the extremely rare Terrantez. Visionary vintner António Maçanita. which lies north and west of the Douro. it should gain complexity over the Farther afield there are more tantalizing next five years. Branco de Talha 2012 (90. where it pro. today a hotel and also home to a winery that that rest at the cutting edge of quality in the Douro and beyond. is the Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas 2014 (90. The plans is even warmer than the Douro and where cade. With its richness and and Antão Vaz (30 percent). power. offers tantalizing terroir for plantings. Quality in grapes needs to be To the south lies the Alentejo. with white An excellent Alvarinho from Vinho Verde a sleeping giant. Fuji apple and ripe melon flavors. A breakout ing and cellar practices. $30). MAURICIO ABREU/GETTY IMAGES structures.TASTING REPORT | PORTUGAL On Pico. the highest mountain in Portugal. Pico. of dried peach and honeycomb. richly spiced and concentrated. The volcano Ponta do Pico. Maçanita is reviving long-abandoned vineyards and Beyond the Douro and Vinho Verde. Casa de San- duces high quality whites in the Rías Biaxas “The knowledge we tar. 54   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . expanded. On the main interest for white-wine drinkers is the Dão. 850 miles west of the Portuguese and grapefruit flavors offer hints of richness. a category that bears watching as its evolution accelerates. an $25). Known as Albariño in Spain. located 850 miles off the coast of Portugal. $26). This is an- other vast red wine realm where the climate Vinho Verde has improved over the past de.” raspberry. It’s makes a long-lived blend of Encruzado. used 400-liter amphorae to Riesling-like flavors of green apple and citrus. For a lighter-style white from glimpses of emerging white wine quality from Vinho Verde. its ripe apple Portugal. Real Companhia Velha ferment this blend of Roupeiro (70 percent) with minerally notes. with its granite-rich island of this volcanic archipelago. as vintners have modernized grapegrow. The highest-scoring Dão is the Fontes da Cunha Encruzado Managing editor Kim Marcus is Wine Spectator’s lead taster on the Munda 2014 (91. One of the pioneers of Portuguese whites lies nearby at Portuguese white wines represent a cornucopia of flavors and styles the Buçaco Palace. including the Azores Wine Company Verdelho Pico leading grape here is Encruzado. $50). with ripe Original 2014 (90. mainland. top bottlings are buttery. Quinta de Cabriz and region. It’s made from old vines and features —Pedro Silva Reis. On the Azores Islands. the region with the most grapes varieties. he has bottled several and well-watered uplands in the central part of the country. $13). with flavors wines of Portugal. intrepid winemakers are bringing long-abandoned vineyards back to life and experimenting with extremely rare local varieties such as Terrantez. Alvarinho has traditionally been a Quinta da Pellada are also among the region’s component in the light and spritzy blends have about the old producers who make noteworthy whites. benefiting both will hopefully rescue white made from local grapes is the Fitapreta blends and varietal bottlings. Álvaro Castro. from the Vinho Verde appellation. The varietals. whites are gaining a foothold.

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offer good acidity. REAL COMPANHIA VELHA Douro Porca de Murça White 2015 89 $11 NIEPOORT Douro Redoma White 2014 91 $28 This offers enticing floral notes to the rich. richly spiced notes of beeswax. with concen. CASA FERREIRINHA Douro White Planalto Reserva 2014 89 $15 Lush and spicy. baked apple and allspice. peach and honeycomb. pear tart. mango and toasted coconut flavors. and Bosc pear flavors. The lush finish is filled with spice and pastry notes. WineSpectator. DINIZ Antão Vaz-Arinto 87 $9 LAVRADORES DE FEITORIA Douro White Meruge 2014 90 $26 Alentejo Monte da Ravasqueira Fonte da Serrana 2015 Plush and spicy. full-bodied white. dried This has some floral notes to the fruity and juicy flavors of dried apple. green apple and Key lime pie flavors. WINE & SOUL Douro White Guru 2014 92 $45 Offers a powerful smoky aroma. scallion cut apple flavors. smoky notes. with light smoky notes on the finish. refined and minerally white from Portugal. QUINTA DE CABRIZ Encruzado Dão 2014 89 $14 QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS Douro White 2014 92 $35 A firm and taut white. graced by tons of minerality. with notes of jasmine to the green pear and fresh- Powerfully crisp and full of stony notes to the green apple. with a smoky allure to the flavors of apple. turning LAVRADORES DE FEITORIA Douro White 2015 89 $12 creamy midpalate. pear and baked peach flavors that brûlée and pear tart. with fresh-cut green apple and lemon-lime flavors supported by vibrant acidity. well-structured flavors of A taut and powerful white. CARM Douro White Vinha do Bispado 2015 87 $9 ÁLVARO CASTRO Encruzado Dão Reserva 2014 90 $25 An aromatic white. with intense allspice and honey cream notes.winespectator. with plenty of minerality to the peach. apple tart and butter pastry. Kim Marcus’ Recommended Portuguese White Wines More than 100 white wines were reviewed for this report. juicy finish. with concentrated minerally notes to the brioche. with well-spiced and power- buttery notes on the rich. dried apple and tan- A powerful. QUINTA DO PORTAL Douro White Frontaria 2014 88 $10 AZORES WINE COMPANY Verdelho Pico Original 2014 90 $50 Dried green herb and fresh-cut green apple notes are matched to Unctuous and filled with plenty of custardy notes that accent the ripe some creamy details this zesty white. mango. citrus flavors feature touches of richness. trated apple. plush and rich. Mint and green herbal notes show midpalate. Shows spicy overtones to ripe apple and grapefruit flavors. with a lively mix of lemon-lime and grapefruit flavors. with green peach and apple tart flavors that feature some floral notes. apple tart and crème brûlée flavors. accented by plenty of rich. AVELEDA Loureiro-Alvarinho Vinho Verde 87 $9 JÚLIO BASTOS Alentejo White Dona Maria Amantis 90 $25 Quinta da Aveleda 2015 Reserva 2012 Crisp and focused. baked peach match. supported by Lemon drop notes accent this crisp white. with juicy apple. Fuji apple and ripe melon flavors. gerine. A free alphabetical list is available at www. apricot and Periquita 2015 pear tart flavors. spicy finish. with flavors of pear tart. ripe pear. ported by fresh acidity.com/083116. Creamy CAVES TRANSMONTANAS Douro Vértice Grande Reserva 91 $26 midpalate. with concentrated. The seductively lavender and green peach.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search. with snappy ripe citrus. ful flavors of baked pear. with flavors to Medium-bodied and creamy. with rich. creamy flavors of baked apple. with spicy flavors of dried apple. Spicy finish. Crisp and juicy. berry. vanilla and smoke. The finish reveals hints of tarragon. along with concentrated. REAL COMPANHIA VELHA Douro Evel White 2015 90 $13 JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA  Peninsula de Setúbal White 86 $10 Rich and refined. pear. supported by fresh acidity. SOCIEDADE AGRÍCOLA D. creamy flavors of baked A rich and well-structured white. with loads of spice notes to the pear tart. WINE SCORE PRICE WINE SCORE PRICE POEIRA Duriense White 2014 93 $55 SOALHEIRO Alvarinho Vinho Verde Primeiras Vinhas 2014 90 $25 A rich. creamy finish has accents of green herbs. with concentrated lemon-lime. whose green apple and ripe firm acidity. dried and lemon curd flavors. The long finish is filled kiwifruit. with plenty of minerality to the white rasp. This well-rounded and unctuous white is loaded with rich. baked apple and vanilla. Medium-bodied. pear and NIEPOORT Douro Redoma White Reserva 2014 92 $48 almond tart flavors. kumquat and ripe pear. with impressive concentration to the MAGNUM Dão Ribeiro Santo White 2013 89 $12 baked pear. White 2013 QUINTA DE CABRIZ Dão White 2014 88 $10 Rich and powerfully fruity. supported by crisp acidity. FONTES DA CUNHA Encruzado Dão Munda 2014 91 $30 JOÃO PORTUGAL RAMOS Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2015 89 $16 This powerfully structured white offers a smoky aroma. MANUEL DA COSTA CARVALHO LIMA & FILHOS 87 $10 FITAPRETA Alentejo White Signature Series Vinho Verde Cruzeiro NV Branco de Talha 2012 90 $26 Tangy. well- crafted flavors of dried apple. Notes of glazed apri. salted almond flavors that lengthen out. lemon curd. Has the stuffing to age. Offers a rich. green apple and Very ripe. pear and lemon drop flavors. with buttery notes to the baked apple. Reveals pastry and A richly textured and ripe-tasting white. 56   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . baked apple and buttercream flavors. AVELEDA Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2015 88 $13 cot and dried mint show on the long finish. NIEPOORT Douro Twisted White 2014 90 $19 JOÃO PORTUGAL RAMOS Loureiro Vinho Verde 2015 87 $9 This has plush flavors of angel food cake and pear tart. crème Medium-bodied. sup- Rich and well-crafted. pear and coconut. pear tart and glazed apricot.

flanked by notes of dried sage. plush style. dried blackberry and dark plum flavors. plum tart and flavors supported by fresh acidity. Kim Marcus’ Recommended Portuguese Red Wines More than 200 red wines were reviewed for this report. with powerful flavors of dark plum. Lush midpalate. featuring plenty of leafy and underbrush notes. and leafy accents that are textbook Touriga. CAVES ALIANÇA Dão 2012 89 $11 LAVRADORES DE FEITORIA Douro Três Bagos Grande 92 $40 Firm and juicy. is notable for the elegance of its top bottlings. currant and dried mint that resonate with Asian spice notes. dried blackberry and cherry flavors. dried raspberry and forest floor. red plum and dried blackberry. with deep. this red displays concentrated flavors of dark cherry. PRATS & SYMINGTON Douro Prazo de Roriz 2012 90 $15 CHURCHILL Douro Grande Reserva 2013 92 $54 Concentrated and engaging flavors of cherry. dark cherry and Elegantly floral. Maria 94 $190 SUSANA ESTEBAN Alentejo Aventura 2014 91 $19 Vinha Do Rio 2013 A pure-tasting and minerally red that smacks of luscious red rasp- A creamy. Presents supple tannins. cassis and cherry tart notes. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  57 . with a Burgundian allure. A free alphabetical list is available at www.winespectator. berry preserves and plum tart. dark currant. with concentrated dried raspberry and licorice snap Powerful and elegant. with hints of anise to the boysenberry and Intense and rich. along with dark and cherry compote. QUINTA DOS ROQUES Dão 2012 91 $14 QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO Douro 2013 94 $100 This red offers a silky mouthfeel. LEMOS & VAN ZELLER Douro Quinta Vale D. berry and spiced red currant flavors. Asian spice and dark currant boysenberry and plum tart. The 2013 vintage. dried beef flavors. spicy flavors of roasted plum. strapping red. CAVES ALIANÇA Dão Quinta da Garrida 2013 90 $12 QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS Douro Vinhas Velhas 2013 93 $70 A lithe red. this muscular red features dark cherry Redolent of red currant and dark plum. with refined flavors of dried red currant and berry. featuring lively plum and boysenberry filled with lively red currant notes. with concentrated dark plum. with concentrated. Blends of native grapes. with seductive smokiness to the flavors of rasp. acidity behind the raspberry. with refined flavors of red currant. CASA FERREIRINHA Douro Papa Figos 2014 90 $17 DUORUM Douro O. violet and A big. Leucura Reserva 2011 93 $90 Very suave. WineSpectator. dark dried berry that feature firm tannins and acidity. roasted plum and dried raspberry. flavors that are creamy and rich-tasting. cherry tart and dried berry flavors. floral aroma. Offers aromas and flavors redolent of red raspberry. TASTING REPORT | PORTUGAL The heartland for Portuguese red wine quality lies in the Douro River Valley in the northern part of the country. TOP WINES TOP VALUES WINE SCORE PRICE WINE SCORE PRICE QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Vinha Maria Teresa 2013 94 $150 QUINTA DE CABRIZ Dão Reserva 2012 91 $14 A lithe and elegant red. plum tart and blackberry. plum. with flavors of spiced cherry. with good cut to the red berry and plum tart flavors. Lusciously spiced. rich flavors of dark cherry. LAVRADORES DE FEITORIA Douro Estrada 2013 89 $10 Lithe and spicy. take the lead.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.com/083116. with concentrated flavors of dark cherry. with concentrated flavors of dark plum. Big and rich. featuring loads of fresh acidity. A rich and powerful Portuguese red that features concentrated dark supported by fresh acidity. accented by white pepper. LAVRADORES DE FEITORIA Douro Três Bagos 2013 90 $15 QUINTA DO VESUVIO Douro 2012 93 $75 A big. QUINTA DO PORTAL Douro Muros de Vinha 2011 89 $10 Well-structured. rich and powerful. Very plush. filled with Asian spice details. LEMOS & VAN ZELLER Douro Quinta Vale D. kirsch. fresh-crushed A polished and suave style. Juicy midpalate. backed by fresh acidity and medium-grained tannins. with flavors of red plum. Maria 2013 94 $68 QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS Touriga Nacional Douro 2013 91 $20 Ripe. rich red. with red plum and berry flavors dried blackberry. with a rich array of spice and red fruit flavors accented by Rich and complex. with a deep well of dark plum. the most common on the market today. including Touriga Nacional. powerful structure. Medium-grained tannins show on the finish. dried are set in a firm. accented by generous notes of ginger and nutmeg. with flavors of cherry. cherry and red currant. trated dark plum and blueberry notes. REAL COMPANHIA VELHA Douro Evel Red 2014 90 $13 QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Reserva Old Vines 2013 92 $47 A lithe red. rich and lushly spiced. The minerally finish is filled with savory notes. firm and savory. currant and dried plum Lush and juicy. with rich minerality and luscious flavors of plum tart Offers a rich. CAVES ALIANÇA Alentejo Alabastro 2014 89 $10 QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Superior 2013 92 $30 Rich and ripe. spicy notes. QUINTA DE CABRIZ Dão 2014 90 $10 QUINTA DO CRASTO Tinta Roriz Douro 2013 93 $80 A crisp and minerally red. dried raspberry and cherry tart flavors that show notes of black olive and licorice. Late releases from the stellar 2011 vintage are worth searching out. featuring concentrated dark plum. NIEPOORT Douro Twisted Red 2014 90 $19 WINE & SOUL Douro Pintas 2013 93 $80 A brambly red. flavors of dark currant. CHURCHILL Douro 2013 90 $18 QUINTA DO VALLADO Douro Field Blend Reserva 2013 93 $65 Ripe. layered with rich. with flavors to match. this offers plenty of violet and plum compote flavors that are accented by light pepper notes. accented by intense Asian spice notes. QUINTA DE LA ROSA Douro La Rosa Reserva 2013 92 $54 infused with white pepper and minerally notes. plum and forest Escolha 2011 floor that are imbued with lively minerality. with flavors of roasted plum. plum. with plenty of power to the fresh and pure-tasting powerful notes of hot stone. with concen. Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca.

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where the or- chards are located. as Pucci notes how the intensely smoky mushroom special for the evening will pair excellently with a rustic French cider. craft cider movement..” explains Pucci. N. He offers some talking points for servers: how the ciders are made. “There’s a huge realm of flavors and styles. it has bright acidity and is low 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  59 . latest labels. The team then breaks to begin service. cider is finding its place at the table as an exciting and multifaceted beverage. CIDER AT THE TABLE A traditional American libation enters the modern era x By Aaron Romano R estaurant beverage directors often take advantage of the moments before service to offer servers samples of the Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders. At Wassail.” says Pucci. “You start the same way you would with wine. what types of apples are used.S.” says Autumn Stoscheck of Eve’s Ci- JESSICA SCRANTON dery in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. tan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. look- ing to complement or contrast acid and fruit characteristics.” In an era in which variety is para- mount. is considered a Dan Pucci opens a selection of ciders pioneer of the U. swirls and tastes. “One reason why we make cider is to be an accompaniment to food. “Cider is great for pairing with food. and the possibilities for pairing are limitless. who spent four years as a sommelier and manager at Eataly and Otto in New York prior to becoming cider director at Wassail. in Manhat- located in Lebanon. Everyone sniffs.H. “To me that’s the perfect drink. for his colleagues. adding that cider’s natural proclivity for fresh acidity and low alcohol makes it an adaptable companion for balanc- ing out food.

praises cider’s food- rising popularity. After Prohibition be- gan. One historian stated that in 1767. the vast majority of cider sales in the U. its identity can be divided into what might be called commercial and craft versions. Eve’s Cidery also produces a sweet. Wassail and other cider-focused restaurants and bars offer a place for these small-production ciders to be show- cased. and can contain to be an accompaniment to food. cideries are not permitted to list appellation or vintage on their labels. ranging from beerlike versions that are by turns hopped.2 million cases in 2014.S. 35 gallons of cider were consumed per person annually in Massachusetts. Cider continued to be the country’s most pop- ular alcoholic drink through the 19th century until beer surpassed cider in production at the turn of the 20th century. it is slightly more alcoholic than standard hard cider. In Colonial America. Craft ciders. At 10 percent ABV. There are more than 500 cider producers in TOP: KAYT MATHERS. option for dinner. smoked and infused.” apple concentrate and additives that allow them –Autumn Stoscheck. and their bottlings account for friendliness and versatility. BOTTOM: HEATHER AINSWORTH the U. many of the orchards were abandoned. and today is marketed and sold much like beer.S. this forgotten beverage is in the midst of a renaissance. The nearly $400-million-dollar industry saw sales increase from 4. many homesteads had an orchard. proprietor of Eve’s Cidery in the Finger Lakes region of New York. How- ever. How- ever. they must have a TTB-approved label but are not required to include ingredients listings. Crucially. Companies such as Anheuser-Busch. to more winelike ciders. and cider was the drink of the people. In fact. but it’s becoming a valid frozen late-harvest juice. She makes several sparkling versions using the Champagne method. today. on the other hand. Pucci says that some of his clients inte- grate cider into their normal drinking habits. Miller- Coors and Michelob have capitalized on cider’s Autumn Stoscheck. In addition to a range of dry bottlings. American craft cider reflects a diversity of styles. dessert-style ice cider made from “There’s still a curiosity. as single-apple varietals fermented dry and aged in oak barrels. take their mod- els more from fine wine.” 60   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . Commercial cider was first introduced as a slightly fizzy and sweet alternative to beer in the 1980s.” C ider has a storied yet often overlooked his- tory in the U. but many don’t have distribu- tion outside their local area. Eve’s Cidery to be made year-round and sold cheaply. either sparkling (some made with traditional Champenoise methods) or still. as a business and as a craft.in alcohol. “One reason why we make cider is These ciders generally clock in at lower than 7 percent alcohol by volume. Today. ciders above 7 percent ABV are considered wine: Like wine.S.5 million cases sold in 2010 to 23. and cider never recovered. and is good for drinking early in the evening or to finish the night. they must be derived wholly from apples.

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married Made in the traditional méthode Champenoise with powerful and direct acidity. They source the majority of their apples Calif. N. and their level of intensity and character all vary depending on geography. Each has a distinct flavor profile that uniquely transforms post-fermentation. There are thousands of apple types. “Apples are Tilted Shed has adopted the local Gravenstein apple and uses it a fruit that’s grown on a perennial plant that is harvested once each to great effect in its ciders. Calif. Raw cider apples often taste bitter or astringent. grafting over and ripping out his sweet McIntosh and Cortland apple trees in favor of cider varieties such as Kingston Black. eral sparkling ciders in the méthode Champenoise style. in Sonoma. It starts with tending the trees and harvesting the valli own a 2-acre orchard where they are conducting trials of fruit at optimal ripeness. of Farnum Hill Ciders in Lebanon. The fermentations are slow and cool. selling surplus apples to other producers and giving away cuttings to fellow orchardists. it’s because of how much we don’t know. With high acidity and low alcohol. ment the twinge of bitterness.” he says with a chuckle. to its lively mix of lime. And as with wine grapes. T he process of making craft cider is similar to that for mak.” says Stoscheck. ending with cleans- touch of sweetness to comple.” Steve Wood. year. with great acid and minerality. Cider apples remain hard to find in California. this single-variety. variously suited to cooking. Heath and Cavalli farm from a feral or- as with white wine. and you won’t find them at the supermarket. Wood still believes he’s barely scratched the surface about how good his cider can be. with Ciders cider is lithe and has a savory edge candied orange peel and ginger. The selection of varieties. chard that was abandoned nearly 20 years ago but still produces “Making cider is not alchemy. sun days. Fermentation takes place are so rare that the examples at Tilted Shed are likely the only ones in steel tanks or oak barrels. These bottlings demonstrate firm tannins and fresh acidity. with the indus- try exploring how sugar levels. “Just like wine. Wood was a trail- blazer. to retain freshness and aromatics. bone-dry sparkling pineapple and pear flavors. cider matches well with many foods. cider is an expression of the fruit. apples on the West Coast. Despite blazing the path. some of which KAREN PAVONE / FARMINISTA’S FEAST ground and pressed to extract the juice.. “Every year I get better at what I do.. Golden Delicious and Gravenstein. WINE EQUIVALENT: This focused sparkler balances its primary fruit the wide range of styles WINE EQUIVALENT: The full. Golden Russet and Wickson. Scott Heath and Ellen Cavalli of Tilted Shed Ciderworks in Sonoma County are forging the path for the propagation of cider Tasters sample hard cider and cheese at a pairing event at SHED in Healdsburg. cider movement. Cavalli explains that it’s one of the few EDEN SEMI-DRY | $15 EVE’S CIDERY Featured NORTHERN SPY | $19 Eden is highly regarded for its ice ciders. grapefruit snap cookie notes. Additionally. who makes sev. ing floral and spice details. and you have to figure out how to allow the cider or orchard to ex- press itself and create a synergy that showcases these elements. an area with a history of growing eating-apple varieties such as Gala. Heath and Ca- ing wine. French and American cider apples. option for fans of Riesling from Austria or Alsace. and production methods bodied but bold acidity and hint recalling Finger Lakes Riesling or found in the American craft of sweetness make this a good Trentino–Alto Adige Pinot Blanc.” American cider is still in the pioneering stage. heirloom English. making dry cider. from two orchards near the town of Sebastopol.” she declares. “If our cider is any good. temperature swings and water can affect the flavor of an apple. is often referred to as the godfather of new American cider. 62   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . ending with a and apple skin. Wood took a chance during the 1980s. how they are propagated.H. the region and climate the apples grow in have important influ- ences on how a cider tastes. eating or cider. but this sparkling cider’s broad texture. shows ripe style. The apples are washed and then approximately 100 traditional cider apple varieties.

Think of it as terroir for ci- to create a more vinous style of cider because they offer structure.” The “American style of cider” continues to define itself amid an explosion of creativity. trasted with funky secondary dant red fruits draws a compari- it should find fans among Char. lanolin and loam notes arrive on the finish. beguiling expression. “The use of cider apples is going dubbing orchard-based ciders. compelling and refresh- ing partner for fried and salty foods. apricot flavors that are rich and cranberry notes.” Pucci believes the market will grow through consumer education and more transparency on the producer side.” says Pucci. percent cider and heirloom varieties. notes on the back of the palate son to New Zealand Pinot Noir or donnay drinkers. higher.” he explains. with high acid contrasting of loamy earth. apples suitable for culinary purposes that also makes a great cider. can cider] are. “Ciders that utilize sharp and bittersharp [va- rieties] will often be funky and high in acid. der: Specific apples. sures of a good. we just know we have really delicious stuff. American cidermakers continue to carve a path forward. bittersharp and bitter. Heath and Cavalli in are beginning to under. or the summer And like wine.” region in a bottle. this the red-fleshed variety produces a color remini- sweet apples.” perature swings overnight that they do back East. noting that his cider often still gets placed on shelves next to Manischewitz and other fruit wine. producing a robust golden-hued. “We don’t know what the definitions [of Ameri- Just five years in. noting that these struc- tured ciders offer the backbone and depth to pair with everything from roasted root vegetables and braised pork to soft cow’s-milk cheeses. ical fruit profile mixed with earthy showcases ripe apple and baked balanced with sour cherry and and dried mushroom components. these ciders have enough variety of flavor and rains. on the finish. But cidermakers are seizing the opportunity to BENJAMIN HEATH Ellen Cavalli and Scott Heath of Tilted Shed Ciderworks in Windsor. employ the local Gravenstein apple in change the conversation around this historic their bottlings and use their own 2-acre orchard to explore around 100 traditional cider apple varieties. moderately effervescent and boasts a rich apple custard flavor. but when turned to cider.” says stand the challenges of growing apples in Northern California and Wood.” says Wood. savory cider is scent of Bandol rosé. earthy quality mixed with abun- earth. and cidermakers gather regularly to discuss what they’re mon dessert and culinary apples.” she says..” With acid leading the way. beverage. Prominent tannins sweetness level is comparable to with straw. “Ciders made with bittersweet apples fill the mouth with richness and tannins. balance of fruit and acid con. and it starts at the table. capture a particular backbone and viscosity. ending with hints Though labeled as semi-dry. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  63 . in comparison. grower-based wine. WINE EQUIVALENT: Because of WINE EQUIVALENT: The elegant WINE EQUIVALENT: The savory.” Pucci continues. acidity and phenolic weight. this cider’s balance of richness. Stoscheck and a few other Northeast apple farmers and the presence of other phenolic compounds not present in com. Calif. This cider sparkler with a ripe apple and trop. cider is a blend of sharp.” “Culinary apples aren’t able to impart the complexity that cider W apples do. “We don’t have the tem. “We thought getting press and rec- ognition was all we needed. FARNUM HILL SEMI-DRY | $15 TILTED SHED CIDERWORKS WEST COUNTY REDFIELD | $17 Farnum Hill is among the oldest producers of GRAVIVA! | $14 The Redfield apple was originally cultivated for cider in the United States. “[But] the market hasn’t yet fully embraced cider. referencing cider apples’ high tannin content ood. “The pleasures of orchard-based cider are akin to the plea- identifying which varieties perform well. the creamy. grown in a certain place.” says Cavalli. making this a that of a brut sparkling wine. “Our acids tend to be lower but our tannins character to match with a wide range of foods.’ No one will pay a premium price for generic. and the apple expresses itself differently. “We can’t just keep saying ‘made from heirloom apples in California. evokes Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. cider can be a complex. and can even stand in for a Cabernet to pair with steak. This gently bubbly Made from 50 percent Gravensteins and 50 use in jellies and pies. Nebbiolo from Roero or Valtellina.

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and then adds celebrating a wine region. both in the cellar and At Bracero Cocina de Raíz. dalupe] right now and people We decided our limitations would want to bring you to their home involve producers we felt were and show you their wines. along isfied with treading only familiar territory.” Del Mar in San Diego and For example.414 restaurants achieved the Award of times revealing treasures in Excellence. gram. Calif. They have earned Bracero Like Van Horn and Salcito. tiple regions and/or significant vertical depth of top wines. step with the restaurant’s avant- Producers such as Adobe Gua. And the Fairview. is given to restaurants with wine lists that offer ent path. 2.” explains Van Horn. our most diverse and inclusive category. emphasizing focus and discovery. garde reputation. an enthu. granted to 1. in 2016. a restaurant mentors such as Leflaive. a contemporary Mexican restaurant on the part of the service team. Hailing from all 50 states and 71 other countries is a gateway to the and territories. “[David Chang] always says mita are particular standouts on that you start pushing the limits the 100-selection list. some. with 529 of those earning it for the first time in 2016. it recognizes lists that display excellent breadth across mul- Today’s wine directors respect the classics but are no longer sat. as well as completely different sense of hos. Woody Van Horn cham.A This year. “So we wanted to set up “You go to the Valle [de Gua. Canada’s Alberta province. Her 420-selection Best of two hours’ drive south of the city.” explains cencia’s flavorful dishes. honors wine programs that take their commitment a step further. “We track these siastic wine director: These are relationships because they mat- the keys to a distinctive wine pro.093 restaurants your own backyard. Cocina de Raíz an Award of Ex. They range you around the globe. Wine Spectator recognizes the efforts of 3. ers. and Coche-Dury. some boundaries for ourselves. Torres Alegre and La Lo. recently relocated Ko in New cent of Van Horn’s list and nearly York is carefully crafted to keep 90 percent of his sales. And Grand Award.595 restau- restaurant’s wine list rants that value wine and encourage exploration as an integral part of their mission. showing a deep involvement with wine. This year. Jordan Salcito has been the beverage mastermind behind David pions wines from Baja California. boundaries in place. and world of wine. who spired or mentored by them and previously worked at the Grand are now doing their own thing. Best of Award of Excellence. Seamus Dooley. Wine lists increasingly with superior presentation. dalupe. T every door leads to a differ. sometimes taking a well-chosen selection of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. all good of creativity when there are some complements to chef Javier Plas. “The way I look at it is I am selme Selosse. producers who were either in- pitality. distinctive Champagnes of An- ville. The Best of Award of Excellence. in size from 90 selections to several hundred. is ac- rants across the country. wine director at cellence from Wine Spectator.M. in San Diego. located in the iconic the same pattern is increasingly Fairmont Château Lake Louise in evident in adventurous restau.” Salcito says. wine director J.. With approximately 350 or more wine strike out for parts unknown. Ko features the Bouchon in Napa County’s Yount. It’s a the best in their region. Lafon with a culinary affinity. and these voyages of discovery can selections. he Award of Excellence. Award of Excellence list at the These wines account for 70 per.” wines from Burgundy that repre- An emerging wine region with sent Selosse’s time there with increasing quality. Chang’s Momofuku empire since a Mexican region located about 2013. Wood-roasted chicken at Bracero Cocina de Raíz in San Diego tively shaping his wine list not 68   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . Salcito. these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lov- expand customers’ horizons. these wine lists earn the nod in one of three cate- gories: Award of Excellence. ter.

to just get ice wine. People think the best list for each city and that ice wine is all we do. kitchen’s global cuisine. “When I first started. and guest feedback and create ternational market. fresh and fruity selections from Cali. Our limitations involve producers we felt were the best in their region [and those] inspired or mentored by them. France and Spain.wine WILLIAM HEREFORD sure individual venues leave room on their lists for bottles satisfy. Profiles of these establishments tions scattered across North America and parts of Asia.” in Pocantico Hills. our search at restaurants. Use this issue. to help you find the places that are right for you. They’ve “We try to create a balanced and strong core list representing done the work. Dive. Germany. is presented don’t want cookie-cutter lists.” explains Field. ing producers and wines. Denmark. creating gen. which holds the Best of Award of Excellence.” with the menu and superior pre- Wine Dive’s list. the best list may be in total. his international clientele about “As examples.com or our new Restaurant Awards app. Tylor Field III. Helena. in addition to Brad explains. One ex. and they are have to be local to create the pleasantly surprised. promising. “Wine ducers and outstanding depth in allocations for Kansas are small. “[David Chang] says you start pushing the limits of creativity when there are some boundaries in place. leave 20 percent of our wine lists One of Dooley’s goals is to educate to be selected locally. Valley Pinot Noir selections are “Many guests come expecting larger in the Pacific Northwest.. but to steer it. and to restaurants that show uncom- they strive to overcome any limi. not what we may think introduce them to quality Cana. App Store. and the Restaurant at challenges.” mature vintages. “Now things have become more title this year. rather Wine director Jordan Salcito of Momofuku Ko in New York Along with excellent harmony than people seeking out me. these restaurants offer the highest level of wine service. to complement the tor to evaluate the overall dining experience and cellar. You dian table wine. This year. All candidates for the Grand Award are inspected by Wine Specta- fornia. And the restaurant has become a leader. the Whether you are open to discovery or prefer to sip the tried and company’s divisional vice president of wines and spirits. spectator. Seven restaurants make up the Grand Award class of 2016. the best winegrowing regions in mand.” most comfort. the world that pair with our clas- The Fairview. They tator’s highest honor. “so I go out seek. Willamette Canadian wines. Meadowood in St. Morton’s locations maintain a core wine list. So we country. N. South American sections are dian wine industry where on the larger in south Florida and Mex- one hand it put us on the map. all you have to do is enjoy the wine.000 or more selections. look no further. 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  69 . While all begin on page 73.” Brad says. Calif. is one size does not fit all nationally among 126 restaurants to rise from or globally. which typically brother Brent. However.” Today’s wine directors are The Grand Award. which opened its doors in deliver serious breadth of top pro- 2010 in Wichita. Wine Spec- hands-on and proactive. Jean-Georges in New York. passionate devotion to tations they may face. Epicure in Paris. it was just join the 81 Grand Award winners that successfully renewed their me reading books. “We an Award of Excellence to a Best pay attention to this fact and of Award of Excellence in 2016. Morton’s received awards for 71 of its loca. Bordeaux and Burgundy sections “and it’s funny because ice wine is are larger in Asia. makes true. Geranium in Copenha- For upscale chains such as Morton’s The Steakhouse. the quality of their wine program. Calif. We study buying patterns it also pigeonholed us in the in. The seven new winners are Blue Hill at Stone Barns advanced in the sommelier community here. They encouraging others to improve. sentation. ample is Brad Steven and his These wine lists. selections of large-format bottles. owners of Wine have 1. diverse 375-selection cellar.Y. the Modern in New a branded but flexible wine program comes with its own unique York.” says Dooley. Spanish and that weird paradox for the Cana. but ico. Murray Circle in Sausalito. available at the ing regional demands and preferences. Italy. is filled with high-acidity. Kansas. which boasts a sic steak house cuisine..” –JORDAN SALCITO only to respond to customer de.

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Blue Hill at
Stone Barns
A worldly wine list for locavore
cuisine in bucolic Hudson Valley
O By Gillian Sciaretta

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he Blue Hill at Stone Barns experience begins as you turn with food. After medium- to full-bodied reds, these wines are Pug-
off the road and pass through the white farm gates. A lia’s biggest sales category. Benchmark producers such as Egon Mül-
winding lane borders pastures of cows and sheep. Green- ler, Joh. Jos. Prüm, F.X. Pichler and Prager are abundant.
houses and carefully tilled gardens are lush and thriving. New York wines are also well-represented. Currently, there are
The restaurant takes full advantage of this bounty. Chef Dan Bar- at least 60 selections from the Finger Lakes and Long Island, and
ber is a leader in the farm-to-table movement, and his inventive Puglia intends to add more. But while the focus of the cuisine is
contemporary cuisine is built on produce sourced from the farm. hyperlocal, Puglia views the wine priority differently.
In fact, the entire enterprise is an adventure in exploring the “It would be a shame, considering what we are trying to do here
potential of this special place. The property, once a dairy farm, be- with the diversity of different flavors and textures, to just serve
longed to the Rockefeller family, who do-
nated it in 2003 to help create the nonprofit
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture.
The founders of the nonprofit invited Bar-
ber to partner with them and lead Blue Hill
at Stone Barns, the center’s onsite restau-
rant, which opened in 2004. The restaurant
is nestled in a courtyard surrounded by the
historic stone barns, creating a rustic but
elegant ambience.
No menu is provided. The prix-fixe meal
costs $238, and its contents are determined
by what is available that day from the farm
and local purveyors. An expertly choreo-
graphed parade of dishes is delivered to the
table by both waiters and chefs. Each course
is accompanied by a thoughtful explanation
of where the food came from and how it was
prepared. This all takes place over a seating
of approximately three hours.
Ingenuity informs many of the creations,
From left: wine director Charles Puglia, owner David Barber and chef Dan Barber
such as the savory parsnip steak with creamy
spinach, rose hip ketchup and pommes
gaufrettes. A course of trail potatoes cooked in compost with soil American or New York wine,” explains Puglia. “We have that rep-
amenders is tender and well-seasoned. The pork belly braised in ci- resentation, but we like to have the ability to pull different wines
der with carrot romesco would satisfy any discerning meat-lover. that not only tell a certain type of story with a certain sense of
The comprehensive beverage program is a worthy complement place, but also have different flavor profiles.”
to the refined cuisine. Wine director Charles Puglia has been build- Puglia’s offerings go far beyond wine. His program also boasts
ing the 1,925-selection wine list since he started at Blue Hill in ales, lagers, ciders and mead, as well as Scotch, Bourbon and other
2013. “Almost every table orders wine,” Puglia says, “and it’s not spirits. Cocktails and nonalcoholic concoctions are available too.
rare to have about 40 percent of the tables doing a wine pairing.” These diverse elements are important parts of the restaurant’s food-
The list covers Bordeaux classics with verticals of first-growths pairing approach. “[The] cider, beer and spirits are really tools in
including Latour to 1961 ($4,950), Margaux to 1945 ($5,100) and the arsenal for enhancing the guest’s overall experience,” says Pug-
Lafite Rothschild to 1945 ($7,250). The red Burgundy section too lia. “Guests might get a spirit for one course, followed by a premium
focuses on classic names, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, wine from California. So there’s a balance to it.”
Rouget, Comte Georges de Vogüé and many more. It’s evident that balance is being struck at Blue Hill at Stone
High-acidity whites such as Rieslings from Germany and Aus- Barns—a happy marriage of locavore cuisine and world-class wine,
tria play an important role on the list because of their versatility backed by a team of forward-thinking restaurateurs.
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Epicure
At Le Bristol, luxury has a classic Parisian accent By Robert Taylor O

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here is likely no street in the world where fashion, art, Neveu adeptly selects a juicy La Colombe Chasselas Le Brez 2013
luxury and politics are closer neighbors than Paris’ Rue ($25 by the glass), a Swiss white from the Féchy AOC, just across
du Faubourg St.-Honoré. The Elysée Palace, at #55, has the border from the Rhône. It’s an off-the-radar wine but a classic
been the official home of French presidents since 1848. Next door, pairing in principle—briny oysters and tart lemon juice counter-
at #59, sits Boutique Pierre Cardin. About 100 yards west, Chris- balanced by viscous tropical fruit and mineral salinity.
tian Lacroix. And just across the street, Hôtel Le Bristol Paris. Fréchon’s signature Bresse pigeon, glazed with spicy honey and
Le Bristol, a converted mansion, opened in 1925. It housed the garnished with a peppery jus, “à la diable,” is sublimely paired with
American Embassy during World War II and later became a favorite the Jamet Côte-Rôtie 2006 ($50 by the glass), which is now shed-
of celebrities such as Rita Hayworth and Charlie Chaplin. But like ding its burly grip and shining with iron and pepper.
its neighbors, Le Bristol’s Epicure dining room is utterly French. “The spicy notes of this dish need a strong, racy wine,” Neveu
The decor leans haute couture: draped in thick burgundy, with says. “The 2006 [is] quite round and smooth, which accords per-
a flower-studded chandelier and floral-patterned curtains, lush fectly with the tender pigeon. The fennel puree and onions flavored
matching banquettes with cushy pillows, and small bouquets and with cumin reinforce the pairing.” Neveu says his wine-pairing phi-
iridescent glass butterflies atop each table. Windows look out on losophy is driven by just one rule: “The pairing [must] be the most
the hotel’s manicured garden (where guests can take lunch in the harmonious, without ever overpowering or outshining the dish.”
summer). Servers are smartly garbed in pale cream jackets; black The decade-old Jamet is an example of Neveu’s efforts to ensure
suits and ties identify the wine service team. that every wine served by the glass is in its ideal drinking window.
Other reds include Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays
de l’Herault 2005 ($27), Domaine de l’Arlot Nuits-
St.-Georges Clos des Fôrets 2008 ($47) and Grand-
Puy-Lacoste Pauillac 2001 ($59). Among the by-the-
glass whites are Rolet Arbois Vin Jaune 2005 ($27)
and the sweet Foreau Vouvray Moelleux 2003 ($36).
The 2,000-selection list, backed by nearly 100,000
cellared bottles, is overwhelmingly French. There’s a
heavy emphasis on Burgundy, with nearly 200 grands
crus reds alone, including bottlings from Domaine de
la Romanée-Conti (Vosne-Romanée Cuvée Duvault-
Blochet 2009, $800; Romanée-Conti 1990, $19,900).
Beyond Burgundy, Epicure’s list is strong in the
Rhône, with Hermitage reds from Chapoutier
(L’Ermite 2001, $760) and Chave (2005, $880) and
more than a dozen of the rare Châteauneuf-du-Pape
whites (including Rayas 2000, $700). Depth in Bor-
From left: Le Bristol food and beverage director Kevin Chambenoit, head sommelier Bernard deaux includes verticals of the first-growths, Cheval-
Neveu and chef Éric Fréchon, with Epicure director Frédéric Kaiser
Blanc and Pétrus, but there’s also some emphasis on
(relative) values, including Brane-Cantenac 2003
Le Bristol’s culinary rise began with the 1999 arrival of Éric ($280), Calon-Ségur 2005 ($340), Léoville-Poyferré 2000 ($395)
Fréchon, now 51, as head chef. Michelin stars followed, the third and Monbousquet 2010 ($429).
in 2009, and a recent visit showed no evidence that Epicure’s grip The list is not entirely French, however. Among the international
on them is loosening: Fréchon’s kitchen, and the wine service staff gems are eight vintages of Spain’s Vega Sicilia ($430 to $2,100) and
led by head sommelier Bernard Neveu, 35, is all about quality and mature Barolos, including Massolino Margheria 2007 ($310).
precision. Like the restaurant’s innovative approach to classic dishes, its wine
Fréchon oversees a classic brigade de cuisine, but his dishes, steeped program doesn’t shy from breaking with tradition in the name of prog-
in French tradition, are utter originals. Leek from Île-de-France ress: American sommelier Jaimee Anderson, formerly of the Beverly
arrives whole, roots attached, well-charred. A server opens the sur- Wilshire Four Seasons, joined the staff this spring, in training to be-
gically sliced trunk, filling the cavity with a tartare of petite Perle come Epicure’s first female head sommelier—an American in Paris,
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Blanche oysters, onions and lemon juice. waiting to welcome visitors to a bastion of French cuisine.

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Geranium
Surprising wines with one-of-a-kind cuisine in Copenhagen By Robert Taylor O

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eanuts and Cracker Jack. Hot dogs and
nachos. Sports stadiums offer all kinds of
sustenance. But tucked away in the Co-
penhagen home of Danish Cup champion F.C.
København is a restaurant with a different approach:
a 20-plus-course tasting menu of eye-popping gas-
tronomic acrobatics.
Geranium is located on the eighth floor of the
team’s stadium but turns its back on the field. Its
floor-to-ceiling windows look onto the stately, tree-
lined Fælledparken commons, built in 1906. The
stadium’s rear elevator leads to a calm, contemporary
dining space with a white open kitchen and table-
cloths, natural wood trim and gray-clad staff, ban-
quettes and walls.
Rasmus Kofoed and Søren Ledet, both 41, founded
Geranium in 2007. It carries three Michelin stars to-
day, but the longtime friends, then co-chefs, started
small and focused. Ledet, now the wine director, says,
“Rasmus was a Rudolf Steiner kid who grew up veg-
etarian … and we wanted the restaurant to be 100
percent biodynamic and organic.” Wine director Søren Ledet and chef Rasmus Kofoed

That meant the wine list too. “Everyone shook
their head and said, ‘That’s not possible!’ ” says Ledet. But he pulled Domaine Leflaive, including Puligny-Montrachet 2010 by the glass,
off the impossible: a list of 300 wines, all biodynamic or organic. $42); Champagne (18 vintages of Krug, from $230 for a half-bottle
“Suddenly that became the standard. The wine scene in Copenha- to $4,200 for the Clos d’Ambonnay 1995); and Bordeaux (14 vin-
gen changed overnight. All the restaurants and wine bars were tages of Mouton-Rothschild; $7,400 for the 1899). (Values, by Ameri-
clamoring for natural wines, no sulfur.” can standards, do not abound in Denmark due to steep import taxes.)
But success brought a change of heart. “I appreciate the classics, The tasting menu pairings swing further afield. This spring Ledet
and it became way too much,” Ledet concedes. “You couldn’t find was pouring the crisp Hirsch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012
a glass of Champagne in Copenhagen—it was all pét-nat.” ($40 by the glass) with a delicate arrangement of golden beets,
When the restaurant moved into its current space in 2010, Ledet sliced paper-thin, with anise, fennel and caraway. The sanguine
added more traditional European wines. And Geranium lost the Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2010 (also $40) accompanied a duck
Michelin star it had earned at the smaller location. “We learned heart with sliced truffle.
that day that nothing comes easy,” says Ledet. “You’ve got to fight Kofoed’s extraordinary cuisine draws diners from around the world.
for it, every day. If we’d kept the one star then, I’m not sure we’d As at Copenhagen’s internationally acclaimed restaurant Noma
have three now.” (where Ledet was once an executive assistant chef), the food here
Kofoed and Ledet had been serving as co-chefs in the kitchen. is delightfully playful and often begs for instruction. At a recent din-
To better serve guests, they decided to take turns working wine ner, for example, two back-to-back dishes set the tone. The first,
service in the dining room. “Since I had an interest in wine,” Ledet “charred potato,” arrived under a glass dome filled with the smoke
says, “I [took] the first shift. That was in 2008, and it hasn’t ended. of burning oak bark, beneath which was a plate of oak charcoal and
[Wine service] has been my life ever since.” a small, shiny, blackened potato. (“Please only eat the shiny one,” a
The list, which now offers nearly 1,700 selections, is still strong server quietly deadpanned.)
in the categories that drove the local wine market 10 years ago: Then came the “dillstones,” a bowl of smooth, gray river stones
whites from Austria, Germany, Alsace (and even Denmark). And along with two green “stones” (“Please only eat the green ones”)
there’s still a large selection of organic and biodynamic wines, with composed of dill gelatin and a mystery filling, dressed with dill and
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a page devoted to orange wines. yogurt. Guests are challenged to identify the protein. (Spoiler alert:
But Geranium’s top sellers these days are Burgundy (28 vintages of It’s trout.) And it’s paired with a good old-fashioned Champagne.

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Jean-Georges
A Manhattan dining destination elevates its wine list By Ben O’Donnell O

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n 1997, Jean-Georges But, Vongerichten says, “Be-
Vongerichten made his de- ing Alsatian, I tend to prefer
but on the culinary main white wine and Champagne,
stage. The chef, then 40, had and I really enjoy red wines from
been working in restaurant the Rhône Valley.”
kitchens since 1973 and finally What’s more, while the prix-
felt ready to put his name on the fixe dinner menus at Jean-
marquee. Jean-Georges opened Georges range from $138 to
on the ground floor of the newly $218, the adjoining Nougatine,
renovated and rechristened a more casual space, less pricey
Trump International Hotel and and open for lunch, is served by
Tower on Columbus Circle in the same wine list. “I’ve been
the heart of Manhattan. It was much more conscious about
an instant success, and has ma- offering wines for under $100,”
tured into a New York classic. says Hastings.
The Strasbourg-born chef Hastings has engineered a
had cooked all over the world, portion of the list to be more
and in New York he had already eclectic and affordable—think
opened a bistro called JoJo and boutique producers quietly put-
the French-Asian Vong with ting out superb, characterful
partner Phil Suarez. At Jean- wines, within the confines of
Georges, the chef channeled all the classic regions.
his influences to create an in- You can find four vintages of
tensely personal cuisine. From left: co-owners Phil Suarez and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, beverage Valentin Zusslin Riesling Clos
director Eric Hastings and director of operations Philippe Vongerichten
Dishes range from decep- Liebenberg in the expanding
tively simple, like egg caviar Alsace section, with the 2007
(eggs, cream, caviar), to mindbenders such as foie gras brûlée with at $128. In the also-growing Rhône category, a bottle of Guillaume
rhubarb, oven-dried pineapple and Sichuan peppercorn, a rare spice Gilles Cornas La Combe de Chaillot 2011 ($144) proves an excel-
that plucks on the nerve endings in the mouth to produce sensa- lent complement to peekytoe crab dumplings served with snap peas
tions that challenge the typical conception of “taste.” and a sauce of black pepper. Hastings has broadened the half-bottle
But while the inventive food, fine-tuned service and serenely con- list “fourfold” in the past year to serve the lunch crowd; try the
temporary decor all achieved the highest levels of fine dining, the Champagne J. Lassalle Brut Préférence NV at $88.
wine selection was initially hampered by lack of space. Though the cellar is France-dominated, more quality American
“Historically, Jean-Georges was not really a wine restaurant,” picks are finding their way in, such as Washington’s Gramercy Cel-
says Eric Hastings, beverage director for the Jean-Georges group, lars Syrah The Deuce 2013 ($158). By-the-glass treats include the
which now centers on eight New York City properties but ranges Sottimano Barbera d’Alba Pairolero 2013 ($16) and the Grenache-
from Miami to Shanghai. based Withers Rosé El Dorado 2015 ($15) from California.
Hastings, who previously had been head sommelier at Mario Here is one reason people dine at Jean-Georges: Roasted Maine
Batali’s Grand Award–winning Del Posto and arrived at Jean- lobster, done perfectly, is served with Romanesco cauliflower,
Georges in 2014, followed the work of his predecessor Bernie Sun which like a number of ingredients here is only in season for a few
to prioritize focus and quality over sheer size. The current list, with weeks, and smoked chile-almond emulsion, an entirely unexpected
1,100 selections, is perfectly attuned to the needs of the menu and spicy, smoky paste for the lobster. The combination elevates a de-
the desires of the customers. licious luxury dish to a bucket list–worthy experience. And here’s
Given the restaurant’s culture, the list is strongest in the French another: the match of François Chidaine Clos du Breuil Mont-
classics. There’s a page devoted to 21 reds of Domaine de la Ro- louis-Sur-Loire 2014 ($22 a glass), a Chenin Blanc with the acid-
manée-Conti, another to top-flight Bordeaux from the 1982 vin- ity and weight to handle the dish. Such a rare level of harmony
tage. Verticals include Latour back to 1945 ($14,000) and a full between the plate and the glass helps explain why Restaurant
two-dozen vintages of Yquem back to 1921 ($18,000). Jean-Georges remains at the pinnacle of New York dining.
EVAN SUNG

JEAN-GEORGES Trump International Hotel, 1 Central Park West, New York (212) 299-3900 jean-georgesrestaurant.com
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chef Abram Bissell. J. service for both food and wine is included world-class destination for food and wine. An entrée of pecan-stuffed chicken includes Gramercy Tavern and the soon-to-reopen Union Square included green asparagus sliced paper-thin. From early August to mid- there is good representation of the first-growths. New York (212) 333-1220 themodernnyc.” and tipping is actively discouraged. Australia and beyond. Under the leadership of dining impresario Danny Meyer. which priced at $100 or less—a focus on value that is rare in a restaurant opened in 2005.com O O O 80   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . expanding by more than 1. $138. too..000 or France is a strong suit. 53rd St. Its galleries contain master. including more selections. Among red Bordeaux. doesn’t rely merely on its sublime setting. “I was like a kid in a candy store. as well as other classified-growths. it now comprises 2. the The cuisine is a French-American mélange that is artfully imag- Modern is the flagship of his Union Square Hospitality Group. with verticals including Dia- the world. Engelmann was given carte blanche when he signed on (following stints at Grand Award winners Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco and Rock- pool Bar & Grill in Sydney). wine director Michaël Engelmann and general manager Simon King—the Mod- ern is making a strong bid for a place at the top of New York’s dining firmament. “People are happy with the Engelmann relies on a team of six sommeliers to serve and man. the experience of dining at the Modern as Château Lynch Bages 1985 ($550). Red Burgundy shows breadth should even more fully live up to its world-class setting. I wanted to evoking tiny packages. who is origi- nally from Alsace. the Modern will be closed for renovations. The Modern A wine list on the fast track in one of New York’s great museums By Kim Marcus O N ew York’s Museum of Modern Art is one of the nation’s and depth. four courses. which from Germany’s Mosel region. from Alsace. I want to be known in Japan and Europe and elsewhere as a fect at all his restaurants). such With those tweaks. Glazed veal cheeks were Cafe.800 choices in the past two years. The feeling is better. wine director Michaël Engelmann heights. And after a major refitting in the past two years—including presented in two perfect squares.000 bottles. owner Danny Meyer. Since then he’s been strengthening the New World and Southern Hemisphere offerings while maintaining the list’s French emphasis.” Engelmann says. It’s hard not to be inspired in a dining room defined by a tower. It is also home to one of the city’s culinary treasures. Engelmann adds that the list will continue to grow. The wine list has grown at a furious clip. including Dujac Charmes-Chambertin 2012 ($750) and premier cultural institutions. There will be further refinements to the restaurant’s Trimbach Clos Ste. It’s easier when they open the bill and just age the Modern’s 16.-Hune to 1997 ($450).” says Engelmann. A whimsical PB&J dessert had delicate dol- show the diversity of the wines I’ve served over the course of my lops of peanut butter. which are stored three floors below sign.850 selections. Whites are rich with verticals. Yet the Modern. wrapped in a thin phyllo and new staffers in executive chef Abram Bis- sell. Rothschild 1982 ($5.J. to 3. including Mouton. mond Creek Gravelly Meadow to 1985 ($390) and Ridge Monte aptly called the Modern. is one of more than 400 selections features works by Miró. “There was really the ambition to take the restaurant that was successful to greater From left: general manager Simon King. Bello to 1990 ($795). works by leading contemporary artists from throughout California is also well-represented.500). I’m hoping we can All meals are prix fixe (three courses. Prüm Graacher Riesling Spätlese Himmelreich 2009 ($95). $158) offer the best wine program and have the best restaurant in New and under a policy instituted by Meyer last year (soon to take ef- York. and Vincent ambience. Matisse and Picasso. including expanded tableside service and moves Dauvissat Chablis Le Clos to 1995 ($650). service being included. of this caliber. September. which ined and skillfully executed. EVAN SUNG THE MODERN 9 W. to limit noise from the adjoining bar. the dining room in a space formerly used to warehouse artwork. Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 2013 ($450). with a particular nod to Burgundy. career from California. ing wall of windows framing the museum’s sculpture garden.

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the latter a tiny operation in the Petaluma Gap.” says wine director Jamie Harding.350). a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner for its Sierra Mar at The laid-back attitude. vis. Beaucastel and Domaine du Pégaü. “If I were running a “It used to be rare when someone came in because of the wine pro. We have a culture of pleasing the cus- Murray Circle opened in 2007 with 600 wines. Classic French ver- ticals include Coche-Dury Meursault to 1999 ($760).” Harding says. 25 Kosta Browne bottlings and 35 from Williams Selyem share space with Cobb. Cabernet verticals count 12 vintages of Araujo Eisele to 1991 ($785). although all the world’s great wine regions are represented. horseradish and pickled Beech mushrooms. International benchmarks are also abundant. Tablas Creek Vermentino 2013 ($48) and Pegasus Bay porting more than 2. Fort Baker. The up the cellar when he was promoted to his present title in 2011. a cellar stocked with 12. tur- nips. Banyuls and crispy duck skin—a house specialty. to 1994 ($450). and 11 Peter Michael Les Pavots to 1997 ($850). chef Justin Everett. sics. Among Pinot Noirs. “Now it’s a few times a week. $240). lights up McFarland Springs smoked trout served with apples.250) and Margaux 1982 ($2.” completely different list. Lichen Estate Les Pinots 2014.com/murray-circle-restaurant. The minerally tang of Palacio de Fefiñanes Albariño 2013 empha- sizes the earthy side of a smoked duck egg with black truffle. Jaboulet.000 bottles sup. multiple vintages of From left: corporate wine director Ken Barasch. Fans of Rhône-grape rarities from California can find 20 Sine Qua Nons and seven Alban Pandoras to 2001 ($260).” Resorts. sommelier Monica Zanotti and wine director Jamie Harding A Sommelier Selections page favors value and food friendliness. The lean zip of Porter Creek Chardonnay Russian River Valley Old Vine 2014 meshes well with seared scallops over lemon-braised escarole en- riched by duck liver mousse. 11 Dalla Valle Maya to 1990 ($955). ALANNA HALE MURRAY CIRCLE Cavallo Point Lodge. A wine pairing option (a $50 premium on the $95 chef’s menu). I’ll give them Zin. If they want Zinfandel. the bartender before he turned specifically to wine while at Vivande signature restaurant at the Cavallo Point resort. including Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett For wine lovers. Harding was a wine country destination. Latour 1986 ($1. Marcassin to 2002 ($1. Chardonnay verticals include Aubert to 2003 ($340). obvious in favor of reliable wines to link with the seasonal menus. and from the Rhône. within sight of the city. first-growth Bordeaux such as Lafite 1986 ($2. embraces more esoteric options. The 23 by-the-glass selections avoid the the restaurant’s location. The list offers sev- eral pages of Oregon Pinot Noirs and 15 vintages of Washington’s Quilceda Creek Cabernets.500) and Peter Michael to 2002 (Mon Plai- sir. The breadth and depth of the offerings from California are truly impressive. Porta Via in San Francisco. Chapoutier.html 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  83 . head Chave.200 selections is just as compelling. though. 601 Murray Circle. (415) 339-4750 O O O cavallopoint. Calif. bridge’s orange towers peek through a forested hillside. had plans to expand the cellar but wines at a wide range of prices combine to make Murray Circle a delayed investment during the economic downturn. Calif. priced at less than $100. Murray Circle A taste of the country with a view of San Francisco By Harvey Steiman O L ocation alone would draw people to Murray Circle. Opening pages focus on wines ible from the Craftsman-style dining room. He joined pies the former officer’s club of the decommissioned Fort Murray Circle as sommelier in 2010 and got the green light to build Baker. sunset colors bathe the San Francisco skyline. 2008 ($75). Early on a The current list offers a wide range of options to fit chef Justin spring evening. Peay and Clouds Rest. Everett’s ingredient-centered cuisine. It occu. 22 Diamond Creek to the 1990 Lake ($700).600). vibrant cuisine and deep trove of classic Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. Befitting Pinot Noir 2006 ($60). Owner Passport tomer. Sausalito. the list focuses strongly on California clas. a white blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Anderson Valley. across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. little restaurant in the [more trendy] Mission District I’d have a gram. wa- tercress.. a seminal Italian trattoria. “I’m not pushing an agenda.

Allow us Sauvignon Napa Valley 1998 ($85). after the meal.” Kulinich says. but that’s Cabernets begin with 1979. tions that day. The sented with top producers. with chef Christopher Kostow’s cuisine. service ticals. the beyond California.250 selections. bring a remarkable fresh- ago. A notable list of half-bottles provides additional each course. so the focus should come as no ich and sommelier Martin Winters. tematically compiling its current Everything about the experience 2. “And now to see it ness and purity to the dishes. Prices are rarefied too: The vintners with the goal of building ver. I want to talk about the history Depending on the kitchen’s aspira- as well. and Dunn Howell From left: restaurant director Nathaniel Dorn. menting the intensity of flavors than finding the classic match for many and Italy. all part of the 250-acre estate’s $60 mil. is the erences of individual diners. tation for creating dishes that are artful and delicately complex. to dry and preserve the garden bounty.” ALANNA HALE THE RESTAURANT AT MEADOWOOD Meadowood Napa Valley. Savory coming to fruition is very satisfying. That Vineyard Georges de Latour Caber. creating a din. focusing particularly on Europe and the New World taurant at Meadowood and Napa Valley. The list where Dorn and his team come in. So does a wide range of wines by the glass.” he says. Beaulieu more than a detailed description. 900 Meadowood Lane. but that’s exactly the connection between the Res. altogether. offers five glasses of wines (for an approximate $225 premium). is also strong in California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The food. and fruit. kitchen also has an efficient program Dorn built the list from scratch. typically picked the day they “I had something in mind 10 years are served. He lion renovation. “We want to give the food surprise. But the approach is hardly provincial. creator of cult Cabernet Harlan Estate. Inglenook Cabernet Sau. Burgundy is well-repre. vegetables. an upscale Napa experience. Helena. sys. William Harlan. but a menu isn’t presented until impressive. He also wanted to learn the charge included. About 60 percent of guests rely on a wine-pairing option. Kostow has earned a repu- more dynamic dining room. prix fixe menu costs $330. “I don’t want to just sell the Kulinich says. herbs change in motion. cellar’s holdings. about 5 ounces each. Dorn raftered ceiling and is done in dark began knocking on the doors of local hues. but finding synergy ing experience that’s ambitious and distinctly Napan. But the restaurant had a sleepy reputation until it closed more of the stage. and the average stories behind the wineries and the wine price is nearly $400 per bottle. which the Golden State represents about 60 percent of the list. Calif. When it reopened in 2006.The Restaurant at Meadowood Creating a synergy of food and wine in Napa Valley By Tim Fish O T he word “holistic” is not often associated with a luxury Dorn and wine director Victoria Kulinich continue to expand the resort. to tailor the experience for you. O O (707) 967-1205 O therestaurantatmeadowood. Building an impressive wine list is one thing. which has a tall. Harlan wanted a Since joining the restaurant in 2008. that can be savored over several courses. is intimate. 10 to 12 courses are of- The collection of Napa verticals is fered. wine and the cultures are harmoniously entwined.com 84   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- . approach can be puzzling at first. not to mention the pref- H. and it resembles a haiku vignons go back to 1946. There is a small but admirable list of philosophy on wine pairing is unfussy and is more about comple- vintage Bordeaux and thoughtfully selected highlights from Ger. par- nets date to 1960. wines. for a four-year hiatus.” asparagus custard with miner’s lettuce The restaurant’s wine list was a and caviar tastes like spring. Kulin- managing partner of Meadowood. There are only 12 tables Knowing that diners would expect in the dining room. St. The crucial element in the new vision. with recent “You’re really putting yourself in the care of the staff and the offerings including Krug Grande Cuvée ($65) and Seavy Cabernet chef.” Dorn says. wines. “It’s all about building a relationship. wine director Victoria ticularly as guests are presented with Kulinich and chef Christopher Kostow Mountain and Mondavi Reserve the wine list without a menu. “I feel like we’re 60 percent there. is what it’s all about for Dorn. He hired Nathaniel depends extensively on the restau- Dorn as restaurant director to set the rant’s 3-acre garden.” Dorn says.” Dorn says. flexibility.

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(907) strengths California. CAFÉ @@ Schwartztrauber Wine strengths California. (928) 774-8431 & WINE BAR @ ALPENGLOW RESTAURANT @ 8280 W. COSMO’S RESTAURANT & BAR @ 225 E. Bordeaux. Italy Wine Expensive 967-4773 selections 435 Wine prices Moderate COTTON ROW Corkage $20 Cuisine American Menu prices CHE-AH-CHI RESTAURANT @ RESTAURANT @@ Moderate Enchantment Resort. 2017. Mile 238 Parks 566-2224 CRESS RESTAURANT @@ 262-9463 L’Auberge de Sedona. Bordeaux XTHE A&P SOCIAL @ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 235-8723 Wine selections 500 Wine prices Expensive 800 Monroe St. VILLAGGIO GRILLE @ Moderate Phoenix. 31. (251) 2502 E. (205) Princess Drive. Phoenix. see restaurants. COBALT THE RESTAURANT @ (205) 444-5750 American/Continental/Regional Menu prices THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 28099 Perdido Beach Blvd. Denali National Park. (907) 754-2237 Wine director France Wine selections SUZAN BOYCE Wine strengths Burgundy. Beach Blvd. available at www. Auburn. Anchorage. (480) 513-6002 210 E. 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(602) Washington Wine selections 495 Wine selections 430 Wine prices Moderate 264-5967 prices Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu Cuisine Contemporary American Menu BILTMORE @ Arizona Biltmore.. American/Contemporary Menu prices Prix Burgundy Wine selections 650 Wine prices fixe $72–$110 Moderate Cuisine French/Southwestern Menu prices Moderate @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 90   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. Scottsdale. 5700 E. Campbell Ave. Bentonville. Beechwood.. 300 W. 6000 E. Palo Cristi Road.. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road. California. Camelback 5455 E. Little Rock. (480) 513.. France. (480) 850-8606 Wine 994-4040 (888) 218-8989 Wine director Kevin Lewis director Tracy Yamamoto Wine strengths DURANT’S @ Wine strengths California. 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2355 Chestnut St.; (415) 771-2216 Wine –R ENZO R APACIOLI , W INE D IRECTOR , strengths California, Burgundy, Bordeaux,
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369 The Embarcadero; (415) 369-9955 Wine 199 Gough St.; (415) 355-9085 ANDRE’S BOUCHÉE BISTRO
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CRENN @@ California, France, Italy Wine selections 670 RN74 @@@ Mission Street, between Ocean and Seventh,
3127 Fillmore St.; Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine 301 Mission St.; (415) Carmel; (831) 626-7880 Wine director Dmitri
(415) 440-0460 Steak house Menu prices Expensive 543-7474 Wine Ruban Wine strengths California, Burgundy,
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Montrose Wine FARALLON @@ Sommelier David prices Moderate Corkage $35 Cuisine French
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Burgundy, Bordeaux, Luke Kenning Wine strengths France, Austria strengths Burgundy,
Rhône, Italy Wine MATT MONTROSE
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Corkage $50 Cuisine Contemporary French/ bottles 18,000 Wine Margerum Wine strengths California,
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201 Third St., Suite 100; (415) 427-0004 French Menu prices Moderate selections 1,295 Wine prices Expensive
XTHE BARREL ROOM @@ FOREIGN CINEMA @@ Grand Award since 2010 Corkage $40 Cuisine French/Mediterranean/
415 Sansome St.; (415) 956-6900 Wine Seasonal Menu prices Prix fixe $110–$130
2534 Mission St.; (415) 648-7600 Wine ROKA AKOR @
director Sarah Trubnick Wine strengths
California, France, Italy, International Wine
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Menu prices Expensive selections 705 Wine prices Expensive
Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine American/
Corkage $55 Cuisine Californian/Seafood/
BOURBON STEAK @@ XLOCANDA OSTERIA & BAR @ Californian Menu prices Prix fixe $398
Seasonal Menu prices Prix fixe $150
557 Valencia St.; (415) 863-6800 Grand Award since 2014
The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell St.;
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Pier 47 on Al Scoma Way; (415) 771-4383
Germany, Rhône, Bordeaux Wine selections St.; (415) 616-6566 Wine director Marissa Wine director Alexis Iaconis Wine strengths
775 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $35 Payne Wine strengths Italy, California, 1760 @ California, France Wine selections 350
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352 Grant Ave.; (415) 398-2680 1911 Fillmore St.; (415) 771-7779 SBENBOW HISTORIC INN @@
MICHAEL MINA @@ SPRUCE @@@ 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville; (707)
CAMPTON 252 California St.; (415) 397-9222 Wine 923-2124 Sommelier Brian Shelton Wine
PLACE 3640 Sacramento St.; (415) 931-5100
director Rajat Parr Wine strengths Bordeaux, strengths California, France, Italy, Oregon
RESTAURANT @@ Rhône, Burgundy, Champagne Wine
Wine director Andrew Green Sommeliers
Wine selections 465 Wine prices Moderate
Taj Campton Place, Lauren Kemp, Michael Baldanado, Jaime
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340 Stockton St.; Moderate
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(415) 955-5555
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The Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1700 17 Mile
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Tonya Pitts Wine strengths California, 1570 Stockton St.; (415) 835-9888
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Helena Highway. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Sausalito. (916) 442-5091 Wine director John 800-3090 MORTON’S. 2825 Sand Hill Road. Piedmont.. 777 Bridgeway. (925) 456. MANRESA @@ RESTAURANT AT KENWOOD INN Boyes Blvd. Sausalito. Saratoga. (650) 139 S. (831) PIACERE RESTAURANT @ Wine prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR 667-2800 Wine director Dominique DaCruz 727 Laurel St. Palo Alto. Mendocino. Santa Clara. Italy. Burgundy. Fresno. Pinecrest. Sacramento. (707) Sommelier Monica Comptche Ukiah Road. 1000 Front St. 301 L St.. Walnut STEAM DONKEY RESTAURANT @ Creek. No.. (650) 561-1500 Wine director SMURRAY Burgundy. Boyes Hot Springs. St. Building E. 44850 St. CIRCLE Wine selections 1. (925) continued 621 Capitol Mall. B St. (925) 977-3477 Pinecrest Lake Resort. (650) 330-2790 COPPA @ Grand Award since 2016 4269 El Camino Real. Napa. RESTAURANT AWARDS CALIFORNIA MORIMOTO NAPA @ PRIMA @@ XSABIO 610 Main St. (707) 967-0550 Sommeliers Scott Brenner. Main St.. Rhône. Rosewood Sand Hill. 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Napa.000 Wine prices Expensive Wine prices Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine Contemporary Californian Menu prices Corkage $35 Cuisine Hawaiian Menu prices SOLBAR @ Moderate Solage Calistoga. Monterey. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Rittmaster Wine MADERA @@ 177 Park Ave. California Wine selections 450 Wine 967-1205 Wine VICTORIA KULINICH Steak house Menu prices Moderate 855 El Camino Real. Bordeaux. 23240 Highway 1. (408) The Inn at Spanish Bay Resort. Burgundy.. California. Big Sur. Bordeaux. Burgundy. THE STEAKHOUSE @ (925) 935-7780 Pleasanton. Helena. Kelli White.. (916) 780-6910 SCOTT TURNBULL selections 665 Wine prices Moderate SOMMELIER Corkage $20 Cuisine American Menu prices RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Moderate 501 Pavilions Lane. 3. 19400 Tuolumne Santa Clara Marriott. (916) 443-2347 14301 Arnold Drive. Burgundy. Burgundy. MacArthur MANKAS STEAKHOUSE @ director Jamie Harding The Stanford Inn by the Sea. OSTERIA Prix fixe $330–$500 Menlo Park. 922-5252 WINE DIRECTOR Port. (650) 596- The Inn at Spanish Bay Resort. Monterey.740 selections 1. France. Fairfield. (916) KELLY BOISVERT California. Eureka. Wine selections 420 Wine prices Moderate California.

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Expensive Cuisine French Menu prices FOGO DE CHÃO @ California. 278-8710 395-2722 Simryn Grewal Wine strengths California. (530) 583-7200 5160 W. (310) 725-9555 TASTE RESTAURANT @ 525-5200 Corkage $50 Cuisine Contemporary/Italian/ Regional Menu prices Expensive 9402 Main St. (310) 1555 Bonanza St.. Beverly Hills.. Bordeaux. Eureka. (562) 983-0056 DRAGO CENTRO @@ Contemporary/Regional Menu prices 525 S. (310) 276- UNCLE YU’S AT THE VINEYARD @@ France. (310) 265-2836 577-7463 Wine strengths California Wine 2 DOORS DOWN @ selections 455 Wine prices Moderate CHIANINA STEAKHOUSE @ 1626 F St. Malibu. France.500 Wine prices Highway.. (831) 625-8524 Wine 222 E. (310) 271. (310) 246- 570 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $15 CUT AND SIDEBAR 5555 Wine director Cuisine Asian/Chinese/Contemporary BY WOLFGANG PUCK @@ Andy Myers Wine RACHEL MACALISANG The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. Woodside. Healdsburg... Germany Wine Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine American/ selections 2. Inexpensive BY JOSÉ (310) 205-8990 Wine director Steven ANDRÉS @@ Ashworth Wine strengths California. California Wine selections 530 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine Way.. California Wine selections 810 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary/Italian Menu prices Moderate @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  95 . & WINE BAR @ STILLWATER BAR & GRILL @@ 9910 Wine director Andrew Adelson Wine 800 W. Italy Wine selections 810 Wine Moderate 133 N. Walnut Creek. (818) Wine selections 1.800 Number of bottles Contemporary/Steak house Menu prices & WINE BAR @ 2301 Rosecrans Ave.. Burgundy. WEST SHORE CAFÉ & INN @ Piedmont Wine selections 2. Long Beach. 851-9888 Wine director Andrew Green (310) 278-2050 Wine director Lance Reed 252 N. (626) Rancho Palos Verdes. SOMMELIER 9500 Wilshire Blvd.... Los Angeles. Beverly Hills. (408) Sommeliers Randy Nakagawa. California 8500 Wine director Jaimee Anderson Wine 39 S. Burgundy. La Cienega Blvd. Arroyo Parkway. Lafayette. (310) 975-2736 802-1973 1511 Mount Diablo Blvd.600 Wine prices Expensive 985-4669 Corkage $25 Cuisine Asian/Californian/Latin Menu prices Moderate GALEN FLETCHER CAPO @@@ OWNER & 1810 Ocean Ave. West Hollywood.000 Wine prices Expensive prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine 289-7755 Corkage $35 Cuisine Californian Menu prices Californian/French Menu prices Moderate BOURBON STEAK @@ Moderate 237 S. Los Angeles. (925) 283-1688 AVEC NOUS @ CHINOIS ON MAIN @ Wine director Wesley Liang Wine strengths 2709 Main St. Signal Hill. (310) IL FORNAIO CUCINA ITALIANA @ WINE DIRECTOR ELLEN MCCARTY OWNER & 394-5550 Wine director Max Marder 301 N. Beverly Hills. Clovis. Carmel. 1313 MAIN RESTAURANT Century Blvd. (310) 860-8660 CRUSTACEAN BEVERLY HILLS @@ Asian/Chinese/Contemporary Menu prices THE BAZAAR 9646 S.. American Menu prices Moderate 536 S. California. Lake Blvd. (707) Los Angeles Airport Marriott.. Lake Ave. (559) 297-0783 2538 San Vicente Blvd. Beverly Drive. Beverly VA DE VI BISTRO & WINE BAR @ Hills... Bordeaux. Sunset Blvd. Bordeaux. (831) 626-2599 Wine director Contemporary American Menu prices DELIUS RESTAURANT @ Expensive 2951 Cherry Ave. Los Angeles. 5855 W. RESTAURANT AWARDS STEAMER’S THE VILLAGE PUB @@@ SBOA STEAKHOUSE SUNSET @@ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE THE GRILLHOUSE @ 2967 Woodside Rd.. Bordeaux. Flower St. Santa Monica Blvd. (650) 637-0611 strengths California. (707) 258-1313 Wine BEACH CLUB @ director Jordan Nova Wine strengths The Malibu Beach Inn. XFOGO DE CHÃO @ VIVACE RISTORANTE @ 4130 Wine director Daniel Grajewski Wine 800 S Figueroa St. 9291 Burton France. Fourth Ave. (707) 473-0946 Bordeaux Wine WINE DIRECTOR DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ selections 750 Wine 1551 Ocean Ave. Spain Wine selections 610 Wine prices FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Burgundy. Beverly Hills.. Los Angeles. Bordeaux 228-4300 STEAKHOUSE @ Wine selections 480 Wine prices Expensive 1921 El Camino Real. (310) Los Gatos. France Wine selections 380 Wine prices director Wendy Heilmann Wine strengths 3727 Wine strengths California. 426-0694 France Wine selections 540 Wine prices XBO BEAU KITCHEN + ROOFTAP @ Moderate Corkage $30 Cuisine American/ 144 Pine Ave. (562) Corkage $30 Cuisine Steak house Menu 434-2333 UNCLE YU’S LAFAYETTE @@ prices Expensive 999 Oak Hill Road. Expensive Corkage $30 Cuisine New SOUTH/LOS ANGELES & (310) 651-7777 American Menu prices Moderate VICINITY TRELIO RESTAURANT @@ AMICI BRENTWOOD @ LAURIE SUTTON 438 Clovis Ave.000 Wine prices Expensive 1800 Rosecrans Ave. WALNUT CREEK Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu HINOKI & THE BIRD @@ Palo Alto. Homewood. Second St. Santa Monica. (310) selections 1. (925) 449. Santa Monica. Pasadena... Piedmont. (650) 685. Bordeaux.. Hadley Kemp.500 Number IL FORNAIO CUCINA ITALIANA @ Tahoe City. San Mateo. Tuscany. (310) 392-9025 Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Sebastopol. (818) 839. Pasadena. (310) Monica Blvd.. Plymouth.. (310) 641-5700 & WINE BAR @@ 523-4814 XTHE CARBON 1313 Main St. (213) SUNDANCE THE 1910 Ralston Ave. Los Asian Menu prices Moderate strengths France. Beverly Drive. Livermore Ave. Kyle Lau Wine 550-8330 SUNNYSIDE RESTAURANT & LODGE @ strengths California. Brand Blvd. Burgundy THE Corkage $50 Cuisine Steak house Menu Wine selections 600 Wine prices Moderate BELVEDERE @@ prices Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine Asian Menu prices The Peninsula Beverly Moderate Hills.000 Wine prices Expensive Corkage Moderate 643-6911 GREG BARDAKOS $50 Cuisine Contemporary American WINE DIRECTOR Menu prices Moderate BOUCHON IN BEVERLY HILLS @@ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Grand Award since 2013 235 N. Burgundy.. & WINE BAR @ 31 University Ave. 100 Terranea Way... Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills.. (562) Dave Eriksen Wine strengths California. Menu prices Inexpensive strengths Spain. La prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine 275-1818 Wine director Andy Tsang Wine Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles. Burgundy. Burgundy. Santa DARREN’S RESTAURANT & BAR @ 1141 Manhattan Ave. Olympic Blvd. Pebble Beach. Burgundy.

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Burgundy Wine California. 274-6534 Corkage $30 Cuisine ARGYLE STEAKHOUSE @ International Wine selections 500 Wine PROVIDENCE @@ Italian Menu prices Moderate Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Los Angeles. Figueroa St. Owner and wine director 369 E.000 Wine 101 Pine Ave. France. San Diego. Cañon Drive.710 Number XOBICA @ Wine director Vern Lakusta Wine strengths of bottles 76. Burgundy.M. (213) 788-1191 Thomas Compagnon Wine strengths THE BARREL ROOM @ 246-1501 Wine director Ben Teig Wine strengths 16765 Bernardo Center Drive.. San Diego. San Diego.. The Langham Huntington. Arroyo Parkway. Austria Wine selections 700 Wine 783 Americana Way. Burgundy Wine (310) 820-2448 selections 750 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine 18412 Pacific Coast Highway. San Diego.. (760) 603-6099 prices Expensive Corkage $40 Cuisine 5955 Melrose Ave.. Santa Monica. Beverly Hills. Santa Monica. Carlsbad. (619) 233-4355 California. (310) 829-4313 WEST @ 735 S. Los Angeles. Pasadena. Piedmont. Moderate SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Cañon Drive. 1401 Paul Sherman Wine strengths Italy. La Cienega France and California. (858) 459-5500 Contemporary American Menu prices 1501 Ocean Ave.. First St.450 Wine prices Moderate 930-8008 606 Broadway.. (619) 275-7920 Sommeliers Rina L. Long Beach.. Rancho Santa Fe Road. (310) director Szymon Piechaczek Wine strengths Grand Award since 1994 479-3337 AMAYA @@ California Wine selections 650 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $35 Cuisine American/ THE POLO LOUNGE @@ TOSCANA @@ The Grand Del Mar. San Diego. Burbank. San Diego. (310) selections 1.... Grand Ave. 763-4600 Italy Wine selections 3. Claremont. Pasadena. La Jolla.. 465 S.. Santa Monica. Beverly Hills. (310) 424 N. (858) 777-6635 888-8782 Wine director Peter Meemalayath prices Expensive WINE DIRECTOR Wine strengths California. Rancho Bernardo Inn. California. 11480 N. (310) 510 S. @ 447 N. (626) 585-6410 California Wine selections 2. (310) California Wine selections 650 Wine prices Corkage $30 Cuisine Italian Menu prices 393-6633 Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Expensive OCEAN PRIME @ Menu prices Expensive Grand Award since 1981 GREG COLE 9595 Wilshire Blvd. VICINITY PARKWAY GRILL @@ Beverly Hills.. Harbor Drive. Los Angeles. Beverly Hills. Olive Ave.800 Number director Melanie Kaman Sommelier Victoria Young Wine strengths Burgundy. (760) S. Rancho Palos MORTON’S. La Jolla. Alhambra. France.. 404 S.. France. Marina del Rey. THE STEAKHOUSE @ VALENTINO @@@ BISTRO THE ROYCE WOOD-FIRED 3115 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles. Bordeaux. Second St. WOODY VAN HORN Wine selections 1. 435 Shoreline Drive. THE STEAKHOUSE @ XREDBIRD @@ Verdes. 9641 11633 San Vicente regional Menu prices Expensive Sunset Blvd. (213) 612-4743 Wine Leavey.250 Wine strengths Italy Wine selections 365 Wine EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD @ prices Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine SEASONS 52 @ prices Expensive Corkage $30 Cuisine 1270 Prospect St. Los Angeles.400 Wine prices Expensive Wine director Emily Corkage $45 Cuisine Contemporary Mediterranean Menu prices Moderate 454-4357 Johnston Wine American Menu prices Moderate strengths Italy. 7447 Batiquitos Drive.. Spain Wine selections L’OPERA RISTORANTE @ Riese Wine strengths California. (213) 553-4566 STEAKHOUSE @@ Wine director Piero Selvaggio Sommelier 4960 Avenida Encinas. 100 Terranea Way. Long Beach. Italy 583-8122 Italian cuisine with more than 2.. (626) 385-0880 Wine ACQUA @ continued Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. California. MICHAEL’S ON NAPLES @@ 8155 Melrose Ave. VALENTIEN @ SMASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @@ PORTA VIA @ California Wine The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Oak Knoll Ave. Calif.SALT. Los Angeles. (323) 297-0100 Wine director Sarah Clarke RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ winner. (619) OSTERIA MOZZA @@ 821-4593 Valentino is an original Grand Award 756-7864 6602 Melrose Ave. 5200 Grand Del Mar Regional Menu prices Moderate Wine strengths Way. Pasadena.A. Burgundy. Italy Wine California. Beverly Hills. Torrey 246 N. 1298 Prospect St. (323) STRATTORIA Steak house Menu prices Expensive 460-4170 Wine director David Osenbach Wine strengths Burgundy. Washington. (562) 491-0066 Bordeaux Wine selections 1. (909) 445-9463 Wine director Sal Medina Wine strengths France Wine selections 345 Wine prices VIA VENETO @@ CROCE’S PARK WEST @ Expensive Cuisine Spanish Menu prices 3009 Main St. Flower St.. (858) 454-9587 540 W. Beverly Hills... PRIME STEAKHOUSE @@ The Westin Bonaventure. Santa Monica.. Suite 120. Pasadena. (858) 314-2727 Wine The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows... Lake Ave. First St. (818) 795-3131 502-1220 Wine American/Contemporary/Seafood Menu XBANKERS HILL MICHAEL’S @ prices Prix fixe $115–$220 director Andrea BAR + 1147 Third St. (619) XTHE PALM @ SMITTY’S GRILL @ 10 N. California XRED O RESTAURANT @ prices Moderate Wine selections 600 Wine prices Moderate 1541 Ocean Ave. (310) Italian Menu prices Moderate Inexpensive 451-1152 XEDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD @ VINO AT TRIOS @ 789 W. Eric Denq WINE DIRECTOR The Grand Del Mar. Martin of bottles 23.000 Wine prices Expensive Bordeaux. (310) 110 S.. Terence PHILLIP DUNN ADDISON @@@ St. (310) 114 E. (310) 303-3260 Wine director 435 S. (619) 239-2423 238-0424 Moderate MORTON’S. (818) selections 410 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine American/ BICE SAN DIEGO @ Corkage $30 Cuisine American Menu prices Mediterranean Menu prices Expensive 425 Island Ave. Palos Verdes Estates. California Wine 2202 Fourth Ave. (626) 792-9999 550-8811 WALLY’S BEVERLY HILLS @@ FIRENZE TRATTORIA @ SMOKE. (310) 475. see restaurants. Oregon. (626) Drive. Long BEVERLY SOUTH/LOS ANGELES & Beach. (310) SOMMELIER 859-4818 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 36 YEARS 224 S. Burgundy. France. (310) 265-2836 Wine Prix fixe $79–$150 1389 Westwood Blvd. Blvd. Italy Wine MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB @ Wine strengths California. (310) 247-0400 Wine CRAB CATCHER RESTAURANT @ PACKING HOUSE WINES @@ director Andy Myers Wine strengths Spain. (323) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ VALENTINO DE RAIZ @ 284-7060 Opened in 1972 in Santa Monica. 17550 Bernardo Oaks 25 E. Encinitas. 655-5009 prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR 231-0222 7080 Wine director Massimo Aronne Wine Cuisine Italian Menu strengths Tuscany. Cañon Drive. (310) selections 450 Wine EMILY JOHNSTON Pines Road.OIL.com . La Jolla. France Wine Misson Bay Drive..000 Wine prices Expensive $110–$250 Terranea Resort and Spa.000 Wine prices FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu prices & WINE BAR @ XPALOS VERDES CLUBHOUSE @ Inexpensive 380 K St.. Corkage $50 Cuisine Californian/ 3. (858) 675-8550 prices Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine Glendale. Beverly Hills. Burgundy.150 Wine prices Expensive WINE DIRECTOR Corkage $30 Cuisine Italian Menu prices SAAM @@ selections focused on Italy. (310) 276-2251 director Wesley Kurz Wine strengths Blvd. (626) 284-4674 615-0281 267 N. Second St. THE PALM @ 7274 Melrose Ave. (323) selections 360 Wine ANDREA SCUTO San Diego.. France. 13455 Maxella Ave. (213) 972- 3331 Wine directors Joachim Splichal. Beverly Drive. Los Angeles. Piedmont.. (310) 399. Burgundy. (310) 458-1600 TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB @@ MOLLY BROOKS Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR 1 Trump National Drive. RESTAURANT AWARDS CALIFORNIA PARKERS’ LIGHTHOUSE @ SPAGO CALIFORNIA Shoreline Village.winespectator.. California. 2760 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles. Pasadena. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 3400 W. Beverly Hills. (213) 930-7900 strengths California. A.. 162 S. Tuscany. Santa Monica. 5300 Grand Del Mar Court. selections 795 Wine prices Expensive PATINA @@@ Germany Wine selections 2. (619) 237-1155 3301 Via Campesina. Los Angeles. (562) 439. Pasadena. 795-1001 Wine director Kornelija O’Faolain director Phillip Dunn Wine strengths California. Italy. 1490 Kettner Blvd. (616) 5620 E. Colorado Blvd. Santa Monica. Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 141 S. San Diego. San Diego.. Beverly Hills. Malibu. Los Angeles. (310) San Diego. Italy. California. Corkage $30 Cuisine French Menu prices SPRAZZO CUCINA ITALIANA @ Grand Award since 2009 Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 451-0843 Scuto Wine strengths RESTAURANT @ RED O RESTAURANT @ Italy. (310) XBRACERO OSTERIA MAMMA @ 859-8744 COCINA 5732 Melrose Ave.R.200 Number of bottles 3. Burgundy. (858) 314-1900 Wine strengths California. Los Angeles. Cañon Drive. (562) 432-6500 HILLS @@@ SOUTH/SAN DIEGO & VICINITY 176 N.. AMICI @@ AVANT @ MI PIACE @ Germany. Cañon Drive.

. Palm 755-1454 6735 Quail Hill Parkway. (949) 720-9633 215 15th St. 328 Orange St. 3010 Lafayette Ave. (760) HOLDREN’S STEAK & SEAFOOD @ 930-9100 JUNIPER AND IVY @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 512 State St. (949) & WINE BAR @ 8970 University Center Lane. (619) 237-0600 Corkage $25 for first bottle. (951) 849-3080 selections 410 Wine prices Moderate 9557 Wine director Corkage $15 Cuisine Corkage $20 Cuisine Modern American Gary Parker Wine CITRONE RESTAURANT & BAR @@ Contemporary American Menu prices Menu prices Moderate strengths California. Glassell St. California St. Santa Barbara. Cambria. San Diego. International 730-1160 2932 E.. DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ Rancho Santa Fe. Burgundy. Bordeaux. (888) 326-4448 729-7377 Wine director Steve Barr Wine strengths California. Newbury Park. Costa Mesa. Coronado.. (714) 557. France Wine selections selections 570 Wine prices Expensive (949) 650-6505 600 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Corkage $30 Cuisine Mediterranean/ Continental Menu prices Moderate Cuisine Californian/French Menu prices XAMAZING Moderate MORADA @ GRAPES @ Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.. France Wine selections Wine director Loren Lawe Wine strengths strengths California. Palm Desert. (619) 659-2236 THE GRANT GRILL @ TRULUCK’S @ BISTANGO @ U..S. Rancho Santa Fe. 5951 Linea del Cielo. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. SBICCA @ St. Suite B10. Italy. (619) BELMOND EL ENCANTO @@ 696-3369 800 Alvarado Place.. Grant Hotel. WINESELLAR 687-4417 Wine strengths Harbor Drive. San Diego. Carlsbad. (858) 793-6460 566-0060 Carlsbad. prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR Seminole Drive...160 OWNER & California Wine selections 500 Wine 6009 Paseo Delicias. (858) 481-1001 (805) 963-9591 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE SEASONS 52 @ & WINE BAR @ 4505 La Jolla Village Drive. Redlands. (760) 777-7555 MISTER A’S @@ SOUTH/OTHER CITIES 2550 Fifth Ave. (805) Wine selections 1. Santa Barbara.. Newport Beach. Santa Barbara. (805) director Neil Conway San Diego Bay Marriott Marquis. (858) 381-8289 Rancho Santa 565 Bellevue Square. San Diego. (760) 327-2314 502-4600 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1355 N. (805) 565-8237 Viejas Casino & Resort. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 888-9463 STHE DINING ROOM AT The Harbor Club. Irvine. 5000 Willows Road. (619) XBARBAREÑO @ 233-1422 & WINE BAR @ 205 W. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. 4980 Avenida Encinas. 333 W. Santa Barbara. Germany Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites. (858) BACCHUS BAR & BISTRO @ Villa Royale Inn. Redlands. San Diego.. (619) 71800 Highway 111. Orange. (805) 686-4742 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ EUROPA RESTAURANT @ 11582 El Camino Real.. RESTAURANT AWARDS FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE XSTAKE CHOPHOUSE & BAR @@ BAYSIDE RESTAURANT @ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR @ 1309 Orange Ave. Ventura. 7905 Monet Ave.. (858) Wine prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine 756-3085 Wine director Bertrand Hug Wine Corkage $10 Cuisine Contemporary Californian Menu prices strengths California... Santa Paula. 1260 Channel THE GROVE STEAKHOUSE @ 668 Sixth Ave. San Diego. Del Mar. (909) 793-6635 Moderate Burgundy. San Diego.. San Diego. (760) 702-0052 THE BARONA OAKS STEAKHOUSE @ 776-6685 Barona Resort and Casino. Canon Perdido 455 Newport Center Drive. (760) 603-6999 66 S. Newport Beach. $35 for second 224-3577 VIVACE @ Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. (714) 432-1140 269-9036 SHOZY’S CAPRICE CAFÉ @ GRILL @@ XLEROY’S KITCHEN & LOUNGE @ BOBBY DAITCH 104 E. (619) 437-6987 CHUCK’S STEAK HOUSE OF HAWAII @ (805) 525-1068 Wine MARINA KITCHEN @@ THE 3888 State St. (818) 346-1005 International Wine selections 600 Wine BELLA VISTA @ FOGO DE CHÃO @ prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak Four Seasons Santa Barbara. 285 J St. (760) 5679 Wine director Steven Ashworth Wine Inn Ave. Harbor Drive. La Jolla. Costa Mesa. Bristol St.. (619) 443-3130 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  97 . No. 2241 Moderate 1037 Monterey St. 3649 Mission 560 Carlsbad Village Drive.. La Quinta. (949) 498-1314 Del Mar. San Diego. (949) Springs. (805) L’Auberge Del Mar. France Wine selections 600 France. Bordeaux. (714) 997- Wine selections 800 Wine prices Moderate 1972 Wine director Matthew McKinney Wine HUMPHREYS RESTAURANT @ Corkage $35 Cuisine Californian Menu prices BUONA TAVOLA @ strengths California. San Diego. Coronado. 1540 Camino del Mar. Irvine. selections 320 Wine prices Expensive La Jolla. La Jolla.. 326 Broadway. 19100 Von Karman Ave. Santa Barbara... France. (858) Wine director Stacy Jacobs Wine strengths 9 W. Riverside. Cabazon. 8990 University Center Lane. Coast Highway. (805) (858) 453-2583 963-3311 GREYSTONE THE STEAKHOUSE @ VELADORA @@ BLACK CAT BISTRO @ 658 Fifth Ave. 910 Prospect St. San Diego. San Diego. Rancho 450-1252 Cucamonga. Victoria St. France Wine selections Contemporary Menu prices Moderate Moderate 500 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $30 Cuisine Continental/Farm to table/French CORK & FORK @ Menu prices Moderate CALIFORNIA 47875 Caleo Bay Drive.. (619) 699-8222 & BRASSERIE @@ CIELO @ California Wine Wine director Wendy Shoemaker Wine 9550 Waples St. Harbor Drive. 29911 Aventura. Newport Beach. Burgundy. Anaheim Blvd. Rancho Santa Fe.. Buellton. (805) BRIAN MALONE 770-3530 Wine director Tyson Torres Wine NINE-TEN @ WINE DIRECTOR strengths California. San Diego. 5921 Valencia 1602 Main St. Italy Wine selections 750 Wine Cuisine Asian Menu prices Moderate Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine prices Moderate Cuisine French/Californian American/Seafood/Steak house Menu prices Menu prices Moderate AVANT TAPAS & WINE @ Expensive 35 Industrial Way. Newport Beach. Rancho Mirage. strengths California. (619) 522-0077 900 Bayside Drive. San Diego. (858) 759-6246 BOUCHON SANTA BARBARA @ 1250 Prospect St. Lemonwood WINE DIRECTOR Drive. (949) MORTON’S.. San Luis Obispo. 49500 selections 380 Wine NEIL CONWAY strengths California. 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road. Wine director Greg Majors Wine strengths 721-1222 6373 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (714) 221-0680 THE HAKE KITCHEN & BAR @ Circle. Anaheim. (619) 239-1800 772-1381 DUANE’S PRIME STEAKS SPAON RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @@ ANQI @@ & SEAFOOD @@ 3333 S. Santa Barbara. (858) 535-0078 California. 440 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 California. State St. (619) 3333 Bristol St.. (760) 340- California. Lakeside.. (909) 463-0416 LENKA DAVIS FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE XSEASONS 52 @ WINE DIRECTOR & WINE BAR @ 789 W. (909) 793-8787 1760 E.. Irvine.. (858) 964-5400 ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE @ Corkage $35 Cuisine American/Regional OSETRA FISHHOUSE @ 887 S. (619) 338-0500 Drive. San Diego. (619) 239-1377 CUISTOT @@ Wine director Bertrand Hug Wine strengths 72595 El Paseo.. Coronado. (858) 450. Bordeaux GARY PARKER Wine director Michael Phillips Wine strengths MILLE FLEURS @@ Wine selections 1.. Santa Barbara. (949) THE HARBOR RESTAURANT @ (619) 744-2077 752-5222 210 Stearns Wharf. (619) 232-0225 Rancho Valencia Resort. (805) 965-3363 2228 Kettner Blvd. Burgundy.100 Wine prices Moderate Shelter Island Drive. Bordeaux.. 1015 Orange Ave. Bordeaux Wine A RESTAURANT @ 1000 Wine director Ben Booth Wine 3334 W.. Woodland Hills. (858) Victoria Gardens. Champagne. (714) Menu prices Moderate 904 Fifth Ave.. 7100 Aviara Resort CAFÉ FIORE @ Cuisine French/Continental Menu prices Prix IL FORNAIO CUCINA ITALIANA @ Drive. house Menu prices Expensive Alpine. France. A106. (805) THE HOBBIT @@ 454-1637 California. (805) 927-1600 HAVEN GASTROPUB @ 190 S. (619) 437-4911 WEST STEAK THE CANNERY SEAFOOD HOLDREN’S STEAK & SEAFOOD @ KITCHEN 1540 @ & SEAFOOD @ OF THE PACIFIC @ 1714-A Newbury Road. Indian Trail. Oregon Wine San Diego. (805) 653-1266 fixe $86 1333 First St. 1620 S. Chapman Ave. Italy Wine Grande Colonial Hotel. Orange. France. Carlsbad. (949) 341-0376 Margarita.

Santa Ynez. (805) 640-1961 Moderate 706-6546 252-8848 THE SYCAMORE INN @ LOS OLIVOS CAFÉ @@ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 8318 Foothill Blvd. Santa Barbara. (714) 621-0101 PIZZERIA ORTICA @ Palm Springs. Wells Lane. Newport Beach. (949) 720-9925 MISTRAL @ 500 E. (949) 661-8466 11 W. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Regional Menu prices Moderate Menu prices Expensive Wine strengths California. & SALOON @@ THE STONEHOUSE @@@ J OSÉ A NDRÉS T HINK F OOD G ROUP San Ysidro Ranch. 1600 S. selections 375 Corkage $20 Cuisine (760) 776-6777 Bordeaux. TRE LUNE @ RESTAURANT (805) 899-2699 SEASONS 52 @ 1151 Coast Village & BAR @ 3333 Bristol St. 74-740 Highway 111. Montecito. (714) 437-5252 Road. Rancho Mirage. (805) 418-1811 PLACE @ Expensive 1370 Bison Ave. France Wine selections 143 Newport Center Drive. Corona del St. SJIMMY’S TAVERNA @@ 74-880 Country Club Drive. Santa Barbara. (805) 565-1720 Wine director Wine director Gabriel Regalado Wine MORTON’S. (818) Highway. Surf & Sand Resort. Rancho Cucamonga. Anaheim. (949) 246. Indian Wells. Ojai Ave. Coast Hwy. Mammoth Lakes. (760) Burgundy. (951) 684- OLIVELLA @@ SLY’S @ South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.com . Suite 120. Anaheim. France. (818) 2961-A Michelson Drive. Laguna Beach. Italy. (805) 640-2100 Wine strengths selections 475 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $20 Cuisine Italian Menu prices California. Woodland Hills. Cambria. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 2879 Grand Ave. 11680 Laguna Beach... (760) (909) 982-1104 7265 Wine director Andrew Scherer Wine TYLER BERRY 779-1998 strengths California Wine selections 750 WINE DIRECTOR TANNINS RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @ Corkage $20 Cuisine Californian/Farm to RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 27211 Ortega Highway. table/Mediterranean Menu prices Moderate OLIO PIZZERIA @ 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Palm Desert. WINE DIRECTOR Dolphin Bay Resort 543-3986 JIM GERAKARIS Burgundy. Victoria St. Ojai. 1 Monarch Beach Resort. Westlake RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ SUZANNE’S CUISINE @ Contemporary/Seasonal Menu prices Village. director Andre de VUE GRILLE AND BAR @ 9676 Wine director Richard Yates Wine Carteret Wine Indian Wells Golf Resort. (949) 305-5100 701 W. Harbor Blvd. (805) Rancho California Road. 34843 7755 Wine director Leone Palagi Wine 686 Linden Ave. Sherman Oaks. W INE D IRECTOR . 998 Monterey St. Ojai. (805) Wine director Troy 591-3224 Smith Sommelier SLIDO NOVO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE @ Nina Rosas Wine TROY SMITH RESTAURANT @@ 726 Higuera St. 1023 Chorro St.. (951) Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. (760) 564-7600 XTHE PINES LAKEFRONT @ Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate 350 Alden Road. KOBERL AT BLUE @ NAPA ROSE @ Just Inn. Westlake Village. San Juan Capistrano... 248 Old (760) 340-6865 Number of bottles 12. Riverside. (760) Moderate Corkage $50 Cuisine Regional 934-9432 Wine director Bradford Cowin MORTON’S. Rhône.. Chumash Casino Resort. (714) THE STEAKHOUSE @ 445-4900 Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. 202 Old Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine them back up. Santa Barbara.. Palm Desert. France Wine selections 810 RISTORANTE @ 750-5466 341-3560 30760 Russell Ranch Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Californian/ Road. (805) 966. San Luis Obispo. South Coast Plaza Village.000 Wine prices Expensive Beach. Irvine.. Palm Desert. Bordeaux. Palm Desert. RESTAURANT AWARDS CALIFORNIA “Restaurants are supposed to THE QUIET WOMAN @ STONEHILL TAVERN @@ 3224 E. (949) 234-3318 Wine director SOUTH/OTHER CITIES beaten down for 40 hours Rajat Parr Wine strengths California. Sunflower Ave. California. 900 San Ysidro Lane. 18051 Von Karman Ave. France. California. (949) 715-6030 783-1135 Disneyland Drive. (805) 226-0300 see that as a trend.. La Quinta...” Expensive THE RANCH RESTAURANT IL FORNAIO CUCINA ITALIANA @ —A NDY M YERS . WILLOWS @ (562) 431-4898 1555 S. (805) XSELANNE STEAK TAVERN @ 540-5243 1464 S. (714) 817-4200 261-1444 Santa Barbara. (562) 216 N. Pacific Coast Highway. Madeira Wine selections 480 Wine prices Bordeaux. (888) 999-1995 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 98   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners.. (714) SOPAL RESTAURANT & BAR @@ 327-3446 Wine 546-7405 1325 State St. Italy Wine selections 800 SPAGHETTINI ITALIAN GRILL @ VINTAGE PRESS RESTAURANTE @@ Wine prices Expensive Corkage $30 Cuisine 3005 Old Ranch Parkway. & Spa. Paso Robles.. 32250 Bob Hope Drive. Seal Beach. France Wine 684-6666 Road.. Los Olivos.. see restaurants. of the Arts. Burgundy.. (760) 883-1060 650 Anton Blvd. Harbor Blvd. (760) Moderate 633 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa. (805) 688. THE STEAKHOUSE @ strengths France. Temecula.. 1641 W.. Coast Highway. Italy. (805) strengths Bordeaux. 49-499 Eisenhower Drive. Seal Beach. (805) 773- RISTORANTE @ XROBIN’S RESTAURANT @ Cuisine French Menu prices Expensive 11 W.500 Number of Beach Road. 1895 S. Suite 17. (805) 927-5007 8900 Wine director Grand Award since 2014 (805) 899-2699 Robin Puricelli Wine strengths California. Costa Mesa.. and our job is to lift The Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa. (760) 834-3800 73-405 El Paseo... Suite (818) 227-9505 LUNA RED 21. Highway 981-6650 Laguna Beach. Burgundy Wine selections 2.. I would like to Mammoth Road.winespectator. Pacific Coast SPLASHES @ 13422 Ventura Blvd. (714) 300-7170 Paso Robles. Regis Resort. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 866-5400 Spa Resort Casino..500 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine American/ Mammoth Road. Costa Mesa. 2727 Shell WINE DIRECTOR Italy Wine selections 2. 30801 S. 44-500 Indian MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @ strengths California. Costa Mesa. San Luis Obispo. THE STEAKHOUSE @ (949) 718-0300 Montage Resort Cuisine Contemporary Mediterranean 6250 Canoga Ave. (818) THE RESTAURANT & Spa. Woodland Hills. (949) ELAINE MORELLO 715-9881 WINE DIRECTOR XSILVER TRUMPET RESTAURANT SAMANTHA PAYETTE SOEMI CARAMEL WINE DIRECTOR XOLIO PIZZERIA @ AND BAR @ WINE DIRECTOR 3350 Ave. STUDIO @@@ 475 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $20 MORTON’S. (559) 733-3033 Moderate Wine director Greg Vartanian Wine strengths American Menu prices Expensive 596-2199 MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB @ O’NEILL’S BAR & GRILL @ SPENCER’S California. 905 Country Club 587-9463 strengths California. 3400 E. Anaheim. Anaheim. Contemporary American Menu prices MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @ Palm Springs. MARIO’S PLACE @@ (818) 706-6546 751-5100 VINEYARD ROSE @ 3646 Mission Inn Ave. 8112 E. Menu prices Moderate 703-7272 AT JUSTIN @ Coast Highway. Big Bear Lake. Irvine. (760) IL CORTILE RISTORANTE @ 934-9431 Contemporary American Menu prices 608 12th St. Todd Smith Wine strengths California. Newport Beach. France. Baristo Road. Palm Desert. Chimney Rock Road. restore people—everyone gets Mar. (805) 779-9200 OWNER & 966-9463 Wine director Branden Bidwell WINE DIRECTOR Wine strengths California Wine selections MORGAN’S IN THE DESERT @ JOE BAUMGARDNER WINE DIRECTOR 410 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 La Quinta Resort & Club. Santa Barbara. Thousand PATTY’S Corkage $25 Cuisine American Menu prices WILDFISH SEAFOOD GRILLE @ Oaks.100 Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa.. Greece. (949) 502 W. (714) 444-4834 RED O RESTAURANT @ Grand Award since 2014 Oregon. Newport Beach. Bordeaux Wine selections 900 a week. continued RAFTERS RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE @ Burgundy. Pismo OLIO E LIMONE bottles 30. Ball Road.. (714) 30760 Russell Ranch Road. Coast Highway. Visalia. Victoria St. (562) 598-4433 MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @ Menu prices Inexpensive Wine prices Moderate 2087 E. Santa Ana. Willis St. Italy Wine selections 1.. Amado Road. 4095 Burton Dr. (805) Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. Seal Beach. (949) 1025 E. Mission Viejo. (805) 691-1999 MITCH’S ON EL PASEO PRIME 376-2779 SEAFOOD @ WINE CASK @@ 73951 El Paseo.050 WINE DIRECTOR 201 Main St... Germany. Mammoth Lakes.400 Wine (949) 376-6990 Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. 26772 Avery RESTAURANT @@ prices Moderate Corkage $24 Cuisine Parkway. (760) PATTY SESLER 813 Anacapa St. (714) WINE DIRECTOR 73505 El Paseo. Carpinteria. 401 E. (949) 640-7440 Dana Point. France Wine strengths California. Italy ANDRE DE CARTERET WALT’S WHARF @ American/Californian/Contemporary Wine selections 1. San (805) 969-2646 Luis Obispo. Italy. Washington.. ROBIN PURICELLI RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ XOLIO E LIMONE 2041 S. (909) THE STEAKHOUSE @ MORTON’S.

Bordeaux.. Italy. Aspen... Sophia. 306 Canon 4640 Wine director Wade Vizena Sommelier JIMMY’S. France. (949) Breckenridge. Keystone... Steamboat Springs. (303) 571-0011 ZIN AMERICAN BISTRO @@ Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Steak house THE HOME RANCH @ 198 S. Thomas GAME CREEK @@ prices Expensive Cuisine Contemporary Place. see restaurants. Winter Park. Vail. France WINE DIRECTOR WINE DIRECTOR 399-5353 Wine director Adam Vance Wine Menu prices Moderate Wine selections 675 strengths California. Colo. Bordeaux. Menu prices Moderate Expensive Corkage No charge Cuisine Bordeaux Wine GROUSE Regional Menu prices Moderate selections 1. (303) 465-4444 78911 U.. (970) 496-4161 535 Zang St. Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. Oregon Wine selections 580 Wine prices Moderate Moderate 8100 E.V. Durango. 1239 Ranch Road. Denver.. @ director Carlton McCoy $99–$109 American Menu prices Moderate 345 Lincoln Ave. Windsor.. Italy. Bordeaux THE HEARTHSTONE RESTAURANT @ Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine CACHE CACHE @@ Wine selections 850 Wine prices Moderate 130 S. Italy Wine selections HARWIGS / L’APOGEE @@ Newport Beach. 3640 Colorado Highway Moderate Corkage No charge Cuisine director Rob Farrer 125. Boulder. Boulder. (714) 258-7600 Wine director William Lewis Jr. THE GREENBRIAR INN @@ LUDWIG’S @@ Chris Dunaway Wine 8735 N. Burgundy Wine selections 530 prices Moderate Corkage $25 for bottle.280 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American strengths California. 3041 E. Unit 101. (303) Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate Lakewood. (970) 476-4403 ELEMENT 47 @@@ strengths California.. Australia Wine selections 810 Wine Number of bottles 18. (970) 879-7167 California. 1738 Pearl St. Orchard Road..S. Vail... (970) LA CAVE BAROLO 726-5332 Wine director Nick Kutrumbos FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE WINE BAR GRILL @@ Wine strengths California. Bordeaux and California. Denver. Sixth Ave. Italian Menu prices WINE DIRECTOR Denver. (970) The ART Hotel. Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Farm to table Number of bottles 22.. (970) LA TOUR RESTAURANT @@ American Menu prices Prix fixe $125 754-4275 Sommelier Joshua MacLean Wine 122 E. 308 Seventh St. Aspen. The mountainside location of Flagstaff JUICY LUCY’S STEAKHOUSE @ 515 E. (303) prices Moderate Cuisine Contemporary California.. Bordeaux. France Wine selections 500 Wine Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. THE KEYSTONE RANCH RESTAURANT @ AZITRA @ DENO’S MOUNTAIN BISTRO @@ pairs with its French-American cuisine. 675 E. Crested Butte. Italy 406 Main St. Burgundy prices Expensive Wine selections 400 Wine prices Expensive surrounding country. Mill St. Boulder. TABLE . AMY FLANNERY 2500 E. 20 BLACK CAT FARM . (970) 686-1477 JILL’S RESTAURANT @ Wine selections 480 Wine prices Moderate THE CLIFF HOUSE DINING ROOM @@ FLAGSTAFF HOUSE RESTAURANT @@@ St Julien Hotel & Spa. (303) 777-0500 GRILL @@ Cuisine Classic/ ELK AVENUE PRIME @@ Beaver Creek Resort. France. Bordeaux. (719) 785-2415 Wine Paige Bodine Wine strengths Burgundy. Game Creek Bowl.. Oregon. (303) 296-0800 1513 Wynkoop St. Third Ave. (303) 320-8529 in Burgundy.. (303) Sonnenalp Hotel.com 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  99 . (303) 293-8500 & WINE BAR @@ & SALOON @ Wine director Jill Carnevale Wine strengths 3131 W. showing strength 97 Main St. (303) 393-6917 34 YEARS strengths California. Aspen. Denver. France.winespectator. Louisville... WINE DIRECTOR Moderate Cuisine American Menu prices STEAK HOUSE @@ FLAGSTAFF HOUSE Washington. Wine strengths Cuisine Farm to table Menu prices Moderate XE3 CHOPHOUSE @ County Road 83. (303) 539-2500 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Regional for magnum Cuisine Californian Menu prices Moderate Wine director Don Goodwin Wine strengths 1515 RESTAURANT @ Menu prices Moderate California. (970) 879-4197 Sommeliers Erik Elliott. Steamboat Springs. Burgundy. Denver. (720) 406-9696 Menu prices Inexpensive The Cliff House at Pikes Peak.. (303) 697-4771 WINE DIRECTOR Cuisine Northern OWNER & Four Seasons Hotel Denver.. Denver. Italy. United States Wine 919 Main Ave. The restaurant’s JUNIPER RESTAURANT @ Cuisine American regional Menu prices XDEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 2. Glenwood Springs. Burgundy. 479-5540 Sommelier Wine director Sean McEnroe Wine strengths Italy. Germany Wine WINE DIRECTOR Australia. Italy Wine selections 430 Wine Wine director Matthew Mather Wine 117 Lost Creek Lane.. Washington. Palm Springs. Mill St. Beaver Creek... AN Ave. Hopkins Ave. Wine selections 450 Wine prices Expensive California. Burgundy.920 PAUL ALEXANDER BLACK PEARL @ Grand Award since 1997 MOUNTAIN Wine prices Expensive SOMMELIER 1529 S.900-selection list.. Avon. CARLTON MCCOY Wine strengths California. (303) 623-3223 Durant Ave. Edwards. (303) 666-7777 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing For free access to complete information for all award winners. Spain. (970) 259-2898 HECK’S @@ selections 950 Wine prices Expensive Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. (970) 726-7013 Wine director Patrick Lowe Wine strengths California. (970) 926-7001 Moderate 100 St. Burgundy. Oregon Wine selections 1. BISTRO @@ strengths Bordeaux. 17th Ave. Paul St. 879-1780 (760) 322-6300 Wine director Mindy Reed CHIMNEY PARK RESTAURANT & BAR @ (303) 572-8000 Wine strengths California. (970) 300. Denver. California. BEANO’S CABIN @@ prices Moderate Cuisine Steak house strengths Italy. 191 Inverness Drive W. Menu prices Expensive XFIRE @ 54880 Routt County Road 129.100 Wine prices DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE France. Greenwood Village. (303) 442. (970) 4525 Wine director Natalie Dulaney Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Steak house Menu offers stunning views of the city and 945-4619 strengths California.. Englewood. Steamboat Springs. Italy Wine selections 690 Wine Wine strengths RAFAEL HERNANDEZ JR. (720) 768-0827 393-1040 Wine THE DENVER CHOPHOUSE 963-2055 director Ryan Fletter & BREWERY @ FOGO DE CHÃO @ Wine strengths Italy 1735 19th St. France. AMERICAN director Julius Watson Wine strengths Bordeaux. Australia. $40 1450 Larimer St... Burgundy. ELWAY’S CHERRY CREEK @@ Burgundy. California. California. Broomfield. Tabernash. 3530 2647 Park Ave. Hernandez Jr. Bordeaux Wine selections 600 1515 Market St. California Wine selections 2. Denver. Foothills Highway. Highway 40. France. (970) 728-8283 Wine director Beaver Creek Resort. (303) 794-5666 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu prices Moderate THE MELTING POT @ 732 Main St. California Wine Telluride. 109 Lincoln Ave. Burgundy. RESTAURANT AWARDS THE WINERY BRIAR ROSE ELLINA @@ GUARD AND GRACE @ RESTAURANT CHOPHOUSE 430 E. International Menu prices Moderate 226 Elk Ave. (970) Wine director Curtis Higgins Wine strengths 949-0600 Wine XMAIN LODGE RESTAURANT @ California Wine selections 590 Wine prices C Lazy U Ranch. Mountain Village. Coast Highway. Bordeaux. Italy Wine selections 600 Wine prices Moderate & WINE BAR @ AND BOUTIQUE @ 3030 E. France OWNER & THE MELTING POT @ Wine selections 400 WINE DIRECTOR 2707 W. (970) Californian Menu prices Moderate 205 S. Meadow Drive. Denver. Vail. Palm Canyon Drive. Main St. (303) 360 Union Blvd. Ridge St. (303) 444-5500 Burgundy. (970) 999-6622 Wine 453-9948 American/Italian Menu prices Moderate 879-1919 Wine director Jamie Jenny Wine director Rafael strengths California... (303) 796-0100 Wine director Chris Maness RESTAURANT Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate XASPEN KITCHEN @@ Wine strengths California.. Bordeaux Wine director Ian Gray Wine strengths BEAST + BOTTLE @ The Little Nell. (970) 1964 13th St. Granby. Gondola Station Menu prices Moderate (970) 925-6020 St. (970) 887-3344 American Menu prices Moderate Wine strengths ROB FARRER California. France Wine selections 520 Wine THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 701 Yampa St.. (970) 827-6600 Vail Mountain. Littleton. Italy Wine selections 820 Paul Alexander Wine France. Beaver Creek Stefano Canclini Wine strengths Italy Wine Menu prices Expensive selections 945 Wine prices Expensive Mountain. Clark. Denver. First Ave.. France Wine selections 719 E. Aspen. (970) 754-3463 selections 440 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Regional Menu prices Expensive Wine director Sean Razee Wine strengths 8100 MOUNTAINSIDE BAR & GRILL @ Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate California. GREG VAN WAGNER Oregon Wine selections 1. Aspen. Italy Wine selections 395 selections 2. Telluride.. 1201 Broadway. 900 Walnut St. Italy. (970) 925-2976 1801 California St. Denver. Hyman Ave. Denver.900 COLORADO California. Beaver Creek. Corkage $20 Cuisine American/French 1138 Flagstaff Road.185 Wine House Restaurant in Boulder. (303) 389-3050 Wine director FRASCA FOOD & WINE @@ LA PIAZZA DEL VILLAGGIO Moderate Robert Davis Wine strengths California. Boulder..850 YOUSSEF CHIHAB @@ THE FORT @ Wine prices Expensive RYAN FLETTER SEDGE RESTAURANT & BAR 19192 Highway 8... 375 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine French/ Cuisine American Menu prices Prix fixe (970) 920-6330 Wine BISTRO C.000 Wine prices RESTAURANT & BAR @@ Moderate Cuisine American/Contemporary ALLRED’S RESTAURANT @@ prices Moderate Cuisine Contemporary Menu prices Expensive 205 S. 1111 14th St. 50 W. France. California. (970) 728-7474 Wine Grand Award since 1983 Wine director Greg director Andrew Shaffner Wine strengths CUCINA COLORE OF CHERRY CREEK @ Van Wagner Wine France. Morrison... 440-7979 Wine director Philip Goddard III Vail Road. (970) 349-1221 141 Scott Hill Rd. Denver. (970) 800 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine 911 Lincoln Ave. Breckenridge. Tustin. (303) 623-9600 Wine selections 1. (970) 925-3835 Wine Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 453-1148 director Alexandre Harvier Wine strengths THE WINERY RESTAURANT EOLUS BAR & DINING @ & WINE BAR @@ Burgundy. Pearl St.000 Wine prices Menu prices Moderate France. (303) 442-6966 RISTORANTE @@ France. Manitou Springs. Boulder..

764 Montezuma Road. Suite F105. Avon. (860) @ Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. 663-1155 Wine director Menu prices Expensive 0088 Wine director Andrew Pollock Wine MIZUNA @ Gretchen Thomas strengths California. Main St. (203) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ (303) 674-9463 661-4600 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 707 15th St. Greenwich. Seventh Ave. (970) 920-2555 29029 Upper Bear Creek Road.. (970) 728- Norwich. (970) 726-5633 Avon. (720) THE GRISWOLD INN WINE BAR @ SULLIVAN’S 2500 Bridges Drive. Burgundy. Stamford. Ledyard.W. (970) 44 Front St. (302) County Road 83. (203) Greenwood Village. Monarch. France. 60 Avondale Lane. Main St.com . RESTAURANT continued 7300 Wine director Steve Steese Wine BARCELONA & WINE BAR @@ strengths California.. (970) Wine prices Expensive Cuisine American/ PIZZA Blvd.W.. Bordeaux... Stamford. Main St. Newington. Italy. (800) 275-4772 Wine strengths 4046 Wine director Paolo Canclini Wine VILLAGE TAVERN @ California. Denver. France Wine FRANCESCO LULAJ Keystone. VIVO SEASONAL TRATTORIA @ (303) 792-2571 SWISS CHALET @@ France. Beaver Creek. Bachelor Gulch. No.580 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Italian Broomfield. 200 Columbus Sonnenalp Hotel.. Denver. THE STEAKHOUSE @ (970) 496-4950 Wine selections 545 selections 575 Wine OWNER & 1710 Wynkoop. Greenwich. (970) 754-6575 4340 Connecticut Ave. (970) 343-1555 DAPIETRO’S RESTAURANT @@ 2513 Berlin Turnpike.. France. France Wine Wine strengths California. (202) 537-1040 8325 Park Meadows Center Drive.. (303) 825-7256 California. (203) 438-8282 522-2530 Wine director Justin Gavry Wine 1465 Larimer St.. South America Wine selections 485 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $20 Cuisine Spanish tapas Menu prices Inexpensive @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 100   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. Hartford. Essex. (860) 536-2662 Moderate @ VENICE RISTORANTE & WINE BAR @ REMINGTON’S AT THE BRIDGES 5946 S. 225 E.. 330 Main Italy Wine selections 1... (970) 728-9100 921-3454 Sommelier Marley Hodgson MAX DOWNTOWN @@ Wine strengths California. (860) 927- TAG RESTAURANT @ 3509 Wine director Elissa Potts Wine CAFFÉ GELATO @ XPROSPECT @@ 1441 Larimer St. (970) 845. (202) 332-6767 strengths California. Burgundy. (860) 316-2552 WILLIAM GRAVES 72287 U. Oregon. Aspen. (720) 887-6900 Cuisine American/Farm to table Menu prices KEVIN BRADLEY Menu prices Moderate WILLOW CREEK AT Moderate WINE DIRECTOR RUSTIQUE BISTRO @ EVERGREEN LAKE @ L’ESCALE RESTAURANT @ 216 S.. Main St. Montrose. (970) 382-9790 Expensive Cuisine American Menu prices Expensive 1622 14th St. New Haven. Rhône Wine house Menu prices Moderate 147 E. International Wine selections 650 Wine prices Expensive Wine director Pietro Scotti Wine strengths XTARRY LODGE @ Italy. MEZZALUNA @ Italy Wine selections 700 Wine prices 515 West Ave. (860) 666-2202 The Westin Hotel Downtown Denver.. France Wine selections 455 XPALMYRA RESTAURANT @ Cuisine Contemporary Menu prices Moderate Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Italian/French 278 Park St.. Avon.145 Wine prices St. (303) 770. Bordeaux. (970) 728-2525 SPLENDIDO AT THE CHATEAU @@ Menu prices Moderate XTARRY LODGE @ 17 Chateau Lane. atop Gondola One.950 Wine prices Moderate 101 Broad St.. Kent. France. Tabernash. Fort Collins. Killingworth. California. RELISH @ 580 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Italian Italian/Steak house Menu prices Expensive France Wine selections 400 Wine prices 137 S. (970) SOCIAL @ selections 1. California Wine selections XTHE PALATE FOOD + WINE BAR @ 484-9200 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 600 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate 5375 Landmark Place. 90 E. Oregon Wine selections 600 Marriott Hartford Downtown. THE WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S @ (303) 623-2811 France. Burgundy. 136 Country Club Drive.. Denver.. France. France Wine selections Menu prices Moderate 455 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Steak ORE HOUSE @ strengths Burgundy. Italy. Italy Wine strengths California. (970) 920-1000 Wine director THE 10TH @@ Moderate Corkage $30 Cuisine DOMAINE HUDSON @@ Vail Mountain. Colorado Ave. Greenwich. 231 W. California Wine selections 425 Wine Hotel du Pont. N. (303) 825-3663 Cuisine American/Contemporary/Regional Wine director Bernard Bouissou Wine strengths California. 20 Vail Road. (860) 312-8753 Wine director 633-9600 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive. (203) 325-9979 selections 1. Italy BERNARD’S @@ City Place. Champagne. (860) 600 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE @ American/French Menu prices Moderate Blvd. RESTAURANT AWARDS COLORADO SHANAHAN’S STEAKHOUSE @@ CONNECTICUT XLA FORESTA 5085 S... Route 7... Italy Wine Wine selections 800 Wine prices Expensive FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE selections 485 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine selections 500 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Cuisine American Menu prices Expensive Contemporary Menu prices Moderate & WINE BAR @ American/Regional Menu prices Moderate THE RANCH HOUSE RESTAURANT @@ 44 S. (303) 825-0713 ZACH’S CABIN @@ ACACIA BISTRO & WINE BAR @ Bachelor Gulch at Beaver Creek. 500 Steamboat Road. (970) Menu prices Moderate GO FISH RESTAURANT @ Moderate Cuisine French Menu prices 453-0989 27 Coogan Blvd. College Drive. Denver. Westport. (302) Christel Stiver Wine strengths California.. Holly St. Thames St... Lone Tree.. (203) 890-9601 ZINC RESTAURANT @ Cuisine Swiss Menu prices Moderate ESCA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @ 964 Chapel St. (303) 296-1970 The Spa at Norwich Inn. (203) 672-0765 The Peaks Resort. see restaurants. Bordeaux. (303) 825-3353 Wine prices Moderate GRETCHEN THOMAS prices Moderate SOMMELIER SMITH FORK RANCH @@ Corkage $20 Cuisine WINE DIRECTOR Cuisine Northern NEW SHERIDAN CHOP HOUSE @ 45362 Needle Rock Road. RUSTICO RISTORANTE @@ VESTA DIPPING GRILL @ SKENSINGTON’S @@ Wilmington. Suite 100. Cooper Ave. MORTON’S. (203) 454-1213 Lawrence St. 479-7970 114 E. Middletown. (202) 588-5500 Wine director Gretchen Thomas Wine strengths Spain. Spain Wine XDEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 2748 Post Road. N. (303) 296-3525 strengths California. (203) 661- THE PALACE RESTAURANT @ 505 Main Ave. Telluride.. (970) Moderate MORELLO ITALIAN BISTRO @@ 449-5606 253 Greenwich Ave.. 30 Charles St. Bordeaux. Menu prices Moderate Wine director Francisco Pacheco Wine prices Moderate Corkage $35 Cuisine Wilmington.. (970) 754-1010 Wine director Jody Petit Moderate 655-9463 Wine director Richard Hover Burgundy. Rhône. Washington St. (860) 624 E. 350 Trolley Line 2 Hopewell Road. Burgundy Wine selections 530 VENICE RISTORANTE & WINE BAR @@ Wine director Scott Norris Wine strengths GREEN ROOM @@ Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Regional 1700 Wynkoop St. Wilmington.. Denver. WINE BAR @@ 163 Route 81. N. Denver. Lone Tree. Breckenridge. 0130 967-0000 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ THE PALM @ Daybreak Ridge. (303) 534-2222 Italy. (203) 571-1038 PANZANO @ 8808 Wine director Patrick Mildrum Wine SDAVID BURKE PRIME @ 909 17th St. Vail. (860) 767-1776 STEAKHOUSE @ 5525 Concord Pike. Burgundy. (970) 247-2018 SONNY LUBICK STEAKHOUSE @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 3443 Wine director Olivier Flosse Wine 115 S. Ridgefield. (860) 760-2333 Steak house Menu prices Expensive REPUBLICA @ 479-5462 Sommelier Paul Alexander Wine 890 14th St. Aspen. (970) 925-5882 Expensive Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Norwalk. (303) 771-5222 The Ritz-Carlton. Westport. 607 W. Aspen. Wine director Kenneth Teague Wine AGORA RESTAURANT @ (303) 799-0252 1527 17th St. SEASONS OF DURANGO @ Italy Wine selections 490 Wine prices XBARCELONA WINE BAR @@ 764 Main Ave.. Telluride. Keystone. College Ave. (302) 1822 Blake St. (203) 899. Rehoboth Beach. (203) 622-4223 California. Italy. strengths California.. (302) 594-3154 Wine director strengths Italy. 1672 Wine director Jason Hunter Wine strengths 36 Riverside Ave. Denver.430 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $40 Cuisine French Menu prices 247-5707 1 Old Town Square. 185 Asylum St. Natalie Dulaney Wine strengths California. Flatiron Crossing Drive. (970) 726-4430 FIFE ’N DRUM RESTAURANT & INN @@ DELAWARE SOMMELIER 53 N.winespectator. SPAGO BY WOLFGANG PUCK @@ 230 Tresser Blvd. France Wine selections STEAKHOUSE @@ 2HOPEWELL Foxwoods Resort Casino. Bordeaux. Colorado Ave. (303) 832-4778 SKI TIP LODGE @ Wine strengths Spain Italy.. Syracuse St. California Wine selections Alan Robinson Wine strengths California. Hartford. South Glastonbury. Newark.. prices Inexpensive Telluride. 23 Baltimore Ave.. Contemporary continental Menu prices 1314 N. Bordeaux. (303) 996-9985 strengths California. France. Highway 40.. Durango. Crawford. Wine selections 510 Wine prices Moderate 1. 3530 TOSCANINI @ 676-9463 EDEN Beaver Creek Resort.. 0130 SEASONS 52 @ Daybreak Ridge. Italy. Denver. Durango.W. Fort Collins. Denver. Evergreen. (970) 754-5590 GABRIELE’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE @@ 227-3330 Wine director Rob Hamilton Wine strengths 35 Church St. (302) 738-5811 Hotel Jerome.S. (860) OCEAN PRIME @ Wine selections 415 Wine prices Moderate 20 West Lane. (203) 624-0507 TABERNASH TAVERN @ 437 Main St. Vail... West Hartford. 11th and Market Streets. 7.. Tuscany Wine selections 1 W. An Auberge Resort. Durango. Darien. Denver.. Greenwood Village.. (860) 244-0075 strengths Italy. Tabernash. Denver. (970) 252-1119 482-9191 36 Main St. Connecticut strengths Piedmont. Mystic. New Haven. Hartford.. (970) Spanish tapas Menu Italian Menu prices Moderate New Sheridan Hotel..

C.. 655 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Steak 3050 K St... Suite 101. 2800 Washington.. Australia Wine prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR Manalapan. Fort Lauderdale. N. Bordeaux.W. N.W...W. 1201 24th St. N.E. N.. Expensive Corkage $75 Cuisine American/ California. 15th St. Fort Lauderdale. (202) 547-8100 (954) 564-1234 Wine director Koen Wine director Nadine Brown Wine strengths JORDI PARONELLA RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Kersemans Wine strengths Italy.. CityPlace. 10th Ave. 777 Isle 525 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine 1166 Wine director Ramon Narvaez Wine of Capri Circle. Italy. Champagne. (202) 408-1717 THE HAMILTON @ SOCIETY @ 11365 Legacy Ave. Boca Raton. JENNIFER KNOWLES (954) 565-1148 Bordeaux..W. (561) 996- California. Wine selections 495 Wine prices Moderate Steak house Menu prices Expensive (202) 628-7949 AARON BEAVER Corkage $35 Cuisine Italian Menu prices CASA LUCA @ WINE DIRECTOR Moderate 1099 New York Ave. Rhône Larkin Wine strengths California. Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine Italian MINIBAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS @ BOULUD @@ Palm Beach.. Wine director Casper Rice Wine strengths XMASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @ Piedmont. Boca Raton. Rhône.. (202) 450.W. Champagne with seasonal American fare.W. France. (561) (202) 689-8999 (202) 864-6445 Wine 655-4020 Wine director Rainer Schonherr Sommelier James director Swati Bose. (561) 809 15th St. (561) 701 Ninth St. (561) 366-0071 Wine director Erik 2200 Glades Road. N. Bordeaux. N. Federal Highway...W. Palm Beach..com 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  101 . PLUME @@ Wine strengths California.375 Wine prices CAFÉ The Breakers Palm Beach. (561) 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. Oregon Wine selections 600 SOMMELIER France Wine selections 1.. N. Brazilian Court Hotel. Eau Palm Beach Resort. N. (954) American/Steak house Menu prices strengths Burgundy.W. N. (202) 628-2888 BRAGOZZO OSTERIA WINE BAR @ 763-2777 777 Isle of Capri Circle. California Wine selections 1. RESTAURANT AWARDS BLT STEAK @@ SFLIGHT @@ THE PALM @ CAFÉ L’EUROPE @@ 1625 I St.. (561) 533-6000 selections 1.W. (202) 524-5202 171 E. (561) Kristy MacDonald. France. (202) 589-0060 Run by the husband-and-wife team of THE PRIME RIB @ 368-1077 2020 K St. N. International Wine selections 600 1234 Wine director Koen Kersemans Wine Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine JALEO @ strengths Tuscany. Spain Wine 956-6650 (954) 712-0580 (202) 783-0941 selections 445 Wine prices Moderate ZAYTINYA @ CHOPS / LOBSTER BAR @ Corkage $25 Cuisine Seafood/Steak house 101 Plaza Real S.. Boca Raton. Fort Lauderdale..W. Bordeaux Wine selections 995 Wine prices 622-0032 4686 Wine director David O’Day Wine MARCEL’S @@ Moderate Cuisine Italian/Seafood Menu FARRADDAYS STEAKHOUSE @ strengths California. (202) 347-4668 BRASSERIE BECK @ RURAL THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 1101 K St. United (202) 448-3227 Contemporary/International Menu prices Wine selections 390 Wine director States. Bordeaux. (561) Park Hyatt Washington. Italy. (202) 955-5997 Palm Beach. PRIME STEAK 1226 36th St. Palm Beach Gardens. WINE DIRECTOR BLUE DUCK TAVERN @ American Menu prices Inexpensive Virginia. Delray Beach. (561) STEAK HOUSE @@ Segelbaum Wine 447-0024 CITY FISH MARKET @ 950 I St. Burgundy. California 480 Seventh St.W.W. Burgundy. (202) 737-6200 IRON GATE RESTAURANT @ (202) 587-2629 CASA D’ANGELO Wine director Lee Cohen Wine strengths 1734 N St. BISTRO MEZZALUNA @ 633-6644 Moderate California Wine selections 580 Wine prices 1821 S. County Road. California. @@ 601 Pennsylvania Ave. County Road. (202) 466-8811 BOURBON STEAK @@ Kabir Amir and Swati Bose. prices Expensive Contemporary Champagne..W. (561) 655-6611 Wine director Menu prices Expensive 855 E St.’s Chinatown pairs its PROOF @@ 2430 E. (202) 797-0033 1201 N.W. (202) 342-6258 Johnnes Wine XGG’S WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL @ Wine prices Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine 606 N.W. Pompano Beach. 1225 19th St. N. 7940 Glades Road. Stevens Wine Kabir Amir Wine The Jefferson. N. (202) 638-0800 Menu prices Moderate 395-2675 KELLARI TAVERNA @ @ ANDY MYERS 1700 K St. (202) 2400 E. (954) Corkage $25 Cuisine Corkage $40 Cuisine Steak house Menu French Menu prices Moderate ARTURO’S RESTAURANT @@ 227-2665 6750 N. Boca Raton. Burgundy SOMMELIER Wine selections 750 OLD EBBITT GRILL @ Wine prices Expensive Cuisine French/ 675 15th St. N..W.W.. Sample Road. Palm Beach Gardens.W. Palm Beach Gardens..375 Wine prices Moderate 274-9404 (202) 419-6755 Cuisine Contemporary regional Menu prices BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ FLIGHT Prix fixe $98 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 6000 W. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 301 Australian Ave. N. Johnny Kozlowski Wine California Wine ANGLE @ 487-1600 strengths California. (202) 944-2026 775 G St.W.W.. Oakland Park Blvd. 600 14th St. Bordeaux. 2 S. Hollywood. 100 S. Italy. N.. N. Pompano Beach. N. (202) 347-0007 Wine strengths California. (202) 965-1789 Moderate & STONE CRAB @@ XCHINA 750 15th St. France. (202) 489-0140 Wine URBANA DINING & DRINKS @ CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE @ CHILCANO @ director Kevin Bratt Wine strengths Hotel Palomar. Bordeaux. N.. (954) Expensive Cuisine French Menu prices Prix 522-6620 15TH STREET FISHERIES @ FIOLA @@ fixe $95–$155 1900 S. 700 S. N.W. 418 Seventh St. (305) International/Mediterranean/Seafood Menu OCCIDENTAL GRILL & SEAFOOD @ strengths Bordeaux. N.. (202) 783-1475 California. Boca Raton.. N. Piedmont. Palmetto Road. Italy Wine selections FIOLA MARE @@ MORTON’S. Burgundy. (561) 630-4994 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 1177 15th Street N. N. Pennsylvania Ave.. N. Las Olas Blvd. 600 13th St. N.W.W. JEREMY BROTO-MUR 929-7030 prices Moderate 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. Italy California. Boca Raton. Fort Lauderdale. Sunrise Blvd. N.W... (561) 655-6060 Wine house Menu prices Expensive Wine director Casper Rice Wine strengths MORTON’S. N.W. N. COCINA MEXICANA @ CAFÉ CHARDONNAY @ 401 Seventh St.100 3251 Prospect St.W. (202) 289-0201 Sommeliers strengths France.E. (561) prices Expensive LEGAL SEA FOODS @ 997-7373 Wine director Vincent Gismondi THE COOPER @ DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @@ 704-708 Seventh St. (954) 446-2000 Wine director Stephanie California. 1200 16th St.W. Federal Highway. Fort Lauderdale.. (202) 393-0812 Virginia Philip Wine strengths California.. N. Italy. Ocean Blvd. Tuscany.. (202) 628-1099 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ CASA D’ANGELO @@ CHARLIE PALMER STEAK @@ 1801 Connecticut Ave... RISING STAR Wine selections 1. (202) 347-4801 Seafood Menu prices Expensive OYAMEL. N.W.. N..winespectator. Glades Road. Burgundy Wine selections 985 Wine prices strengths France. Washington. selections 340 Wine ERIK SEGELBAUM THE COOK AND THE CORK @ Oregon. 777 Sixth St. Rosemary Ave.125 Wine prices Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Steak house 1789 RESTAURANT @ Moderate Cuisine Italian Menu prices Menu prices Expensive JOE’S SEAFOOD. N.. Champagne... strengths France. (202) 628-1005 4533 PGA Blvd..W. (561) 627-2662 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing For free access to complete information for all award winners. 101 Constitution Ave.W. Germany CAFFÉ LUNA ROSA @ 34 S..W. Bordeaux Wine selections 475 Wine prices Moderate Wine selections 700 Wine prices Expensive Wine selections 1. (954) 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N. (202) 787-1000 Loews Madison Hotel. Ocean Drive. France Wine selections 2401 Pennsylvania Ave... Ocean Blvd. 2121 P St.. THE STEAKHOUSE @ director Daniel Italy. Burgundy. Coral Springs. N. (202) 333-9180 1601 14th St. Tuscany. California. (202) 628-0065 1050 Connecticut Ave. N. (202) 534-5274 FLORIDA XCIBO WINE BAR 4100 N. Fort Lauderdale. see restaurants.095 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $20 Cuisine Steak house Menu Corkage $35 Cuisine American/Steak house Corkage $40 Cuisine Contemporary Menu Menu prices Expensive FOGO DE CHÃO @ prices Moderate prices Expensive 1101 Pennsylvania Ave..W.W. 2768 E. D. (202) 737-7663 Wine director Wine director Julian Mayor Wine strengths wide-ranging list of 475 selections Joseph Quinn Wine strengths California. France. WINE DIRECTOR (754) 900-2426 SLE FORT LAUDERDALE– CLYDE’S OF GEORGETOWN @ DIPLOMATE @@ PALM BEACH & VICINITY CITY CELLAR WINE BAR & GRILL @ 3236 M St.W.. Fort Lauderdale. 4610 PGA Blvd. N. N.. prices Moderate Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Italy. 724 Ninth St. (202) 347-1500 (954) 633-6633 FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE @@ California Wine selections 1.W. (202) 296.W.W. N. Piedmont..W..500 Wine prices Expensive 9890 W. N. Flight in THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ Four Seasons Hotel Washington. West Palm DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE (202) 332-3333 ABE & LOUIE’S @ Beach.W. Rhône. (202) 393-4488 California... Federal Highway. N. International Expensive Jennifer Knowles Wine prices Expensive JAMES STEVENS Wine selections 475 SWATI BOSE Corkage $25 Cuisine SOMMELIER Wine prices Moderate OWNER & Wine strengths CAFÉ SEVILLE @ Steak house Menu Corkage $25 Cuisine WINE DIRECTOR Burgundy. (202) 293-9091 331 S..W. Bordeaux..

Palmetto Park Road. California JOHNNY V @ TRULUCK’S @ Wine selections 715 SEASONS 52 @ 625 E.. California. Miami Beach.. (561) 659-8480 Wine director Gardens. Bordeaux. Boynton Beach. Burgundy Wine selections 380 Wine prices Expensive Cassandra Felix. Bordeaux. Bay Harbor Drive.. 255 Biscayne PIED À TERRE @ 2428 E...W. 2201 Collins Ave.. (305) 341-6565 director Marcello Wine director Griselda Rehe Wine strengths Fiorentino Sommelier AZUL @@ France. 4400 N. (561) 998-9952 Miami Beach. West Palm Beach. (561) 338-3003 853-0280 Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami Beach. Champagne. NYY STEAK @ selections 580 Wine prices Moderate Miami.. Miami... (786) 655-5610 Wine director Number of bottles 6. SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ West Palm Beach..950 Number of bottles 32. Executive Center Drive. Fort Lauderdale. 2436 S. OWNER & SMITH & WOLLENSKY @@ Bordeaux Wine WINE DIRECTOR Burgundy. (305) 400-9990 TRULUCK’S @ 777 Brickell Ave. (561) Burgundy. David Sauer Wine strengths Burgundy. Boynton Beach.. Coral Gables. see restaurants. Champagne. (305) International Menu prices Moderate Grand Award since 1981 (561) 340-1795 prices Moderate 534-3688 Wine director Allison Glantz Wine strengths California Wine selections 615 36 YEARS TRATTORIA ROMANA @@ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Wine prices Expensive Cuisine American/ 499 E. California and Italy. (305) 374-4500 835-9664 Wine director Fred Sutherland Wine MATT DINKEL TORO TORO @ strengths California. (561) 45 Miracle Mile. Miami. Second St. 3201 Collins Ave. PRIME CATCH @ CASA JUANCHO @@ (305) 329-3500 700 E. (305) MORTON’S. California Wine (305) 569-7995 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 2320 Salzedo St. (305) 13424 Summerport Village Parkway..250 Miami Beach. Jason Saake. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 225 N. 392-6746 Moderate (305) 945-3131 FLORIDA RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ XCHAMPIONS BAR & GRILL @ ORTANIQUE @@ ORLANDO & VICINITY 2525 N. Congress Ave. (305) 9650 E. Fort Lauderdale. (786) 276-1388 Wine director Syed Ali Wine strengths Burgundy. (305) 672-0011 epitomizes Palm Beach glamour. TRULUCK’S @ Gino Santangelo Wine strengths Italy. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 40th St. Miami Beach.. Bay Harbor (561) 514-3544 987-6060 Islands. California.. 1701 Collins Ave. Miami (561) 585-3128 Wine MIAMI & VICINITY 1111 Lincoln Road. Argentina. (561) 625-5852 3333 Wine director Marc Passer Wine THE DUTCH @@ Virginia Philip Sommeliers Juan Gomez. Italy Wine XBELLA TUSCANY RISTORANTE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ CIBO WINE BAR @ selections 460 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine ITALIANO @ 661 U. 3201 Collins Ave. Expensive Cuisine Regional Menu prices Moderate Miami Beach. 200 S. North Miami Beach. (786) 655-5610 DB BISTRO MODERNE MIAMI @@ PALM BEACH & VICINITY SEASONS 52 @ JW Marriott Marquis Miami..W.. Oakland Park Blvd... (561) Beach. Boca Raton. Ave. (305) 592-2000 446-7710 Wine director Ernesto Plagata Wine strengths California. (561) 444 Brickell Ave. Expensive Cuisine Italian Menu prices Wine selections 560 Wine prices Moderate Champagne.E.winespectator. (305) 761-7920 (954) 396-5656 Cuisine American WINE DIRECTOR 442-8552 LA NOUVELLE MAISON @ VILLAGE TAVERN @ Menu prices Expensive XSETAI GRILL @@ 455 E. (954) 467-9720 Expensive XTARPON BEND RAW BAR & GRILL @ 65 Miracle Mile. Palm Beach.W.500 Wine prices Robert Nassau Wine strengths California Moderate Zarko Stankovik Wine strengths Bordeaux.. North Palm Beach. 3800 Ocean Drive. Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu MORTON’S. (305) 340- Palm Beach. Miami. selections 1. (305) 538. Miami. Miami Beach. Boca Raton. THE TRAPICHE ROOM @ (305) 442-1662 JW Marriott Miami. (305) Corkage $30 Cuisine Contemporary steak MORTON’S. Bordeaux. continued 537-1052 director Daniel Johnnes Wine strengths (305) 531-4533 France. Riviera Beach. Piedmont. Miami Beach. 1109 Brickell Ave. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road. (305) 577-1000 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 278 Miracle Mile. 4441 Collins Fontainebleau Miami Beach. California Wine selections 410 Wine SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ Mandarin Oriental Miami. Miami Beach. JUVIA MIAMI BEACH @@ Alexander Hotel. Dixie Highway. Sunrise Blvd. 5550 N. Miami Beach. 2001 Collins Ave. (954) 935-6699 prices Expensive 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Miami Fontainebleau Miami Beach. 1 S. Beach.com . (954) Blvd. (561) 391-0755 Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate France. (305) 642-2452 MORTON’S. Italy. Eighth St. Fort Lauderdale. strengths in Burgundy. Mizner Blvd. Coral Gables.. Fort Lauderdale. 5225 Collins Ave. 3330 E. Italy Wine selections XLOS FUEGOS @@ 1 Washington Ave. 7601 Miami Aaron Smith Wine Drive. (305) 820-8102 strengths Tuscany.. Rhône. Miami strengths California. Boca 999 Brickel Ave. Julia Hurtado... (305) 415-9990 Faena Hotel Miami Beach.. Miami. Palm Beach French Menu prices Moderate 1501 Collins Ave..000 3800 OCEAN @ France. Bordeaux Wine Champagne. Palm Beach. (305) Original Grand Award winner HMF selections 415 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $30 Cuisine Italian Menu prices FOGO DE CHÃO @ 461-8360 836 First St. Coral Gables. Las Olas Blvd. Pembroke Pines. California. Trump National Doral. Burgundy. MORTON’S. France. (954) 2584A E. Oregon. California. Moderate SCARPETTA @@ offering a contemporary menu THE FORGE @@ TREVINI RISTORANTE @ 432 41st St. Miami Lakes.950-selection list with 290 Sunset Ave... 18th St. Italy Wine selections 765 Wine Miami. FORT LAUDERDALE– Raton. director Hakan Balkuvvar Wine strengths 450 E. RESTAURANT AWARDS FLORIDA SEASONS 52 @ XCOYA @ XPAO BY PAUL QUI @ 2300 N. Miami. (305) 674-4780 Wine Ave. California. Way. (407) 656-2355 Menu prices Moderate RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ CIBO WINE BAR @ THE PALM @ 651 Okeechobee Blvd.W. (305) (954) 565-2338 Miami. Miami. THE STEAKHOUSE @ (561) 737-8822 Wine strengths Spain. Federal Highway. (305) 763-8272 Beach. France. Miami... Coral Gables. Pointe Drive. Italy. Bordeaux. 585 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $50 Faena Hotel Miami Beach. (305) 579-0035 selections 450 Wine prices Moderate RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Corkage $25 Cuisine Spanish Menu prices MORTON’S. 87th Ave. Burgundy. THASOS GREEK TAVERNA @ W South Beach. 500 Brickell Key prices Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine Don Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club. Wine prices Moderate GINO SANTANGELO 321 Miracle Mile. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale. XMIGNONETTE @ Champagne. West Palm Beach. Las Olas Blvd. Italy Wine selections 450 Wine HMF AT THE BREAKERS @@@ SEASONS 52 @ prices Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine XQUALITY MEATS MIAMI BEACH @@ The Breakers Palm Beach. THE STEAKHOUSE @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 444-3210 777 S. California International Wine selections 650 Wine (954) 874-1001 Wine selections 420 Wine prices Expensive prices Expensive Cuisine Asian Menu prices MARCELLO’S Corkage $30 Cuisine Asian Menu prices Expensive LA SIRENA @@@ FLORIDA Expensive 6316 S. 4441 Collins Miami Beach. Bordeaux. Miami. 100 Chopin Plaza. Miami. (305) 674-4660 Wine alongside its 1.. Coral Gables. HMF AT THE BREAKERS Wine strengths Italy. Italy Wine Menu prices Expensive selections 1. MARCELLO FIORENTINO Dwayne Savoie Wine strengths California. in South Pointe Park. Woolbright Road. Highway 1. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Wine director Craig Teriaca Wine strengths 5050 Town Center Circle.... Italy Wine selections 800 Wine prices Expensive 392-7724 210 N. Broward Blvd. Burgundy. Bordeaux. Fort Lauderdale... selections 700 Wine prices Expensive 351 Plaza Real. (561) HAKKASAN MIAMI @@ The Setai Miami Beach. Corkage $35 Cuisine American Menu 119 Washington Ave. (305) 913-8254 Wine director French/Japanese Menu prices Moderate Lakes Drive. (305) 520-6000 Wine LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE @ VILLAGE TAVERN @ Ave. director Syed Ali Wine strengths Piedmont. 19999 W. THE STEAKHOUSE @@ Resort.. Bordeaux. Washington Wine Wine prices Expensive Cuisine American/ Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach selections 405 Wine prices Moderate RED. Caribbean/Contemporary/International 863-0660 442-4925 Windermere. Champagne. Boca Raton. Coral Gables. 833-3883 8533 Wine director Tuscany.W. Flagler Drive. Fort Lauderdale. Bordeaux. County Road. (305) 868-7256 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 102   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. Coral Gables. Boca Raton. 1701 James Ave. 4441 Collins Ave. Italy Wine SOMMELIER InterContinental Miami. (954) 14555 S.. (305) 421-8800 Wine Cadet Hotel. California Moderate THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS @ Wine selections 500 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Menu prices Grand Award since 2015 SLS Hotel South Beach. 4441 Collins 354-9800 Turnberry Isle Miami Resort & Club. Palmetto Park Road.S. California. THE STEAKHOUSE @ prices Expensive Corkage $35 Cuisine American/Steak house Menu prices 374-4635 house Menu prices Expensive 500 E. (305) 674-4636 Country Club Drive. (305) 938-3112 Wine director Josh Corkage $35 Cuisine American steak house (954) 200-6006 Nadel Wine strengths California. Miami Beach..E. Coconut Creek. & WINE BAR @ Steak house Menu prices Expensive (561) 393-6715 Wine director Franco Meloni 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (561) BOURBON STEAK @@ Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami Beach. Boca Raton. 1880 N. (561) 17399 Biscayne Blvd. California Wine 1200 Brickell Ave. 772-2675 Bordeaux.. (305) 673-2800 Wine director Cuisine American/Asian Menu prices Miami Beach. (786) 279-6600 director Syed Ali Wine strengths Burgundy. (305) 455-2999 XMEAT MARKET @ MICHAEL MINA 74 @ STRIPSTEAK @@ 191 Bradley Place.

. Orlando. Lake Buena Vista. Orlando. 340 Beach Drive. Petersburg. Altamonte Springs. (407) 351- 5074 Wine director Jill Davis Wine strengths SEASONS 52 @ California. No. Orlando.. THE STEAKHOUSE @ selections with strengths in STEAKHOUSE & BAR @ The Market Place at Dr. 500 Mandalay Ave. Howard Ave.. California. Orlando. (727) 896-1080 Lake Buena Vista. Rachel Healy Wine Bonnet Creek Resort IL MULINO NEW YORK TRATTORIA @ Washington Wine selections 560 Wine strengths California. Italy of founders Bern and Gert Laxer. Lake Buena Vista. Orlando Ave. Orlando. France Wine Expensive selections 530 Wine prices Moderate TEXAS DE BRAZIL @ Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate 5259 International Drive. 5800 Universal Blvd. SOMMELIER 581-1030 Cuisine American Menu prices Inexpensive Today. Orlando. ANDREY KOLCHURIN 7525 W. Orlando. Lake Buena Vista. (813) 830- JOSH LOVING AARONSON The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes. 14200 strengths California. France Wine strengths California Wine selections 500 Wine director Yusuf Yildiz Wine strengths selections 920 Corkage $20 Cuisine Italian THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ California. Orlando.000 Wine 597-5413 Resorts Blvd. Altamonte Drive.. Grand Floridian Way. Tampa. (407) 503-2430 Cuisine Italian/Seafood/Steak house Menu BERN’S STEAK HOUSE at Walt Disney World. 6300 Hollywood TODD ENGLISH’S BLUEZOO @ Way. WINE DIRECTOR 9433 Wine director Erick Tousek Wine Florida Parkway.. Orlando. Laxer’s wine list offers 6. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. (407) 363-0228 Wine director Todd Bowling RUSTEAK RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @ Wine strengths California. 1200 Epcot prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak 6. Sand Lake Rd. (407) 503-7256 8255 International Drive. Sand Lake Road. PETERSBURG & BIRCH AND VINE RESTAURANT @ Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Lake Buena Vista. (407) (407) 939-3862 Wine director Viviana 352-5706 Altesor Wine strengths California. (407) 12551 State Road 535. World Drive.. Italy EMERIL’S ORLANDO @@ Wine selections 525 Wine prices Expensive 6000 Universal Blvd. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 4401 Floridian Way. 8030 Via Dellagio Way.200 7700 W. Italy. (407) 699-9463 FLYING FISH CAFÉ @ Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas. Sand Lake Road. (407) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 345-8770 7501 W.. CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE @@ Orlando. Clearwater Beach. Westshore Blvd. Orlando. (407) 1208 S. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt NARCOOSSEE’S @ TAMPA–ST. Orlando. (407) Walt Disney World Swan Resort.. Orlando. Winter Park. (407) 540-1100 CHRISTINI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO @ 7600 Dr. Oregon. Orlando. Italy Wine selections 550 Wine prices FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Expensive Corkage $50 Cuisine American & WINE BAR @ Menu prices Prix fixe $150–$250 933 N. 2101 N. S. France. Lake Buena Vista. Lake Buena Vista. 610 N.. (407) FISHBONES @ 934-1111 6707 Sand Lake Road. (813) 251-2421 Waldorf Astoria 370-0711 351-1227 Wine director Eric Ruiz Wine Wine director David Laxer Sommeliers Eric Orlando. Orlando. Orlando Ave.800 Number of bottles 500. 14100 Bonnet THE WINE ROOM ON PARK AVENUE @@ Bern’s Steak House in Tampa. Orlando. 10100 Birchwood Inn. Orlando. Oregon Wine selections Menu prices Moderate Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 4200 Conroy Road. 355-3011 (407) 934-1362 Wine director Marc Tilton Wine strengths California. Orlando. Renaud. France. (407) 393-4333 Tuscany. (407) 939-3463 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  103 . Dream Tree Blvd. prices Moderate LA LUCE @ An original Grand Award winner. Piedmont. (407) (407) WDW-DINE 622-2444 XDEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE SEASONS 52 @ 463 E.800 XCAPA MORTON’S. France. (407) 355-0355 EMERIL’S TCHOUP CHOP @ The Royal Pacific Resort. Ocoee. Italy. Clearwater. Brad Dixon. (407) 7533 W.. 4012 Central Alfano-Smith Wine strengths California. France 1568 Maguire Road... (407) 597-3600 270 Park Ave. Sand Lake Road. Orlando. STEAK HOUSE @@ (407) 767-1252 9150 International Drive. St. Orlando.. Bordeaux Wine selections 1. son (407) 579-6706 9463 Wine director Jim Hepple Wine MOONFISH RESTAURANT @ strengths France. RESTAURANT AWARDS BULL FOGO DE CHÃO @ VINES GRILLE & WINE BAR @@ BERN’S STEAK HOUSE @@@ & BEAR @ 828 International Drive. Creek Resort Lane. 702. Orlando. Epcot Resorts Blvd.. France Wine selections Lane. France GRILL @ Hard Rock Hotel. (407) 614-3765 Wine selections 515 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine Steak house/Seafood RUSTEAK RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @ Menu prices Moderate 2625 Edgewater Drive. 7600 Dr. (407) house Menu prices Moderate prices Moderate Cuisine Steak house Menu 934-1111 prices Expensive RAFAEL FREDERICK JOHNNIE’S HIDEAWAY @ VITO’S CHOP HOUSE @@ Grand Award since 1981 WINE DIRECTOR 8633 International Drive. 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. 1500 7488 W. (407) 351-2210 430 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $28 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ Cuisine Contemporary American Menu prices CARETTA ON THE GULF @ 9101 International Drive. Lake Buena Vista. STHE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ (727) 584-2125 Wine director Nicolette 2223 N.. (407) Wine prices Moderate Corkage $30 Cuisine 354-5212 American Menu prices Expensive SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @@ EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD @ Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Phillips. Phillips Blvd. Kissimmee. is overseen by David Laxer. (407) Expensive Sandpearl Resort. (407) 224-2424 Wine director John Allport Cuisine American/Steak house Menu prices Wine strengths California. (407) 696. (407) 396-6055 THE PALM @ Hard Rock Hotel. (407) 226-3900 CÍTRICOS RESTAURANT @ Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Winter Park. Sand Lake Road. (407) 827-1111 354-2467 Wine director Todd Bowling 36 YEARS CALIFORNIA THE KITCHEN @ Wine strengths California. France.. Australia. 5800 Universal Blvd. Orlando. Winter Park. (407) Wine selections 760 Wine prices Expensive who opened the restaurant in 1956. 4401 VICINITY Disney World. Bordeaux. Phillips Blvd. 4600 N. (407) 939-3463 ALFANO’S RESTAURANT @@ (407) 313-7777 SNORMAN’S @@ 1702 Clearwater Largo Road. Lake Buena Vista. Orlando. (407) 503-2467 Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.. Sand Lake Road. (727) 674-4171 370-4392 OCEAN PRIME @ 7339 W. Orlando. (407) 352-0135 VICTORIA & ALBERT’S @@ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. (407) CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE @ 781-4880 2901 Parkway Blvd. Wine selections 475 Wine prices Moderate Contemporary Resort Orlando. (407) 248-3485 FLORIDA California and France. Orlando.. Veneto. 4401 & WINE BAR @ Grand Floridian Way. (407) Epcot Resorts Blvd. Fla. Tampa.

Gulf Shore Blvd.com . 34th St. Howard Ave. France.. Harbor Island Blvd. Gregory St. Jacksonville. Italy 400 Pensacola Beach. (561) 625 Corkage $20 Cuisine American/French 263-5851 624-9924 Menu prices Inexpensive ELEVAGE @ Epicurean Hotel. France Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary MASSIMO’S ECLECTIC FINE DINING @@ American Menu prices Moderate XD’AMICO’S THE CONTINENTAL 31876 U. Pete Beach. 204 N. (904) St. (305) 294-0230 & WINE BAR @ Cuisine Contemporary/ 2001 Siesta Drive..S.. (407) 896-9463 3. Naples.. Naples... (941) 552-9688 Wine prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR 874-9463 Cuisine Italian Menu CUVÉE DESTIN @ M WATERFRONT GRILLE @ FORLINI’S RESTAURANT @@ prices Moderate 36120 Emerald Coast Parkway. Suite A. Juno Beach. (904) 290-6711 EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD @ AGAVE BAR & GRILL @ & WATERFRONT MARKET @ 4400 W.. Zero Duval St. Oregon. (727) 390-3187 Wine 484-9551 Wine director Cheryl LaRoche LIBBY’S CAFÉ & BAR @ 363-3700 director Dinah Leach 1917 S. Tampa.. Moderate & WINE BAR @ 600 Grand Blvd. (813) THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ THE GASPARILLA INN COLUMBIA RESTAURANT @@ 282-1118 5197 Big Island Drive. Sandestin.. Melrose. St.. Tampa.020 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Steak 4860 W. (850) 269-0830 California. Italy Wine 115 Duval St. (904) 273- 7980 Wine director JJ Vigoureux Wine EDISON: FOOD+DRINK LAB @ ANDRE’S STEAKHOUSE @ CAPTAIN CHARLIE’S REEF GRILL @ strengths France.. California Wine director Jacques Cariot Sommeliers Wine selections 555 Cuisine Steak house PARKSHORE GRILL @ Clement Cariot. Westshore Blvd. (239) 435 Mandalay Ave. California HOT TIN ROOF @ 878-6890 Ocean Key Resort & Spa. (813) 353-9706 Wine director Todd Bowling Wine strengths prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR 1029 Southard St. Boy Scout Blvd. (813) 254-7111 2800 N. (813) Menu prices Moderate 1289 N. (239) 598-5707 Wine director Lucas Hampton Wine strengths selections 525 Wine prices Moderate MARK’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE @ HAVEN @@ California. Jacksonville. Scenic Highway 30-A. France Wine selections Boca Grande. S. France Wine selections 83 Central Square. (727) 360-1882 398-1949 380-0901 MCGUIRE’S IRISH PUB @@ OCEAN PRIME @ FIREFLY @ 600 E. Oregon.... Tampa. (305) 296-7701 232 N. Pensacola. (239) 262-4677 11509 Andy Rosse Lane. Wine director Leanne Diehl Wine strengths 8985 Tamiami Trail N. N. California Wine Inexpensive ON MAIN @ 1205 Third St. (941) 964-4500 183 Second Ave. Kennedy Blvd. (941) 366-0007 Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine French/ FISHERMAN’S CORNER @ Mediterranean Menu prices Moderate 13486 Perdido Key Drive. Naples.. Wine director Jim Garris Wine strengths XSEA SALT ST. (813) 248-4961 The Gasparilla Inn & Club. (239) THE CROW’S NEST @@ 395-4000 1968 Tarpon Center Drive. BISTRO AIX @ 3545 S. (850) 2205 N. (352) 2208 W. Australia Wine selections 870 598-2424 VICINITY 822-0999 Wine Wine prices Moderate Corkage No charge director Will Howard FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Cuisine American/Regional Menu prices continued Wine strengths France. Petersburg. Inlet Beach. RESTAURANT AWARDS FLORIDA ROCOCO BLUE WATER BAY @@ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE STEAK @@ 319 Route 26. 336-0077 selections 1. (727) 445-1155 Sommeliers Paul and Luke Forlini BAGATELLE @ 650-8900 263-1662 Wine strengths California. St.. Panama City Beach. (727) 470 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Spain.. S. (239) Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian Menu prices La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. (305) 296-6609 XCUVEE 30A @@ MARCO PRIME STEAK & SEAFOOD @ selections 650 Wine prices Moderate BALEEN @@ 12805 Highway 98 E..000 Wine prices 581-2399 MICHAEL’S ON EAST @ 1212 East Ave. Tampa. Italy. Sarasota. Bordeaux. (727) strengths France. Jacksonville. Destin. Germany 487-7300 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE California. (813) THE BAY @ 216 11th Ave. (239) 12846 U. 277-0112 (850) 622-2291 241-1112 MATTHEW’S RESTAURANT @ THE MARITANA GRILLE @ EMBERS WOOD GRILL @ 2107 Hendricks Ave.. PETERSBURG & 655 Second Ave.. Tampa. Captiva.. (813) Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive Tampa. Tampa.. (813) Wine strengths Italy. Washington.. see restaurants. (239) 659-0007 selections 545 Wine prices Moderate 1526 Main St. Petersburg. Boy Scout Blvd. FETISHES DINING & WINE BAR @ Bonita Springs. (239) 24041 S. France. Santa Rosa Beach. Lagoon Drive. California Wine selections 7005 County Road 46A. St. (813) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. France Wine selections SOMMELIER SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ SCAP’S ON THE WATER @@ 1. 280 Vanderbilt 627-7600 717 SOUTH RESTAURANT @ 180 University Town Center Drive. Italy Wine Moderate Shore Drive.. Santa Rosa Beach. Seventh Ave.. Jacksonville.. Howard Ave.. S. Jacksonville Beach. Naples. (904) 997-9233 Wine director Melissa Ward Wine MAIN DINING ROOM @ 2117 E.. (727) California. Naples. Palm Ave. 1207 S. Clearwater RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ (850) 231-4545 Beach.E. Westshore Blvd.. Sarasota. (850) 599 S.235 Number of bottles 30. 483 Mandalay Ave. St.. Sarasota.. S. Osprey Ave. Tamiami Trail. Marco Island. 3400 Gulf Blvd. (239) 213-1441 131 Second Ave. Sarasota. DONATELLO @ FLORIDA Wine selections 450 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $20 Cuisine American/Regional Key West. St. ANDERSON’S RESTAURANT 2665 King St. Tampa. (850) MICHAEL’S TASTING ROOM @ Grand Award since 2015 791-6914 25 Cuna St. Naples. Suite 113. Sarasota. (850) Hotel & Casino. Tampa. (904) Loews Don Cesar Hotel. Pensacola. Naples.S. (813) 258. (239) St.. California Wine selections 1. Spanish Menu prices Moderate Wine selections 715 Wine prices Moderate THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ (850) 677-9153 COUNCIL Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary 9005 Mercato Drive. (352) 475-1928 & WINE BAR @ TAMPA–ST. Pete Beach. Westshore Blvd. Tampa. 9891 Gulf 650-8900 Wine director Pamela Welborn 389-2333 Wine strengths California. Key West. Kennedy Blvd. (904) 810-2400 MOZAIC @ 1377 Main St.. 500 Palm Ave. Shallows Drive. Palm Harbor. (904) Menu prices Moderate 24215 U. California Wine selections 912 W.. (239) 261-8239 (850) 249-3359 Wine strengths Bordeaux. Naples. (727) @ X45 CENTRAL SQUARE @ CLEARWATER WINE BAR & BISTRO @ 821-4139 CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR 1177 Third St. (813) 999-8726 RISTORANTE @@ 837 Fifth Ave.. ANGELINA’S CHOP’S CITY GRILL @ KEYLIME BISTRO @ Tampa. (727) Wine selections 590 Wine prices Moderate AMERICAN PROVISIONS 784-1881 Wine director Massimo Patano Corkage $25 Cuisine American Menu prices BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD AND CRAFT BAR @ Wine strengths Tuscany. (352) 396-9922 1440 San Marco Blvd. (904) house Menu prices Moderate DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 286-4366 824-8794 Wine director Bernard De Raad 4138 Boy Scout Blvd. XJJ’S LIBERTY BISTRO @@ 877-7290 598-3473 (850) 234-2225 330 A1A N. Highway 331.330 Wine prices Expensive Menu prices Moderate 2233 Wine director Gregory Mayer Wine strengths California.. François Esvant Wine FISHBONES @ Menu prices Inexpensive 300 Beach Drive N. (813) BLEU PROVENCE @@@ 535 R.. PETE @@ strengths California. Morrison Ave. Dale Mabry Highway. Panama City Beach. Ponte Vedra Beach.. (813) 286-1152 THE GRILL @@ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ The Ritz-Carlton Naples.. (813) 4325 Myrtle St. Gainesville. Tampa. Gainesville. Cypress St. Naples. Augustine.. (813) Menu prices Moderate 875-6660 OTHER CITIES XIL DESCO @ CAPT. (941) 365-6800 JACKSON’S BISTRO BAR & SUSHI @ ELEVEN SOUTH BISTRO @ Corkage $24 Cuisine Contemporary 601 S. (850) 231-2166 475 North Road. (239) 254- OAK @ American Menu prices Moderate 0640 Wine director Jasmine Peterson Wine GREAT SOUTHERN CAFÉ @ Seminole Hard Rock strengths California. (239) 435-1166 219 E. Tampa. SEASONS 52 @ 600 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 231-7327 5223 N. Lake Mary. Augustine. Second Ave. (813) 250-1661 (941) 256-3647 Sommelier Lamar Cheatham Wine strengths PATRICK HOUSE California. Collier Blvd. S. Naples. (850) 4300 N. Santa Rosa Beach. (727) 446-8805 1700 N.. Spain Wine selections 925 Wine prices Expensive Seasonal/Steak house Menu prices Moderate CAFÉ THIRTY-A @ THE FLYING BRIDGE @ 3899 E. (941) 6305 Gulf Blvd. Washington Wine Corkage $25 Cuisine American/French 201 S. France. Seagrove Corkage $15 Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Menu prices Moderate XRUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Beach.. (941) 951-6272 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 104   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners.W. (239) 598-3300 717 S..S. Naples.. Highway 1. Orient Road.. Beach Road. Burgundy. Pensacola Beach... 433-6789 Wine director Amy Martin 490-5288 1234 Eighth St. Highway 19 N.. Naples. (941) Wine strengths Italy. Wine strengths California.. Petersburg. Tamiami Trail. Jackson Blvd. Sarasota. (941) 358-9463 California. Sarasota..E. Spain Wine CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE @@ selections 650 Wine WILL HOWARD CAFÉ SOLÉ @ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 4444 W. S.000 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Cuban/ 873-7964 Wine director Justin Chamoun Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive THE GRAND MARLIN @ Wine strengths California. N.. St.. Key West. Tampa. Tampa. Clearwater Beach. Tampa. (239) 5551 N. Petersburg. Venice. France Wine selections 850 Wine prices Moderate & WINE BAR @ Wine selections 550 DINAH LEACH Corkage $15 Cuisine Seafood/Steak house LOUIES MODERN @ 4322 W.winespectator.

RESTAURANT AWARDS

NORWOOD’S EATERY AND RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ XBARCELONA WINE BAR @@ LOCAL 11 TEN FOOD & WINE @
TREEHOUSE BAR @ 6700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; (941) 240 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta; (404) 1110 Bull St., Savannah; (912) 790-9000
400 E. Second Ave., New Smyrna Beach; 924-9442 589-1010 Wine director Gretchen Thomas
(386) 428-4621 Wine strengths Spain, South America Wine XMARCEL @
SALE E PEPE selections 460 Wine prices Moderate 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta; (404)
XOLTREMARE RISTORANTE @ RESTAURANT @@ Corkage $20 Cuisine Spanish tapas 665-4555
Amara Cay Resort, 80001 Overseas Highway, Marco Beach Ocean
Menu prices Inexpensive
Islamorada; (305) 664-0073 Resort, 480 S. Collier MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE @
Blvd., Marco Island; BEECHWOOD INN @ 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta;
OPHELIA’S (239) 393-1600 Beechwood Inn, 220 Beechwood Drive, (770) 512-8888
ON THE BAY @ Wine director Ivo Clayton; (706) 782-5485
9105 Midnight Pass Nedelchev Wine
MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE @
Road, Siesta Key; strengths Italy, IVO NEDELCHEV BENTLEY’S STEAKHOUSE @ 303 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta; (404)
(941) 349-2212 WINE DIRECTOR Atlanta Airport Marriott, 4711 Best Road, 577-4366
California Wine
College Park; (404) 209-7900
selections 475 Wine NO. 246 @
prices Expensive Corkage $35 Cuisine Italian
Menu prices Moderate
BLT STEAK @ 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur; (678)
W Atlanta - 399-8246
DANIEL OLSON
OWNER & SALT ROCK GRILL @ Downtown, 45 Ivan
Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta;
OSTERIA MATTONE @
WINE DIRECTOR 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores; (727) 1095 Canton St., Roswell; (678) 878-3378
593-7625 (404) 577-7601
OVINTÉ @ THE PALM @
10208 Buckhead Branch Drive, Jacksonville; SALTWATER Westin Hotel, 3391 Peachtree Road N.E.,
(904) 900-7730 CAFÉ @ Atlanta; (404) 814-1955
1071 N. Tamiami Trail, JASON HORGAN
PAZZO CUCINA ITALIANA @ Nokomis; (941) WINE DIRECTOR PRICCI @
853 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; (239) 434-8494 488-3775 500 Pharr Road, Atlanta; (404) 237-2941

THE PINK BLUE RIDGE GRILL @ RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK @
ELEPHANT @ 1261 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta; (404)
233-5030
1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta; (770)
The Gasparilla Inn 649-0064
ROLF ZAHND
& Club, 491 Bayou
WINE DIRECTOR BONES @@ RAY’S IN THE CITY @
Ave., Boca Grande; 3130 Piedmont Road, Atlanta; (404) 237- 240 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta; (404)
(941) 964-4540 SEA SALT @@ 2663 Wine director Peter Apers Wine 524-9224
1186 Third St. S., Naples; (239) 434-7258 strengths California, Bordeaux, Burgundy,
Wine director Tanya Buchanan Wine Australia, Italy Wine selections 1,300 Wine RAY’S ON THE RIVER @
TIFFANY SMILEY strengths California, Italy, France Wine prices Moderate Corkage $10 Cuisine Steak 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs;
WINE DIRECTOR selections 900 Wine prices Expensive house Menu prices Moderate (770) 955-1187
Cuisine Italian/Seafood Menu prices
POPPY’S SEAFOOD FACTORY @ Moderate
CAFÉ LILY @ SRESTAURANT EUGENE @@
138 Fisherman’s Cove, Destin; (850) 351-1996 308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur; (404) 2277 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta; (404)
SEAGAR’S PRIME STEAKS 371-9119 355-0321 Wine director Cate Hatch Wine
POT ROAST AND SEAFOOD @@ strengths California, Burgundy, Bordeaux,
& PINOT @ Sandestin Hilton Beach Golf Resort & Spa, CANOE @@ Italy, Rhône, Champagne Wine selections
321 E. Cervantes St., 4000 Sandestin Blvd. S., Miramar Beach; 4199 Paces Ferry Road S.E., Atlanta; (770)
360 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25
Pensacola; (850) (850) 622-1500 Sommelier Myres McDougal 432-2663 Wine director Matt Bradford Wine
Cuisine French/Regional/Southern American
607-7336 Wine strengths California, France, Italy strengths California, France, International
Menu prices Moderate
Wine selections 420 Wine prices Moderate
Wine selections 550 Wine prices Moderate
Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Corkage $15 Cuisine Contemporary RICE HOUSE RESTAURANT @
Menu prices Expensive American Menu prices Moderate Barnsley Resort, 597 Barnsley Gardens Road,
MAX ROWE Adairsville; (770) 773-7480
WINE DIRECTOR SEAHORSE GRILLE @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra 255 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta; (404) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @
262-1162
RAINTREE RESTAURANT @ Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach; (904) 285-1111 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Atlanta; (770)
777-1500
102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine; (904)
SEASONS 52 @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @
824-7211
5096 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville; (904) 94 Perimeter Center W., Dunwoody; (770) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @
730-8447
RESTAURANT MEDURE @ 645-5252 Embassy Suites Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree
Road, Atlanta; (404) 365-0660
818 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach; (904)
SEASONS 52 @ CHOPS / LOBSTER BAR @
543-3797 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta; (404)
8930 Tamiami Trail, Naples; (239) 594-8852
262-2675
SRUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @@
RESTAURANT ORSAY @@ Embassy Suites Centennial Park, 267
3630 Park St., Jacksonville; (904) 381-0909 SEASONS 52 @ Marietta St., Atlanta; (404) 223-6500 Wine
Wine director J.D. Wagoner Wine strengths The Mall at UTC, 170 University Town Center, XCIBO E BEVE @ director Wilson Oswald Wine strengths
Sarasota; (941) 702-9652 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta; (404)
California, France Wine selections 490 Wine California, Italy, France Wine selections
250-8988
prices Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine French SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @@ 550 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $15
Menu prices Moderate Naples Hilton, 5111 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples; DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN Cuisine American/Steak house Menu prices
(239) 430-4999 Wine director Thomas STEAKHOUSE @ Expensive
RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL @ Donahue Wine strengths California Wine 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta; (404)
1300 Third St. S., Naples; (239) 262-5500
selections 375 Wine prices Moderate 844-4810 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @
Embassy Suites, 620 Chastain Road,
SROESSLER’S RESTAURANT @@ Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ Kennesaw; (770) 420-1985
2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota; (941) 966-5688 prices Expensive 3376 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta; (404)
Wine director Klaus Roessler Wine strengths THE TEMPTATION RESTAURANT @ 537-2828 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @
California, France, Bordeaux, Australia 111 W. Bay St., Savannah; (912) 721-4800
350 Park Ave., Boca Grande; (941) 964-2610 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE
Wine selections 355 Wine prices Moderate
Corkage $20 Cuisine Continental Menu THE TIDES @ & WINE BAR @ SEASONS 52 @
4501 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta; (770) Two Buckhead Plaza Office Building, 3050
prices Moderate 3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach; (772)
698-8112 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta; (404)
234-3966
ROY’S JACKSONVILLE BEACH @ 846-1552
TRULUCK’S @ FOGO DE CHÃO @
2400-101 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach;
(904) 241-7697 698 Fourth Ave. S., Naples; (239) 530-3131 3101 Piedmont Road, Atlanta; (404) SEASONS 52 @
266-9988 90 Perimeter Center W., Dunwoody; (770)
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ TWISTED VINE BISTRO @ 671-0052
15000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin; (850) 2214 Bay St., Fort Myers; (239) 226-1687 GEORGIAN ROOM @@
837-7884 Sea Island Resorts, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea BLUE CHIP
THE VINEYARD WINE COMPANY @@ Island; (800) 732-4752 Wine director
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 1140 Townpark Ave., Lake Mary; (407) Ryanne Carrier Wine strengths Burgundy,
23152 Village Shops Way, Estero; (239) 833-9463 Wine director Dan Richey Bordeaux, California Wine selections 1,635 SEASONS 52
948-8888 Wine strengths California, Champagne, Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American Forty-two Seasons 52 locations
Italy Wine selections 1,000 Wine prices regional Menu prices Expensive
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Moderate Corkage $15 Cuisine American earned an Award of Excellence
Double Tree by Hilton, 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Menu prices Moderate XKING + DUKE @ in 2016, pairing the restaurant’s
Jacksonville; (904) 396-6200 3060 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Suite R160, Atlanta; seasonal American cuisine with a
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ (404) 477-3500
80 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary; GEORGIA KYMA @
selection of international wines.
(407) 804-8220 ATLAS BUCKHEAD @ 3085 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta; (404)
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 W. Paces Ferry 262-0702
Road, Atlanta; (404) 563-7900
814 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach; (904) LEGAL SEA FOODS @
285-0014 BACK PORCH OYSTER BAR & GRILL @ 275 N.W. Baker St., Atlanta; (678) 500-3700
19 N. Chestatee St., Dahlonega; (706)
864-8623

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RESTAURANT @ 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu;
BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT @ 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, Maui; (808) 949-1300
5022 Lawai Road, Koloa, Kauai; (808) (808) 875-8080
SOTTO 742-1424 NICK’S FISHMARKET @@
SOTTO @ GAYLORD’S @ The Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui
313 N. Highland Ave., BEACHHOUSE AT THE MOANA @ 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai; Drive, Wailea, Maui; (808) 879-7224 Wine
Atlanta; (404) Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort, 2365 (808) 245-9593 director Douglas Mossman Wine strengths
Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu; (808) California, Bordeaux Wine selections 520
523-6678
923-2861
GERARD’S @ Wine prices Expensive Corkage $40 Cuisine
The Plantation Inn, 174 Lahainaluna Road,
Seafood Menu prices Moderate
BLT STEAK @ Lahaina, Maui; (808) 661-8939
Trump International
HALI’IMAILE GENERAL STORE @
PACIFIC’O @
ERIC ZOLLICOFFER Hotel, 223 Saratoga 505 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; (808) 667-4341
WINE DIRECTOR Road, Honolulu, Oahu;
900 Hali’imaile Road, Makawao, Maui; (808)
(808) 683-7440
572-2666 PULEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL @
ST. CECILIA @ HOKU’S @
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6
3455 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta; (404) Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui; (808) 662-2655
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5400 Kahala
554-9995
Ave., Honolulu, Oahu; (808) 739-8760 XRAYS ON THE BAY @
TERRA TERROIR BISTRO & BAR @ DANE TUZZIO
HONU SEAFOOD & PIZZA @ Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay,
3974 Peachtree Road N.E., Brookhaven; SOMMELIER 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; (808)
1295 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; (808)
(404) 841-1032 930-4949
CHART HOUSE WAIKIKI @ 667-9390
UMI @ 1765 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu; (808) SANSEI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
3050 Peachtree Road 941-6669 XHUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A @ & SUSHI BAR @
N.W., Atlanta; (404) Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Kihei, The Kapalua Resort, 600 Office Rd., No.
841-0040 D.K STEAK HOUSE @ Maui; (808) 875-1234 2-103, Lahaina, Maui; (808) 669-6286
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 2552
SIL LUPINO TRATTORIA
Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu; (808)
931-6286 AND WINE BAR @@
XTEPPANYAKI GINZA ONODERA @
1726 S. King St., Honolulu, Oahu; (808)
2233 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu; (808)
784-0567
BEN YABROW XTHE FISH HOPPER @ 922-3400 Wine director Heela Mottus
Wine strengths Italy, California, France
WINE DIRECTOR 75-5683 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii;
(808) 326-2002 Wine selections 520 Wine prices Moderate
XVINO @
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6F, Honolulu,
Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian/Regional
VILLAGE TAVERN @ FLEETWOOD’S ON FRONT ST. @ Menu prices Expensive
Oahu; (808) 524-8466
11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta; (770) 744 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; (808)
XWOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE
777-6490 669-6425 JACKIE REY’S OHANA GRILL @ BY WOLFGANG ZWIENER @@
75-5995 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona,
VINNY’S ON WINDWARD @ FRESCO ITALIAN RESTAURANT @ Hawaii; (808) 327-0209
Royal Hawaiian Center, 2301 Kalakaua Ave.,
5355 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta; (770) Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Unit C301, Honolulu, Oahu; (808) 922-3600
772-4644 Honolulu, Oahu; (808) 941-8868 LA MER @@ Wine director Michael Ono Wine strengths
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, California, France, Italy, Australia Wine
WHITE OAK KITCHEN & COCKTAILS @ Oahu; (808) 923-2311 Wine director Kevin selections 510 Wine prices Expensive
270 Peachtree St., Atlanta; (404) 524-7200
Toyama Wine strengths California, Burgundy, Corkage $25 Cuisine American steak house
Bordeaux Wine selections 850 Wine prices Menu prices Expensive
Expensive Corkage $40 Cuisine Regional
Menu prices Prix fixe $110–$195
IDAHO
SLAHAINA GRILL @@
127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, Maui; (808) BELLA AQUILA @
667-5117 Wine director Richard Olson III 775 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle; (208)
Wine strengths California, France, Italy 938-1900
Wine selections 390 Wine prices Expensive
Cuisine New American Menu prices
SCANDLE IN THE WOODS @@
11805 E. Nunn Road, Athol; (208) 664-
Expensive
0135 Wine strengths California, Canada,
SLONGHI’S LAHAINA @@ Washington, Port, Italy Wine selections
1,400 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine
888 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; (808) 667-2288
Wine director Peter Longhi Wine strengths Contemporary/International/Seasonal
California, France, Italy Wine selections Menu prices Prix fixe $189
470 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $35
Cuisine Farm to table/Mediterranean/
XCAPITOL
Seafood Menu prices Moderate
CELLARS @
110 S. Fifth St., Boise;
LONGHI’S WAILEA @@ (208) 344-9463
3750 Wailea Alanui Drive B22, Wailea,
Maui; (808) 891-8883 Wine director Michael
Rose Wine strengths California, France, Italy
Wine selections 570 Wine prices Expensive
Corkage $35 Cuisine Mediterranean/Seafood LOGAN SMYSER
Menu prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR
MALA OCEAN TAVERN @ THE CELLAR @
1307 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; (808) 317 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene; (208)
667-9394 664-9463
MANTA & PAVILION WINE BAR @ CHANDLERS
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna STEAKHOUSE @@
Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii; 981 W. Grove St.,
(808) 882-7222 Boise; (208) 383-4300
Wine director Jeff
MERRIMAN’S FISH HOUSE @ Moore Wine strengths
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa, Kauai;
California, Washington,
(808) 742-8385
France, Italy Wine
SMERRIMAN’S KAPALUA @@ selections 700 Wine JEFF MOORE
1 Bay Club Place, Lahaina, Maui; (808) prices Moderate WINE DIRECTOR
669-6400 Wine director Christa Roelle Corkage $20 Cuisine
Wine strengths California, France, Burgundy Steak house/Seafood Menu prices Moderate
Wine selections 690 Wine prices Expensive FORK
Cuisine American/Hawaiian Menu prices RESTAURANT @
Moderate 199 N. Eighth St.,
Boise; (208) 287-1700
MERRIMAN’S RESTAURANT WAIMEA @
Opelo Plaza, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Kamuela,
Hawaii; (808) 885-6822
MORIMOTO MAUI @
Andaz Maui at Wailea, 3550 Wailea Alanui CAMERON LUMSDEN
Drive, Wailea, Maui; (808) 243-4766 OWNER &
WINE DIRECTOR

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480 Washington Ave., Ketchum; (208) PRIMEHOUSE @
726-7776 The James, 616
N. Rush St.; (312)
MAI THAI 660-6000
RESTAURANT
AND BAR @
750 W. Idaho St.,
Boise; (208) 344-8424
MATTHEW BILLS
SOMMELIER

DANIEL RHODES DEL FRISCO’S
SOMMELIER DOUBLE EAGLE
STEAK HOUSE @@
THE NARROWS @ 58 E. Oak St.;
Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall; (208) (312) 888-2499
634-2244 Wine director Michael
Taylor Wine strengths
California, Bordeaux,
ILLINOIS Italy, Spain, Rhône, AMY LUTCHEN
Washington, Oregon, SOMMELIER
CHICAGO Australia Wine
selections 1,650 Wine prices Expensive
ACANTO @ Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive
18 S. Michigan Ave.; (312) 578-0763
DITKA’S - CHICAGO @
Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut St.; (312)
XAVEC @ 587-8989
615 W. Randolph St.;
(312) 377-2002 EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD @
521 N. Rush St.; (312) 595-1114
ENOTECA ROMA RISTORANTE @
2146 W. Division St.; (773) 772-7700
FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE
EDUARD SEITAN & WINE BAR @
OWNER & 25 E. Ohio St.; (312) 329-9463
WINE DIRECTOR
THE FLORENTINE @
SBAFFO @@ JW Marriott Chicago,
44 E. Grand Ave.; (312) 521-8701 Wine 151 W. Adams St.;
director Massimo Serradimigni Wine (312) 660-8866
strengths Italy Wine selections 600 Wine
prices Moderate Corkage $50 Cuisine Italian
Menu prices Moderate
BENNY’S CHOP HOUSE @@ SARAH LANDRY
444 N. Wabash Ave.; (312) 626-2444 Wine WINE DIRECTOR
director Mark Maruszak Wine strengths
California, Bordeaux, Burgundy Wine
selections 1,150 Wine prices Expensive
FOGO DE CHÃO @
661 N. LaSalle Blvd.; (312) 932-9330
Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive
FORK @
BLACKBIRD @ 4600 N. Lincoln Ave.; (773) 751-1500
619 W. Randolph St.; (312) 715-0708
FORMENTO’S @@
BOKA RESTAURANT @ 925 W. Randolph; (312) 690-7295 Wine
1729 N. Halsted St.; (312) 337-6070 director Jen Schmitt Wine strengths Italy,
THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ California Wine selections 475 Wine prices
633 N. St. Clair St.; (312) 337-9400 Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian
American Menu prices Moderate
XCHERRY
CIRCLE ROOM @@ FRONTERA GRILL / TOPOLOBAMPO @
Chicago Athletic 445 N. Clark St.; (312) 661-1434
Association, 12 S. THE GAGE @
Michigan, Second 24 S. Michigan Ave.; (312) 372-4243
Floor; (312) 792-3515
Wine director Andrew GT FISH & OYSTER @
Algren Wine strengths 531 N. Wells St.; (312) 929-3501
Champagne, Sherry, ANDREW ALGREN ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANT @@
Burgundy, Italy, WINE DIRECTOR 71 W. Monroe St.; (312) 332-7005 Wine
California Wine director Ryan Wichmann Wine strengths
selections 385 Wine prices Moderate Tuscany, Piedmont, California, France Wine
Corkage $25 Cuisine American Menu prices
selections 1,150 Wine prices Moderate
Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian Menu prices
CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE @ Moderate
60 W. Ontario St.; (312) 787-7100 JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK
CITY WINERY CHICAGO @@ & STONE CRAB @@
1200 W. Randolph St.; (312) 733-9463 Wine 60 E. Grand Ave.; (312) 379-5637 Wine
director Rachel Speckan Wine strengths director Kevin Bratt Wine strengths
California, France, Italy, Oregon, Washington, California, France Wine selections 420
International Wine selections 555 Wine Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine
prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Seafood/Steak house Menu prices Moderate
Contemporary/Mediterranean/Tapas
Menu prices Inexpensive
KINZIE CHOPHOUSE @
400 N. Wells St.; (312) 822-0191
COCO PAZZO @ LA CANTINA ENOTECA @@
300 W. Hubbard St.; 71 W. Monroe St.; (312) 332-7005 Wine
(312) 836-0900 director Ryan Wichmann Wine strengths
Tuscany, Piedmont, California, France Wine
selections 1,150 Wine prices Moderate
Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian Menu prices
Moderate

TAMRA PRESLEY WEISS
OWNER &
WINE DIRECTOR

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(618) 17107 N. Park Drive.. Schaumburg.. 1770 E. State St. 505 Main St. 1015 N. 960 Milwaukee Ave.. 222 E. (847) 570-9821 59 W. River Lane.... The Herrington Inn & Spa. Libertyville. (312) 518-0990 selections 430 Wine prices Expensive director Rachael Lowe Corkage $25 Cuisine Italian Menu prices 994-7100 Wine strengths CHEF’S STATION @ Moderate OSTERIA LA MADIA @ Tuscany. Washington Wine selections 1. Grand Ave.. State St.. Northbrook. Lasalle St. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ THE PALM @ Regional Menu prices Expensive Bordeaux.. (312) 616-1000 prices Moderate Corkage $35 Cuisine (847) 551-3730 STETSONS PICCOLO SOGNO @@ MODERN British/Continental/Traditional Menu prices SEASONS 52 @ 464 N. (847) 580 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $21 MORTON’S. International Wine selections 430 MK @@ BOBBY’S DEERFIELD @ 868 N. California Wine Thompson Chicago. Bordeaux. 609 Milwaukee Ave. (847) Contemporary American Menu prices Menu prices Prix fixe $125–$140 Moderate 424-1483 Expensive MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE @@ SEASONS 52 @ PARKERS’ RESTAURANT & BAR @ 520 N... Naperville..S. (630) 208-8920 Bordeaux. 571-1808 France. Australia Wine selections 1. (312) 284-4990 Wine Tuscany. Michigan Ave.. Spain Wine Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house/ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ selections 700 Wine prices Moderate 5340 N. (847) 205-5111 66 W. (847) 883-0311 Rhône Wine selections 550 Wine prices 793-0333 Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ Menu prices Expensive XFOGO DE CHÃO @ 244 S. 151 E. Route 14. 915 Davis St. Glenview.winespectator. Deerfield. Downers Grove. Main St. 323 E. see restaurants. (312) THE ENGLISH ROOM 517-5252 239-4491 Housed in the stately Deer Park Inn on prices Moderate AMY WITZ 1776 @ Corkage $20 Cuisine CIRO LONGOBARDO SOMMELIER Chicago’s North Shore. (847) strengths Italy Wine selections 750 Wine East Tower. (312) 988-7811 Wine Piedmont Wine director Nicholas Butera Wine strengths director Vince Satkoff Wine strengths XBISTRO selections 650 Wine ANDREW HEINDEL Burgundy. Main St. Rosemont. Piedmont.. Bordeaux. (312) 332-4040 Wine MORTON’S. XNICO OSTERIA @ (312) 280-2750 Wine 6111 N. (312) 266-4820 (312) 787-9596 MORTON’S. THE SIGNATURE ROOM AT THE 95TH @ strengths California. (312) 938-4303 Wine FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ (312) 726-7777 director Brian Speh Wine strengths & WINE BAR @ 250 Marriott Drive. Franklin.. Piedmont. Rosemont. Italy. Oak Brook. (815) 777-3938 Burgundy.com 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  109 . (815) Italian Menu prices OWNER & Room matches its traditional menu 356-1776 Moderate WINE DIRECTOR SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ with a 500-selection list focused SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ XPRIME 415 N. (847) 234-2280 Wine director Fahd Contemporary/Italian/ Alaoui Wine strengths California. Lombard. Italy Wine selections 500 Wine 100 W. 10 @ 955-0022 THE TAVERN @@ 10 N. South Barrington. 180 N. Galena.. Evanston. CHICAGO (312) 840-6605 OTHER CITIES Evanston. THE STEAKHOUSE @ prices Expensive 1470 McConnor Parkway. (847) THE PURPLE PIG @ FOGO DE CHÃO @ 367-5755 Wine director Rick Jansen Wine 500 N. Ontario St. Wacker Place. France. (312) 984-1718 519 N. Bryn Mawr Ave. (847) 678-7200 strengths California.. Wacker Drive. St.. Dearborn St.. (312) 477-7652 VIVERE @@ WILDWOOD @ 71 W.. Dearborn St. Bordeaux.. DeSoto. (630) director Brandt Lens Wine strengths 960-5700 PASCAL BERTHOUMIEUX California.. Piedmont. River Road. Schaumburg. Milwaukee Ave. Piedmont. Northbrook. Rhône. Illinois St. Monroe St. Naperville. 400 Park Blvd. Marion.. Green Level. Third St. (847) RARE CHOP HOUSE @ Menu prices Moderate 607-9104 224 S. Kinzie St.. (847) XOSTERIA LANGHE @ Expensive Corkage RACHAEL LOWE Deer Path Inn.000 Wine director David Murr Wine strengths FRIED GREEN TOMATOES @ Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American 213 N. 875 N. (630) Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive St. France. Menu prices Expensive California. California Wine California. the English 397 Virginia St. Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate 441-3100 1050 N. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate 9525 W. & PROVISIONS @ XIII FORKS @@ (630) 775-1499 222 N. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 20’S HIDEOUT STEAKHOUSE & BAR @ Grand Award since 2004 1751 Freedom Drive. (312) 670-9900 Wine 87 Yorktown Center. (630) 305-0230 ADAM SWEDERS 1824 Abriter Court. (618) director Jesus Garcia Wine strengths 244-7273 Burgundy.000 Wine prices XLEGENDS AT WALKER’S BLUFF @ TOM’S PLACE @ 326 Vermont Road. THE STEAKHOUSE @@ SMITH & WOLLENSKY @@ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 65 E. 301 E. Higgins Road. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 477 S. Michigan Ave. Italy. Burgundy... 455 N. Clark St. LES NOMADES @@ SALPICÓN @@ Geneva. (312) 464-1744 676 N. Highway 51.. (312) 222-1888 Wine SPIAGGIA @@ CARLUCCI ROSEMONT @ director Richard Hanauer Wine strengths 980 N.005 Wine prices Expensive Wine selections 1.. California. (312) 573-6567 Wine strengths California. Germany. (847) 413-8771 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing For free access to complete information for all award winners. Bordeaux Wine SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ CAFÉ LUCCI @@ selections 800 Wine prices Expensive Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Tower. (847) RESTAURANT Corkage $35 Cuisine Contemporary North Water St. THE STEAKHOUSE @ John Hancock Center. (618) 997-8325 ROKA AKOR @ 577-1372 456 N. (847) Tuscany. Armitage Ave. (312) 321-2725 ATWATER’S @ Andrew Heindel Wine strengths California. (630) WINE DIRECTOR TRATTORIA NO... Higgins Road. Lake 498-6889 2824 W. International Wine XSHANGHAI TERRACE @@ OWNER & PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE @ selections 500 Wine prices Moderate The Peninsula Hotel Chicago. (312) 527-3510 on California. Italy Wine 678-5155 selections 680 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $40 Cuisine Steak house Menu MORTON’S. (618) Moderate Corkage $50 Cuisine 956-9900 867-3033 LIZ MARTINEZ Contemporary Menu prices Prix fixe WINE DIRECTOR $125–$158 MORTON’S. 255 E... Australia. 15 S. Burgundy. (312) 201-0410 Wine 318 N. Westin Chicago NW.. Geneva. (847) Corkage $29 Cuisine Steak house Menu Seafood Menu prices Expensive 671-8125 RPM ITALIAN @@ prices Expensive 52 W.. Carterville. (312) 329-0400 Italy Wine selections RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 750 Wine prices STHE ENGLISH ROOM @@ 933 Skokie Blvd. Wells St.400 Number of bottles 12. Wacker SEASONS 52 @ Drive. Lincolnshire. Superior WINE DIRECTOR 5 Oakbrook Center. Dearborn St. (312) 202-0001 Oregon. Spain. (312) 521-5100 Wine 55 E. Rosemont. 108 E. (312) 649-9010 Wine 1252 N. (773) 661-1582 $50 Cuisine WINE DIRECTOR Forest. Corkage $35 Cuisine Corkage $50 Cuisine Contemporary French Cuisine Contemporary Mexican Menu prices Evanston. France. (847) 864- 3435 Wine director continued RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 431 N. Halsted St. (630) director John Maraffa Wine strengths director Alec Bruggenthies Wine strengths 627-9800 FRÉDÉRIC KROHMER California Wine selections 550 Wine prices WINE DIRECTOR California.025 Wine prices Expensive 618 Church St. Michigan Ave. Burgundy. Naperville.. Italy Wine selections Winnetka. (847) California. Oak Brook. TRU @@@ 5460 Park Place. Rhône BORDEAUX @ prices Expensive WINE DIRECTOR selections 1. Grand Ave. France and Italy..150 Wine prices Moderate MORTON’S. Moderate 3 Oakbrook Center.. Itasca. Crystal Lake. 10th St. Rush St. River Road. California. France. Rosemont. Italy. France director Richard Hanauer Wine strengths Wine selections 1. Clair St.. Field Blvd.. Lincolnshire. U. (312) 670-0788 729-2268 Wine director Bobby Arifi Wine MICHAEL @ American Menu prices Moderate 64 Green Bay Road. (847) California. Bordeaux.. (630) 2602 Wanda Drive. RESTAURANT AWARDS ILLINOIS XRURAL SOCIETY @ ILLINOIS OCEANIQUE @@ Loews Chicago Hotel. Tuscany. (630) (312) 421-0077 STEAK + SUSHI @ 571-4752 Hyatt Regency RISING STAR Wine director Ciro Longobardo Wine Chicago. Mount Vernon. (630) 377-8325 RPM STEAK @@ director Ryan Wichmann Wine strengths 699 Skokie Blvd.. (312) 482-9179 Wine Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Asian/Chinese 695 Deerfield Road. (312) 832-1752 1000 31st St. Dearborn St. Illinois Road.

Lexington. 50 S. (502) 479-0026 directors Bill Kearney. KANSAS EMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS @@@ JOSEPH DECUIS @ Burgundy. Burgundy.500 Wine prices The Brown Hotel. (515) 457-2916 325 W.. (859) 2003 E. 96th St. Port Wine selections 490 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Blue Chip Casino. (913) 417 Royal St. Italy 800 Tchoupitoulas St.. Indianapolis. Leawood. (317) 613 Royal St. Bloomington. Contemporary Creole Menu prices Moderate MAT & NADDIE’S RESTAURANT @ 937 Leonidas St. 300 Gravier St... (859) 153 S. 243 W.990 Number of bottles 115 W. (504) 525-4937 Wine 502 S. (317) California. South Bend. (563) 382-9463 Expensive (504) 648-6020 4050 E.S. River Road. Louisville. Decorah. Indianapolis.. Third St... 500 S. (504) 523-2078 4501 W. (504) 566-0221 0636 Wine director David Poore Wine Menu prices Moderate Champagne. (913) 353-9335 (504) 522-1994 Wine director Bill Burkhart Wine selections 520 BRENNAN’S Wine strengths Burgundy.. Rhône Wine selections 822-6757 TASTINGS .. Schererville. Rhône Wine selections 910 41 E. (515) 288-6000 259 W. directors Bill Kearney.. 95 French Market Place. (504) 528-9393 191 N.. THE OAKROOM @@ strengths Burgundy. (504) 522-2467 117 E. Broadway St. RUBAIYAT @ Cuisine American/Steak house Menu prices HARRY & IZZY’S @ 117 W. California strengths California. Prairie Village.. 119th St. BROUSSARD’S @@ Italy Wine selections 500 Wine prices 127 S. 69th Terrace. (574) 4714 E.. (504) 335-3932 Wine 569-0975 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd. Colfax St. SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE @ STORY @@ Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine (504) 670-2828 The Westin Indianapolis. 209 Bourbon St.com . (913) 322-1801 Wine XOBC KITCHEN @ Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate director Christopher Drake Wine strengths 3373 Tates Creek Road. Main St. Burgundy.. Indianapolis. Leawood. Terre Haute. 3931 W. & GARDENS @ Bordeaux Wine 24460 Adams Road. Bordeaux RESTAURANT @ (563) 690-4755 The Seelbach Hilton.. (504) 525-2021 Wine Moderate Cuisine Steak house Menu prices 322-3474 Wine director Michael Holmes Louisville. (504) 861-9600 ST. (504) 522-7261 150 S. Broadway. West Des JEFF RUBY’S STEAKHOUSE @@ 466-0175 Moines. Overland Park. Wichita. Dubuque. (502) 875-5599 215 Bourbon St. CHOP 335-6500 Grand Award since 1999 California. (317) 580-1280 Loews New Orleans Hotel. Bordeaux Wine 846-5252 (316) 440-5300 selections 1. (859) 846-4732 THE COURT OF TWO SISTERS @ 8487 Union Chapel Road. (317) 598- 8863 Wine director XTHE J BAR @ BOURBON HOUSE @ THE GRILL ROOM @@ Jan Bugher Wine Embassy Suites. (504) 895-1111 Wine BLACK MARKET @ 232-9200 Sommelier Brad Steven Wine strengths director Brad Hollingsworth Wine strengths 922 Massachusetts Ave. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 1300 St. France. Wine prices Expensive JAN BUGHER NEWPORT GRILL @ RESTAURANT @@ Germany. Italy Wine selections 750 5501 W. 10401 S.. Douglas Ave.. (317) 222 Main St. (859) Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine 229-4700 Menu prices Moderate 335-6500 French/Creole Menu prices Moderate OCEAN PRIME @ FINAL CUT STEAKHOUSE @ SERAFINI @ GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR AND STEAK @@ 8555 N. Frankfort. Indianapolis. Spain Wine selections 720 Wine prices Expensive DOMENICA @ 638-4000 123 Baronne St. (515) 221-3474 STEPHEN JEFFCOAT MALONE’S @ WINE DIRECTOR HESTON SUPPER CLUB @ TROSTEL’S GREENBRIAR 3347 Tates Creek Road.... Expensive Corkage $40 Cuisine Modern 1514 U. Lexington. (316) 201-1300 Cuisine Contemporary American Menu prices California. Colfax Ave.. Cedar Falls. Italy Wine strengths Champagne.. Moderate Corkage $35 Cuisine American 819 Conti St. (504) 899-8221 Steak house Menu prices Expensive CORBETT’S @ Wine director Dan 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd.. (859) 253-9300 Wine strengths California. France. (316) 613-2772 6100 Annunciation St. Italy. (504) 522-0111 Windsor Court Hotel. (317) Cuisine American/Regional Menu prices Cuisine Creole Menu prices Moderate STHE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 423-2400 Moderate 40 W. Short St. (502) 584-0421 WOODFIRE GRILLE @ director Christopher Nottingham Wine JANKO’S LITTLE ZAGREB Diamond Jo Casino. Autograph California. Des Moines. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Christopher Ycaza Wine strengths Burgundy. Illinois St. 301 Bell St. Indianapolis. West Lafayette. Indianapolis. (504) 522-9500 8650 Keystone Crossing. Lexington. (859) 252-1010 272-9220 Number of bottles WINE DIRECTOR Wine director Damon Murphy Wine strengths CIAO BELLA @ California Wine selections 495 Wine prices THE ENGLISH GRILL @ 24. Bordeaux. (913) Kaden Tower. Broadway. (317) 635. Indianapolis. Highway 41. California. Rhône. Burgundy. Indianapolis. Manhattan. France. France. Wine selections 915 Wine prices Expensive 223 W. Rhône Wine selections 910 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine 7690 E. (812) 235-5549 626 W. Indianapolis. Charles Ave. Leawood... Lexington. Winter St. Bordeaux. (604) 412-8900 249 E.. (504) 581-3866 Wine director MORTON’S. Jordan Creek Parkway. 86th St. Indianapolis. Main St. South Bend. Lexington. (317) TROSTEL’S DISH @ 226-0300 635-9594 12851 University Ave. (219) 778-2938 RESTAURANT & BAR @ 335-6500 EMERIL’S DELMONICO 5810 Merle Hay Road. France.. Bordeaux. Gabrielle Waxman Moderate Wine strengths California.. (504) Cuisine American/ WINE DIRECTOR Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine 239-0807 525-9711 Wine director Steak house/Seafood Regional Menu prices Moderate Joe Billesbach Wine Menu prices Expensive XSIENA TUSCAN STEAKHOUSE @ strengths Champagne. Lexington. strengths California Olathe. 335 W. ELMO STEAK HOUSE @@ Thomsen Wine strengths California. 104 S. Gabrielle Waxman (913) 287-9761 Wine strengths Champagne.. (317) Collection..505 JOE BILLESBACH M BISTRO @ WINE DIRECTOR The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. Louisville. Burgundy. Burgundy. Fourth St. 777 Blue Chip Drive. Washington St.. Kansas City. Johnston. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Wine selections 470 Wine prices Moderate SAL’S CHOPHOUSE @ California... MORTON’S. (317) COMMANDER’S 423-8790 Wine director Joshua Tulledge XWILLIAM B’S @ PALACE @@@ Wine strengths California. 418 Poyntz Ave. Water St. Bordeaux... 1000 N.. Midway. Oregon Wine selections 425 Wine prices S801 FISH @@ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ GALATOIRE’S @@ 11615 Rosewood St. LaPorte.550 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 288-1155 11616 Ash St...A WINE EXPERIENCE @ Wine selections 350 Wine prices Moderate 790 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $20 50 W. Austria. 82nd St. (502) 583-1234 Creole Menu prices Moderate 322-6800 Expensive Grand Award since 2012 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE HOLLY HILL INN @ & WINE BAR @ & WINE BAR @ 426 N. Germany.. 365 Canal St. 921 Canal St. (812) Louisville. 6100 Dutchmans Lane. (317) 554-7485 SPLASH SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL @ THE JULEP CUP RESTAURANT 303 Locust St. (574) 801 CHOPHOUSE @@ 11. (260) 672-1715 CHESTER’S CHOPHOUSE & WINE BAR @ Wine selections 800 Wine prices Expensive Wine director Ray Gumpert Wine strengths 1550 Webb Road. Rhône. (765) prices Expensive Cuisine Steak house Menu PORTOFINO @ XFOGO DE CHÃO @ 743-3932 Wine director Mathew McGraw prices Expensive 614 Canal St. Sixth St. (504) 595-3305 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 110   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. (913) 345-0800 Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary/Creole Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Moderate Menu prices Moderate SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ CAFÉ ADELAIDE @ 3316 E. see restaurants. Roanoke. FORD’S BLACK ANGUS 253-0124 MORTON’S. South Bend. Washington St... Washington St.. Main St. Italy. (219) Expensive Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Louisville. PETERSON’S RESTAURANT @@ HARRY’S RESTAURANT @ LOUISIANA California.. Italy LASALLE GRILL @ Moderate Wine selections 1.. Italy Wine SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ Wine selections 515 Wine prices Expensive MR. Spain California. (859) MCGRAW’S STEAK. Indianapolis. Capitol Ave. France Wine selections 500 Wine & FISH HOUSE @@ 2707 S. France.. Davis Wine strengths THE CARRIAGE HOUSE DINING ROOM IOWA (502) 327-5058 California. (317) Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway. (574) 801 CHOPHOUSE @@ DUDLEY’S ON SHORT @ selections 2. (502) 584-0102 DICKIE BRENNAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ FOGO DE CHÃO @ MONTAGE @ Wine director Chris Ballou Wine strengths 716 Iberville St. (502) 807-3463 Sommelier Cuisine Creole Menu prices Expensive 332-0694 Aaron Wilson Wine strengths California.. International..winespectator. (317) Corkage $25 Cuisine American/Seafood 3373 Tates Creek Road. River Road.. (319) 268-7222 California. (317) 231-3900 236-9955 Wine director Carl Thorne. Rhône. (913) Indianapolis. Michigan City. RESTAURANT AWARDS INDIANA XTAPASTRIE @ SWINE DIVE @@ CLANCY’S @@ 103 W. Australia.. Wichita.715 DAN DAVIS 801 Grand Ave.. 144 Bourbon St... Washington St. (515) 244-5686 & SEAHORSE LOUNGE @ HARRY & IZZY’S @ 111 Woodland Ave. Louisville. Burgundy. France. (785) 537-1300 NEW ORLEANS Steak house Menu prices Moderate Fishers.. Indianapolis. B’S BISTRO @ selections 975 Wine prices Expensive 201 Royal St.. France. Ridgeview Road. (219) 879-7711 KENTUCKY 1403 Washington Ave. 135 St. Clive. Des Moines. Wichita... 300 Poydras St. (515) @ RESTAURANT & BAR @@ J.. Illinois St.. LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN @ SEASONS 52 @ Ambassador Hotel Wichita. Main St.

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THE DAKOTA RESTAURANT @@ (207) 359-2777 7530 Montpelier Road. Bordeaux.. 200 International 927-7156 HURRICANE RESTAURANT @ SOMMELIER Drive.. Oregon. Freeport. 10100 SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @ Lake Charles. 777 L’Auberge Ave.. International Wine Moderate 771-0505 Wine director Devin Thiec Wine Corkage $25 Cuisine Farm to table/French/ selections 500 Wine prices Moderate strengths California.. Lafayette. 753-3500 HAVANA RESTAURANT @@ Bethesda. California. Brooklin.. (410) 783-0033 Wine director Josh Gilbreath Wine strengths 5310 Western Ave. Lewiston.French Quarter. (225) JORDI PARONELLA Four Seasons Baltimore. 525 Fulton St. 777 Bienville St. (225) 224-4142 DAMARISCOTTA RIVER GRILL @ Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary 155 Main St. (410) 539-1804 Wine strengths California. Shreveport. (301) 318 Main St. (504) 523-1661 WINE DIRECTOR fed. (207) 563-2992 HORIZONS OCEANFRONT EMBER GRILLE & WINE BAR @ RESTAURANT @@ American Menu prices Moderate L’Auberge Lake Charles. (410) 547-8255 LUCKY PALACE @ MORTON’S. Italy Wine 718-7812 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 4338 St. L AS V EGAS RESTAURANT AUGUST @@ SULLIVAN’S STEAKHOUSE @@ Cape Elizabeth. (207) 333-3835 JALEO @ (443) 502-2551 16645 Highland Road. (207) 501 E. Wine prices Expensive Cuisine American/ 346-8422 Wine director Jourdan Dyer Wine LA BELLA VITA @ (410) 263-1617 Wine director Patrick Kelly Regional Menu prices Moderate strengths California. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 123 Main St. TABLEAU @ Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Moderate XCORNISH MANOR RESTAURANT @ Baltimore. Baton Rouge..740 Wine prices Expensive Baton Rouge. California. (410) 230-0033 616 St... Peter St. Bethesda. (504) 299-9777 strengths California. Highway 190. Ellicott City.. Oregon 780 Wine prices Moderate Corkage $20 Rockport. 1 E. (207) Horizon House Building. (225) THE BROOKLIN 750-0001 1777 Reisterstown Road. Bordeaux. Louis. (318) Wine director Muñeca Slade Wine strengths 587-7099 841-5646 California. (225) RESTAURANT @ Sommelier Steve Russett Wine strengths 923-3366 Black Point Inn Resort. Portland.. (985) 223-7540 THE CORNER ROOM KITCHEN 600 E. Annapolis. (337) 508-4103 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 600 Water St. Washington St. Baltimore. Baltimore. (301) SEASONS 52 @ 629 N.winespectator. (504) 293-3474 selections 600 Wine prices Expensive Pier 5 Hotel. Market St. Frederick. (207) 772-8833 11095 Resort Road. Hunt Valley. Heubeck FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE California.... Portland. France. 892-3712 Wine director Kenneth LaCour Wine strengths California. Baton Rouge.. (504) 522-NOLA 5720 Corporate Blvd.. Bossier City. 777 Ave.” 312 Exchange Place. (410) 990-0033 W New Orleans . Bordeaux.. (410) 528-9292 Trevanion Road. A UREOLE L AS V EGAS . (207) 443-3373 Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION @@ Royal Sonesta Hotel. (410) 576-5800 Wine 29 Dock Square. Bossier City. North Bethesda. Columbia. (504) 523-1504 3633 Veterans Blvd. (504) SSEA GLASS @@ —H ARLEY C ARBERY . Baton Rouge. (207) 761-0555 Coastal Highway. Charles St. Baton Rouge. Baltimore. Corkage $10 Cuisine American/Regional 925-2710 Menu prices Moderate Havre de Grace. (410) 571-5378 Wine selections 2. It doesn’t Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American/ RISTORANTE DEL PORTO @ Prouts Neck. 1101 N. FUEL RESTAURANT @ FRENCH MARKET BISTRO @ 49 Lisbon St. (800) 858-1844 AND BAR @ Wine director Greg Watson Wine strengths 18 STEAK @ 110 Exchange St. Houma. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 300 S.. 30 8013 Main St.. OWNER & 753-4864 Oregon Wine selections 800 Wine prices WINE DIRECTOR Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu prices GINO’S RESTAURANT @ Moderate WIT & WISDOM @@ 4542 Bennington Ave. Washington. Damariscotta.com 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  111 . Portland. Annapolis.. France Wine selections Samoset Resort. 220 Warrenton St.. (207) 236-4200 MORTON’S.. Italy THE VINEYARD & WINE BAR @ Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American/ Wine selections 475 Wine prices Moderate WINE BAR @ 7321 Corporate Blvd... Covington. Germany Wine selections 1. RESTAURANT AWARDS NOLA @@ MANSURS ON THE BOULEVARD @ THE POINT “I consider fast food ‘hospitality’ 534 Rue St. SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE @@ XTIQA @ THE PRIME RIB @ (504) 553-2277 Wine director Molly 855 Pierremont Road. star restaurants. Baltimore. (207) 594-2511 Wine selections 475 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Creole Menu prices Moderate NATALIE’S RESTAURANT @ Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu KEITH YOUNG’S STEAKHOUSE @ Camden Harbour Inn. Charles Ave. (225) California. (225) 420 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine THE OREGON GRILLE @@ Burgundy. Boston St.. Bath. Rhône. Burgundy L’Auberge Baton Rouge.. (207) 799-3134 Wine 301 Tchoupitoulas St. Wine strengths California. Baton Rouge. France Wine selections Sommelier Erin Ryan White Wine strengths 5252 Corporate Blvd. Bordeaux. W INE D IRECTOR . (504) 934-3463 830 Memorial Drive. Wismeier Wine strengths Champagne. and drink something good. (985) 875-1006 matter how much the guest is New Orleanian/Regional Menu prices 883-2500 paying for something. Chevy Chase. Gaithersburg. Kennebunkport. France. just as much as three-Michelin– California. (301) 334-6499 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ MAINE DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 7315 Wisconsin Ave. (410) 962-5503 Wine director Michelle Corry Wine strengths 3535 Wine director Richard H... (443) 703-4064 & BAR 402 Key Highway.. Taneytown.. 83 Bayview St. Laurel. (410) Wine selections 800 Wine prices Expensive strengths California. Spain. Covington. (301) 663-0330 SEASONS 52 @ Corkage $25 Cuisine Contemporary FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 11414 Rockville Road. France. (410) 480-5037 Menu prices Moderate THE RUSTY SCUPPER RESTAURANT THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ @ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 2JOHNS STEAK AND SEAFOOD @ 500 E. Italy Wine selections 850 510 Black Point Road. (301) Louisiana Menu prices Moderate CHIP ANGELL & WINE BAR @ 984-5252 OWNER & 720 Aliceanna St.. (225) 7271 Woodmont Ave. Baton Rouge.. Italy Burgundy. Annapolis. Italy.. Baltimore. 888-3600 Inn by the Sea. (301) 752-1888 657-2650 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing For free access to complete information for all award winners. (410) 727-3678 Harrah’s Hotel. France. (337) 395-7565 555 Congress St. (301) SUPERIOR SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR @ California. THE STEAKHOUSE @ 750 Diamond Jacks Blvd. Portland. 1410 Forest Drive. Bar Harbor. Pratt St. see restaurants... (225) Contemporary Menu prices Moderate 142 N. 2550 Golden RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ Chartres St. (985) 845-9940 Camden. prices Moderate 165 Highway 21. THE PELICAN CLUB @ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ and be happy when they leave. Bordeaux. (410) 524. Pratt St. (504) 2151 Airline Drive. (504) 552-4095 Nugget Blvd. (410) 763-2288 INN @ FACCI RISTORANTE @ 837-0033 22 Reach Rd. Madisonville. Bethesda. (301) 652-7877 LOUISIANA AZURE CAFÉ @ 11800 Grand Park Ave. (337) the same thing: They want to be PALACE CAFÉ @ 237-6123 TAYLOR BENENTI 605 Canal St.. Italy. (985) 604-5555 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway.. Pinhook Road. (410) 332-1666 DOMINIQUE’S WINE BOUTIQUE WINE DIRECTOR THE SMOKE HOUSE RESTAURANT @@ & BISTRO @ FOGO DE CHÃO @ Antrim 1844 Country House & Hotel. Oakland. France. L’Auberge. Pikesville. Italy Wine selections 500 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ SOBOU @ VIC & ANTHONY’S STEAKHOUSE @@ Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 301 Severn Ave. Baton Rouge.. Burgundy. (207) director Julie Dalton Wine strengths JUBAN’S RESTAURANT @@ 967-9111 LEWNES’ STEAKHOUSE @@ California. France Wine selections 410 Wine strengths California. Pratt St. (318) 327 Commercial St. Baton Rouge. North Bethesda. Baltimore. (410) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ 10111 Perkins Rowe. (207) 879-4747 GRAPES WINE BAR @ California. France FIRESTONE’S CULINARY TAVERN @ (410) 715-1152 Wine selections 575 Wine prices Expensive 105 N. France Wine selections 410 3739 Perkins Road.. FIVE FIFTY-FIVE @@ Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. Ocean City.. Lake Charles.... 219-7692 Wine director Vincent Baker 808-8840 Baltimore. 711 Eastern Ave.. (225) Fourth Street and Severn Avenue.

(508) 228-9278 Wine director Sean Conroy Wine strengths MIKE COVINO LEGAL SEA FOODS @ California. (508) STEAK HOUSE @@ 2 Seaport Lane.. (617) 742-9200 VILLA FRANCESCA @ Wine director Mauricio Ramos Wine 150 Richmond St. (617) 266-7775 1 Marina Park Drive... Italy. Burlington.. Stoneham. California. Great Menu prices Inexpensive XLA MORRA @ Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Menu prices Barrington. Worcester.... (617) Oregon Wine selections 525 Wine prices SABE & LOUIE’S @@ 742-8401 793 Boylston St. Boston. Boston. Boston. (617) 242-0036 21 North St.700 Wine prices Expensive SSMITH & WOLLENSKY @@ Nantucket. Italy.. Nantucket. 101 Arlington St. Boston. Boston. Yarmouth Port.. (617) charge Cuisine French Menu prices Prix fixe 32 Guild St.. (617) 292-0808 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 112   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. Charleston... (617) 497-5511 Menu prices Moderate 143 Richmond St. France. (617) 264-8900 Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate SMITH & WOLLENSKY @@ C SALT WINE BAR & GRILLE @ Wine director Gretchen Thomas Wine Atlantic Wharf.. California. Brookline.. Boston. (617) 542-2255 SEASONS 52 @ Moderate Wine director Brahm Callahan Wine 220 Boylston St. (508) 627-7001 NOSH & GROG PROVISIONS @ 1 First Ave.. (508) 228-5550 576-3000 226 Hanover St. strengths Spain. (617) 345-3992 665-1277 XBOCADO TAPAS Wine director Michael Campagnone Wine WINE BAR @ LEGAL SEA FOODS @@ strengths California. (617) 868-2255 selections 600 Wine prices Moderate Steak house Menu prices Moderate 761 Boylston St.. France. Medfield. Boston. Italy Wine White Elephant Resort. (508) 228-7111 DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN Rhône Wine selections 565 Wine prices Wine director Rachael Modrovsky Wine INCONTRO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE @ STEAKHOUSE @ Expensive Cuisine Steak house Menu prices strengths California Wine selections 420 860 W. Boston. Boston. France. Wine strengths Burgundy. Sunderland. Italy. (781) 505-4130 BLUE GINGER @ WINE DIRECTOR prices Moderate 583 Washington St. Burlington. Italy Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American/Seafood/ ATLANTIC FISH CO. @ 44 Brattle St. Bolton St..com . (781) Wine director Sandy Block Wine strengths 120 Commercial St. France. Boston. (617) 367-6711 Wine strengths California.. Steak house/Seafood Menu prices Expensive selections 1. 1375 Washington St. Franklin. Boston.. (508) 325-1320 Wine director ANGELO’S RISTORANTE @ Cuisine American Menu prices Expensive Armory Castle. Main St.945 Wine prices Expensive Corkage No XOLIVADI RESTAURANT & BAR @ 33 Boylston St. Italy Wine selections 615 Wine director William Rohlfing Wine Menu prices Moderate Wine prices Moderate Cuisine French/ strengths Italy. (617) 227-3115 selections 985 Wine prices Expensive STEAKHOUSE @ 236 Patriot Place. 1 Cathedral Ave.. (781) 928-1400 LUCCA BACK BAY @ (617) 536-1775 365-2005 116 Huntington Ave. (617) 357-4810 strengths California.. BISTRO DU MIDI @@ Brookline.. Boston. Boston. Brookline. France.. (978) 777-1955 80 Centre St. (508) 520-2770 55 Boylston St. (508) 228-7477 217 Stuart St. Burgundy. Nantucket. Chestnut Hill. (508) BOSTON CHOPS @ LEGAL SEA FOODS @ Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 339-4810 5 Cambridge Center. Oregon THE CITIZEN WINE BAR 45 Church St. (617) 670-1345 10. (617) 399-0015 12 Federal St. Nantucket. Boston.. (781) 944-4810 20 University Road.. (617) 742-8240 DUNE RESTAURANT @ 300 Technology Square. Bordeaux. France. BLANTYRE @@@ Rhône. Burgundy.. Italy Wine 459-9090 selections 800 Cuisine Seafood Menu prices XSTRIP BY STREGA @@ CRU RESTAURANT @ Moderate 64 Arlington St. 558-1152 STHE BRANT POINT GRILL @@ Rhône... (617) 975-1900 THE PALM @ THE PROPRIETORS BAR & TABLE @ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1 International Place. (617) 456-5300 1 Straight Wharf. (508) 228-9622 BOSTON & VICINITY Wine director Devin Perras Wine strengths GOLDEN TEMPLE @ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ California. (617) & LOUNGE @ THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ 491-9400 Prudential Tower.. Building 3.. 800 Boylston St. (617) 738-4810 Expensive Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American/ THE NAUTILUS @ DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE MORTON’S. AMERICAN SEASONS @@ 50 Maple St. Kendall Square. 26 Park Square. Boston. Boston. (978) 531-4800 1634 Beacon St.. Boston. Piedmont. (508) Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate 772-2390 California. Bordeaux. Chestnut Hill. Cambridge.. (617) 864-3400 TABERNA DE HARO @ 999 Beacon St. (413) 100 Huntington Ave. Danvers. Grand Award since 2009 THE PEARL @@ (617) 867-9300 12 Federal St. (617) 536-6300 GRILL 23 & BAR @@ Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu prices Wine director Anthony Colandro Wine 161 Berkeley St. (508) 228-9701 371 Commonwealth Ave. (617) 20 Broad St. (617) 267-4000 Wine director John Mooradian Wine Cuisine Steak house/Seafood Menu prices strengths France. (617) 517-5915 Wine director Jason Irving BLEU @ Wine directors Angela Raynor. (617) 585-6300 406 Stuart St.. (617) 227-0311 EMERSON INN @ Sommelier Kelly Robinson Wine strengths Emerson Inn. South America Wine LA FAMIGLIA GIORGIO @ (617) 778-2200 Wine director Tim Speziale 75 Davis Straits. Concord. (508) Menu prices Expensive strengths California.. Mediterranean Menu prices Moderate France Wine selections 375 Wine prices THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ BERNADETTE KEAVENEY Expensive Cuisine Northern Italian Menu 10 Wayside Road..340 Wine prices Expensive & THE PEOPLE’S KITCHEN @ Wellesley. Norwood. (781) 762-9090 608-3682 XOSTRA @ $125–$165 DEUXAVE @@ 1 Charles St... Spain Wine selections 1.460 Number of bottles DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 140 Seaport Blvd. Lynnfield. (617) 951-1368 Wine director Jonathan Rodrigues Wine NAVY YARD BISTRO & WINE BAR @ 2 Main St. 1651 Beacon St. Boston. Italy Wine Expensive BRAVA @ XBARCELONA WINE BAR @@ selections 450 Wine prices Moderate 27 Housatonic St.. Burgundy.. Devin Perras 10 Market St. (508) 359-4100 strengths California. (781) 279-9035 (617) 423-1112 Wine director Craig Landry HARVEST @@ Wine strengths California. Mashpee. Brookline. Old City Hall. Boston. Peabody. Boston. Boston. Boston. (413) OLD YARMOUTH INN @ Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Steak house 63 Salem St. (617) 867-9292 & WINE BAR @ 9 India St.500 NEPTUNE OYSTER @ Blantyre. Boston.. Cambridge.. 294 Congress St. Boston. Italy. 50 Easton St. Italy Wine selections 80 Thoreau St... Italy Wine selections 272 Boylston St... Marlboro. Boston. (617) 227-5011 Cambridge. (617) 367-2948 80 THOREAU @ strengths California.. Champagne. Burgundy Wine DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN OWNER 255 State St. Burgundy. Tuscany. Edgartown. France.. France. Rockport. Italy Wine CAFE ADAM @@ Corkage $20 Cuisine Spanish tapas selections 500 Wine prices Expensive 420 Stockbridge Road. (617) 92 Middlesex Turnpike.. (617) 526-0410 ATLANTIC FISH & CHOP HOUSE @ 228-0301 250 Northern Ave. Nantucket. Chestnut Hill.. Mashpee Commons. Boston.. (774) 763-2954 selections 485 Wine prices Moderate 112 Salem St. Burgundy. France. (978) 318-0008 SCRAIGIE ON MAIN @@ 500 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Italian VINOTECA DI MONICA @ 853 Main St.. (508) 460-3474 DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN Fifteen Beacon. RESTAURANT AWARDS MASSACHUSETTS FOGO DE CHÃO @ POST 390 @ BOARDING HOUSE @@ 200 Dartmouth St. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Contemporary Menu prices Moderate 12 Cambridge St. Bordeaux.. Burgundy. Boston. Brookline. Boston. Boston. Expensive Adam Zieminski Wine strengths California. Foxborough. Bordeaux. (617) 277-9722 45 School St.. Falmouth. Boston. Nantucket. Robert Pruett Wine strengths California. (617) strengths California. Bordeaux 362-9962 XOCEAN PRIME @ Wine selections 2. Italy. DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE @ 250 Boylston St. (617) 247-2400 TRESCA @ CATALYST RESTAURANT @ LUCCA NORTH END @@ 233 Hanover St. S.. Italy Wine selections MISTRAL @ (978) 546-6321 890 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American Menu prices Moderate 223 Columbus Ave. (413) 665-2102 DAVID BORSMAN THE FIREPLACE @ WINE DIRECTOR PELLANA STEAK HOUSE @ 9 Sylvan St. Bordeaux.. Nantucket. Lenox. (617) 867-9300 MASSACHUSETTS FISH RESTAURANT & WINE BAR @ MOOO RESTAURANT @@ OTHER CITIES 29 S.. Cambridge.. Wine strengths Burgundy. Bordeaux. (413) 528-7786 Wine director 48 Boylston St. Boston.winespectator.. Nantucket... South Deerfield.. (617) Burgundy. (617) 412-4600 American/Contemporary/Regional France. see restaurants.. (617) 742-3474 637-3556 Sommelier Luc Chevalier Wine 223 Route 6A. (617) 262-8900 TOP OF THE HUB RESTAURANT 427 Walnut St. (617) STEAKHOUSE @ 670-2515 Wine director Nick Hellberg Wine I PAZZI @ 75 Arlington St.. California. California. Wellesley. Italy Wine selections 425 Wine 237 Main St. Italy Wine selections 450 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine strengths California. (617) 426-4444 Wine selections 1. Central St.. Chestnut Hill. (781) CHANDLER’S RESTAURANT @ 283-5790 LEGAL SEA FOODS @ STREGA WATERFRONT @@ 25 Greenfield Road. Cambridge. Jura. Oregon Wine selections 530 Bordeaux Wine selections 565 Wine prices Wine prices Moderate Corkage No charge Expensive Cuisine American/French Menu BLUE HERON RESTAURANT @ Cuisine Seafood Menu prices Moderate prices Moderate 112 N. Boston.. Bordeaux. Burgundy.. Boston. (617) 426-7878 739-0007 SORELLINA @@ 805 Wine prices Expensive Cuisine Wine director Olivier Flosse Wine strengths 1 Huntington Ave. (413) 637-9171 1700 Beacon St. Lenox. Boston. 15 Beacon St. 16 Blantyre Road. (508) 539-7907 California. 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Main St. Birmingham. Lafayette American Menu prices Moderate California.. (248) XMANGIA MANGIA RISTORANTE @ strengths Bordeaux. (248) 642-5999 Wine director Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT @ Jared Chorney Wine strengths California. (508) 385-2133 (248) 474-3033 THE RATTLESNAKE CLUB @ JAKE’S OLD CITY GRILL @ 300 River Place. 286 Grand Crowne Plaza. Gaylord.. (508) 385-8200 797-8325 237 E.E. (248) Wine director Butch TerHaar Wine strengths 2901 Grand River Ave. Burgundy. Traverse City. (231) 223-4030 BRAVO! RESTAURANT & CAFÉ @ 5402 Portage Road. 11177 E. (781) 740-0080 677 S. Hamilton St. (616) 492-0247 California. Plymouth. 11111 Wilson Road. Number of bottles 20. Lenox. (734) 416-0100 TAVOLINO @ Moderate 274 Patriot Place. Detroit.. (508) 528-6333 DUCK BLIND GRILLE @ Otsego Club & Resort. Italy.. Kalamazoo. (781) 729-0204 WHEATLEIGH @@ ERIK NELSON Wheatleigh Hotel. S. Menu prices Moderate STREGA PRIME ITALIAN Ave. Italy. Mashpee. Washington Wine Chatham Bars Inn. Battle Creek. RESTAURANT AWARDS THE QUARRY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE @ BUTCH’S DRY DOCK @@ IRIDESCENCE @ OCEAN PRIME @ 415 Whiting St. Burgundy Wine selections 1. THE STEAKHOUSE @ SKY @ 649-5300 Wine director Steve Nosanchuk 888 W. WINE DIRECTOR THE RED PHEASANT INN @ 905 Main St. (269) 660-5665 (313) 567-2622 Wine director Eric Djordjevic STEAKHOUSE @@ Wine strengths California.. Dennis. Foxborough. Main St. 27000 Karevich Drive. Italy Wine Ave. Burgundy. Italy Wine selections 880 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine American/ FIAMMA GRILLE @ 380 S. (508) 481-8484 DUSTY’S WINE BAR @ 1839 Grand River Ave. Franklin. (231) 588- 13 Fair St. (734) MacLean Wine strengths California. Nantucket. Washington Ave. Kalamazoo.. Bordeaux. Hingham.. Mackinac Island. Plymouth. (248) 647-7774 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR @ BISTRO 82 @ 17400 Haggerty Road. Joshua 121 W.. (313) 309-2499 selections 525 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine CAFÉ CORTINA @ PUBLIC @ American Menu prices Moderate 30715 W. Eton St. (781) 933-3333 Wine director Sean Conroy Wine strengths Michigan Wine selections 800 Wine prices DINING @@ 236 S. (248) MORTON’S. Ann Arbor. selections 465 Wine prices Moderate Chatham. (616) 396-8227 MotorCity Casino. (269) 344-7700 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 8L>% *(# )'(- › N@E< JG<:K8KFI  113 . (413) 298-5545 prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine PRISM @ Wine director Daniel Thomas Wine strengths Greektown Casino Hotel. (231) 334-2530 380-7770 BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT @ 14039 Peninsula Drive. Birmingham.. France. OWNER & (413) 637-0610 Wine director Sybrandt SOMMELIER Windell Wine strengths California. Hawthorne Road. France. Italy. (248) 542-9463 542-0082 GAUCHO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE @ BLU @ 39550 Seven Mile Road. Traverse City. Stockbridge. Central St. 994-0211 Wine director Steve Goldberg Bordeaux.. Kalamazoo. (508) 945-0096 COACH INSIGNIA @@ NIBI @ Corkage $35 Cuisine Steak house FireKeepers Casino Hotel. (231) NOVI CHOPHOUSE @ Grand Hotel Mackinac Island. Troy. (313) 567-4400 SCARGO CAFÉ @ 100 S. 555 E. Kalamazoo Mall. (248) STHE RUGBY GRILLE @@ 1369 Boston-Providence Highway.. Detroit.... Grand Rapids. Big Beaver Road.. 72nd Floor. France. Woodward Ave. Southborough. (248) 5705 Lake St. Detroit.. (508) 228-8768 Wine director THE EARLE @@ Craig Hanna Sommeliers Hieu Tran. STARS @ prices Expensive 101 State St. (248) 269-8424 350 S. Wine strengths California. Livonia. (508) COPPER ROCK @ 366-8600 Four Winds Casino Resort.500 Wine strengths California. Michigan Road. TOMASSO TRATTORIA & ENOTECA @ (989) 732-5181 The Crossings. (508) 228-0040 7351 Wine director Wes Westhoven Wine 418 S.. Eaton Rapids.. France Wine selections 900 Wine Detroit.. Saginaw.. 120 Wauwinet Road. California Wine SIENA @ 544-4749 209 S. 154 Turnpike Road. Troy. (231) SEASONS 52 @ THOMAS CUPP JOE MUER SEAFOOD @ 944-1733 6 Wayside Road... Michigan Renaissance Center. Rhône. Detroit.. Bordeaux. (781) 272-5552 WINE DIRECTOR 400 Renaissance Center. Dennis. Troy.. Winchester. (781) 255-8888 Wine selections 500 Wine prices Moderate Birmingham. Novi. (313) 567-6837 ROWE INN @@ SHIP’S INN @ CAFÉ MUSE @ 6303 County Road 48. (313) 237-6732 30 Main St. 458-0500 THE RED LION INN @@ California. Northville. Westborough. Eighth St.. 696 M-32 E.300 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Contemporary regional Moderate Corkage $30 Cuisine French/ Menu prices Prix fixe $80 Italian Menu prices Moderate Grand Award since 1996 THE ENGLISH TOSCA @ INN @ 14 North St.000 Wine prices Germany Wine selections 1. New Buffalo. Big Beaver Road. (800) 334-7263 946-8700 TAVOLINO @ (248) 305-5210 33 E. NOTO’S OLD WORLD ITALIAN RUSTICA @ 100 Sylvan Road. Mashpee Commons.. 2915 Coolidge Highway. Burlington. Hingham. Nantucket. France. Italy 404-9845 The Townsend Hotel. Kalamazoo Mall. (734) 401 S. (734) 416-9340 French Menu prices Prix fixe $175 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR @ MICHIGAN 323 N. (508) THE COOKS HOUSE @ SALLE À MANGER @ 543-6543 115 Wellington St. 552-4444 (508) 477-5929 THE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ French/Seasonal Menu prices Moderate 2800 W. Norwood. Washington St. Oregon. (989) RED GINGER @ 799 Main St.. (517) TOPPER’S AT THE WAUWINET @@@ 349-8680 The Wauwinet Inn. (616) 741-9772 Farmington Hills.230 Wine RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ house Menu prices Expensive COMPARI’S ON THE PARK @ prices Moderate Cuisine Italian Menu prices 755 W. 100 Townsend St. Royal Oak.. (269) Moderate Cuisine Contemporary American 6600 28th St. (248) 723-0134 BIG ROCK CHOP HOUSE @ 245 S.. Holland... Lafayette Ave.. (231) 526-1904 France. 297 Shore Road. Ellsworth. Troy. Woburn. Italy. Zeeland. Traverse City. DAVID BROWN 131 E. Harbor Springs. (781) 340-7300 44 E. Front St. 10 Mile Road. 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(651) strengths California. State St. Maple Grove. Jackson. Minneapolis. Ridgeland. Chesterfield. Harbor Springs. Ely. 875 Beach American Menu prices Prix fixe $65–$110 Wine prices Expensive Corkage $25 Cuisine (313) 465-1644 Wine director Shaun Page Blvd. house Menu prices Expensive 334-8330 Wine director James Allen 5049 Wine director MARIANNE BACON CRESCENT CITY GRILL @@ Wine strengths California. THE CAPITAL GRILLE @ Kellogg Hotel & LaSalle Plaza. Louis.. Jackson. (612) 339-9900 Australia Wine selections 715 Wine prices Wine strengths California. Clayton. 30 Third St. American/Contemporary Menu prices Champagne. 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St. PAUL GRILL @ Wine selections 720 Wine prices Expensive & WINE BAR @ SWOLFGANG The St.560 MGM Grand Detroit... Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Corkage $35 Cuisine Contemporary Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Italy SHAUN PAGE 426-9222 THE AMERICAN RESTAURANT @@ Wine selections 350 WINE DIRECTOR 200 E. 47th St. JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Columbia.. Second Corkage $45 Cuisine Italian Menu prices 645 Hennepin Ave. 101 S.. Griffin Letch Ann Arbor. Harbor Springs. When I was interning strengths Piedmont. (248) 3442 Lake Elmo Ave. Biloxi. State St... Italy Wine 646-2220 777-8495 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ selections 855 Wine prices Expensive Renaissance at Colony Park. (816) 531-8345 —A URÉLIEN F ARROUIL . Germany FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE ST. CELEBRATIONS RESTAURANT & BAR @@ University. 850 Bayview Ave. (314) PUCK PIZZERIA (651) 224-7455 Menu prices Moderate 567-7610 & CUCINA @@ MGM Grand Detroit. (417) 243-1777 (651) 439-6000 Blvd. Nisswa. (228) 374-2137 9900 Wine director Ian Rockwell Wine 220 E.. (601) 982-8111 (636) 532-7684 Wine director Glenn JUSTUS DRUGSTORE. St. (601) 321-9169 Italy Wine selections 900 Wine prices SLUCAS PARK GRILLE @@ MINNESOTA THE CASTLE RESTAURANT & PUB @ Moderate Corkage $20 Cuisine American/ Regional Menu prices Moderate 1234 Washington Ave. St. Wine directors Tom Pendergast. 875 Beach 265. S. 999 N. (601) 7770 Wine director Richard Ross Wine AREZZO RISTORANTE @ 446-8500 BALABAN’S @@ strengths California. F RANCE 615 Bellevue St. (314) 300 Town Center Drive. 875 Beach X801 FISH @ SOMMELIER (651) 388-2846 Blvd. Burgundy. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.. Bordeaux. Kansas City. Minneapolis. (231) 242-4777 Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior.. (612) California. Louis. (269) 672-9000 Biloxi. (507) 216-9590 3016 N. Red Wing. Highway 61. East prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak Lansing. N. 276 Exchange St. 25th St. St. Grand View Lodge. (612) 1772 Clarkson Road. Hattiesburg. ELEVEN ELEVEN MISSISSIPPI @ 100 W.130 Wine prices Expensive strengths California.. Biloxi. Italy Wine Center Drive. Rhône. 23 S. TEDDY GRIFFIN’S ROADHOUSE @ 23521 Nokomis Ave. (314) 881-2105 Moderate 3810 Hardy St.. 406 Main St. (601) 853-2734 Corkage $25 Cuisine Steak house Menu prices Expensive 3018 M-119. Water St. THE STEAKHOUSE @ WINE DIRECTOR 1100 Wine director Zharko Palushaj Wine WINE DIRECTOR Golden Nugget Biloxi. Paul.. (601) 264-0656 338-1344 Wine director Dusty Frierson Wine strengths COPIA RESTAURANT XTRIA . (636) Wine selections 370 Wine prices Moderate 285-7444 CHAR RESTAURANT @ 449-6700 Wine director Tom Bush Wine Corkage $10 Cuisine American Menu prices 4500 N. Duluth. 151 Beach St.. L A G RAND ’ V IGNE . Ridgeland. strengths Piedmont. Jackson. Oregon. (218) MIGNON’S STEAKS & SEAFOOD @ 802-2152 (231) 526-7805 963-8756 Palace Casino Resort. Louis. Paul. Cape Girardeau. Birmingham. see restaurants. 4740 Jefferson St. Italy Wine THE SARDINE ROOM @ BURNTSIDE LODGE @ selections 650 Wine prices Moderate 340 S.. 350 Market St. (314) 241-9999 343-4444 Wine strengths California. James Hotel. (763) 13 Maryland Plaza. Rhône. 48th Place. Frontenac.. Italy Wine selections 500 Wine B ORDEAUX -M ARTILLAC .. Jackson. North Oaks. State Highway 273 Pierce St. 84 Homochitto St. Biloxi.E. (734) 416-0261 2755 Burntside Lodge Road. Biloxi. Lake Elmo. I started big!” Country Club Plaza. Louis. (573) Harrison Road.. (314) 241- Dunleith. Kansas City. (662) 357-1225 selections 785 Wine prices Moderate Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing 114   N@E< JG<:K8KFI › 8L>% *(# )'(- For free access to complete information for all award winners. Bordeaux.. (601) 398-4562 325 Ward Parkway. Troy. France Wine 665-3636 Moderate Cuisine Steak house Menu prices selections 600 Wine prices Expensive PAZZALUNA URBAN ITALIAN @ Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine American/Seafood/ 360 St. Kalamazoo. (313) prices Moderate 241-9463 JENSEN’S FOOD AND COCKTAILS @ 253-4475 3840 Rahn Rd. 106 W.350 Wine prices Expensive 4500 I-55 N. BAR GLENN’S CAFÉ @ director Shaun Page Wine strengths & EVENT CENTER @ MISSOURI The Tiger Hotel. (314) 875- X220 MERRILL @ LAKE ELMO INN @ Blvd. France Wine selections 920 Wine & WINE GARDEN @ The Henry. Oregon 5057 France Ave. France. Eighth St.. Biloxi. Louis. Main St.. (248) CRU RESTAURANT XTHE MANSHIP WOOD FIRED THE PLAZA @ 559-5985 & WINE BAR @ KITCHEN @ The Raphael Hotel. St. France. Plymouth. Minneapolis. Wine director Dusty Frierson Wine strengths Corkage $15 Cuisine Contemporary Menu France. (816) Cuisine Italian Menu prices Moderate MISSISSIPPI California. (651) 223-7000 Steak house Menu prices Expensive THE PORT @ XSTALLA ITALIAN KITCHEN @ BRIAN WEBER St. Bloomington. (816) 50 Highland Pike Road.. (228) 432-8888 STRE MONTI RISTORANTE @@ DEANNA BRAZIL 1695 E. we tasted Pavie Menu prices Inexpensive THE STATE ROOM @@ STHE CAPITAL GRILLE @@ 1947 in parallel with Cheval. (612) IP Casino Resort & Spa. 5959 Centerville Road. An Autograph Hotel by Marriott. St. Smithville. 920 Second Ave.. (601) 957-3753 S801 CHOPHOUSE @@ RESTAURANT @ MANNY’S STEAK HOUSE @ Wine director Scott Koestler Wine strengths 71 E. (314) 361-7010 continued 416-2225 tasting great bottles at a very Wine director Michael David Murphy Wine young age. Lindbergh Blvd. (314) 875-9636 WEBSTER’S PRIME @ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE @ THIRTY-TWO @@ Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites Kalamazoo. (248) 680- CHRISTINE IANNELLI XMORTON’S. St. Jackson. Italy. California. (651) (573) 447-7100 California. (651) 224-5606 prices Moderate Cuisine Regional Menu 1122 Washington Ave. Italy. 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(702) 698-7950 @@@ Grand Award @@ Best of Award of Excellence @ Award of Excellence X New Winner S Upgrade Restaurants in GREEN feature inexpensive wine pricing For free access to complete information for all award winners. 221-5111 Seeley Lake. S. (702) 365-7111 Las Vegas Blvd. Under wine director Claudio Vigani Wine strengths California. THE STEAKHOUSE @ Kelby Downey. Tuscany Wine selections 560 Menu prices Moderate 2013 Central Ave. (816) 471-2177 Oregon. Spain 201 N. Wine selections 655 Wine prices Expensive THE RIEGER HOTEL GRILL Rhône Wine selections 2. Wine prices Moderate Corkage $25 Cuisine Cuisine American/Steak house Menu prices BARDOT (702) 891-7318 Wine director Bretton Lammi Contemporary American Menu prices Expensive Moderate BRASSERIE @@ Wine strengths California. 4949 N. Rancho Drive. 3730 Las Vegas France. Burgundy. (406) SALT 88 @ Wine strengths Spain. Burgundy Wine selections 600 prices Expensive strengths California. Moderate MORTON’S. S.. Louis. (702) 222 S. 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