—New App and Website Showcase World’s Best Restaurants for
Wine Lovers; 3,595 Restaurants in 50 States and 72 Countries Honored—
New York, NY (July 7, 2016)—Great restaurants not only serve delicious food—they are also passionate about wine. Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has released the winners of the 2016 Restaurant Awards, which recognize outstanding wine programs.For this year’s awards, Wine Spectator launched two exciting entities—the official Restaurant Awards app and the newly minted Restaurants.WineSpectator.com—which together provide patrons the best guides to restaurants that deliver exceptional wine experiences.
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
“On behalf of Wine Spectator,I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “With the debut of the Restaurant Awards app and digital platform, wine lovers now have exciting new resources they can take advantage of and enjoy.”