Wine Magazines Recognize Best Restaurants for Wine

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Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator release new award-winning restaurants list, recognized for their wine programs

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Did your favorite wine spot earn an honor?

Those looking for a good glass of vino may be in luck, as two wine magazines have released the names of some award winning wine spots.

Wine Spectator released the winners of its 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards July 8. The magazine honored 3,793 restaurants around the world for their outstanding wine lists and recognized four restaurants — La Ciau Del Tornavento in Italy, Per Se in New York, the Royal Mail Hotel in Australia and the Village Pub in Woodside, Calif. — as its Grand Award winners. The “Grand Award” title is extended to those restaurants that are a “must visit” for wine lovers, according to the awards’ website. The four dining spots join 69 other restaurants that have earned this title since 1981.

“These winners offer an interesting and diverse selection of 100 or more wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant cuisine,” according to the magazine’s site. The full list of winners can be found in the August 31 edition of the magazine and can also be found in a database on Wine Spectator.

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The list also joins Wine Enthusiast’s list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America. The magazine’s list includes spots from all regions of the country. The spots were chosen from a strict set of guidelines, but with one universal trait: wine. “[These restaurants] serve up a true passion for presenting mind-blowing wine-and-food pairings,” according to a release from Wine Enthusiast. Looks like picking your next night out just got easier.