Good news for Greenville, South Carolina restaurants! We have quite the representation on Wine Spectator’s recently released list of 2014 Restaurant Award winners. The magazine’s annual list spans the globe, highlighting restaurants that offer the best wine selections. The official complete list doesn’t come out until the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator hits newsstands July 22, but I can tell you that this year, 3,748 restaurants were on that list which included all 50 U.S. states and over 80 other countries and territories.
The following Greenville restaurants were recognized for their amazing wine lists:
American Grocery Restaurant – Award of Excellence
Coal Fired Bistro and Wine Bar (recently closed) – Award of Excellence
Grill Marks – Award of Excellence
Larkin’s – Award of Excellence
High Cotton – Award of Excellence
The Lazy Goat – Award of Excellence
*Rick Erwin’s West End Grille – Best of Award of Excellence
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Award Excellence
*Soby’s -Best of Award of Excellence
We are so honored that you guys are representing Greenville on the international culinary stage. Well deserved.
About the Wine Spectator Awards:
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize and honor the world’s best wine lists in 1981. This year, a total of 2, 791 restaurants earned the entry-level Award of Excellence, which recognizes a wine list offering an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant’s cuisine in price and style. Another 883 restaurants earned the Best of Award of Excellence—the program’s middle tier award—for offering a wine list of typically 350 or more quality selections with significant vintage depth or superior breadth in one or more major wine regions.
The Grand Award represents the program’s top tier restaurants. Those in this elite group—representing 12 countries and 15 U.S. states—generally offer 1,500 or more selections, with superior breadth and depth in many of the world’s classic wine-producing regions. The editors of Wine Spectator carefully assess each candidate, rigorously inspecting the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant.
About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms, and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Food Arts, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Impact.
Grab a copy of the latest Wine Spectator for an insite into wine list trends and full profiles of this year’s new Grand Award winners. All of the restaurants can be found in WineSpectator.com’s Restaurant Search, which allows users to find information about their wine selections, cuisine, prices, key staff and more.