Since the early 1980s, Wine Spectator has distinguished restaurants each year with its wine list offering a selection appropriate to its cuisine and appealing to the “wine-lover’s selection of wine”. In order to qualify for the award, restaurants must have a complete wine list with accurate information, including wines and labels for all selections. Lists that meet the magazine’s requirements are judged on its three awards.
The “Award of Excellence,” which honored 13 Rhode Island restaurants to their 1,782 winners worldwide, features wine lists that present at least 90 selections. The Best of Excellence Award, which honored seven Rhode Island restaurants out of a total of 1,290 winners, features wine lists offering no fewer than 350 selections and destinations known to serious wine lovers, through their commitment in their cellar and through their frontage. -From home know the staff.
The grand prize, awarded to 97 restaurants and none of them located in Rhode Island, is the magazine’s highest award. The wine lists that earn this prestige typically feature over 1,000 selections from the best wine producers.
The 13 restaurants that received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” include Providence’s Camille’s on Federal Hill, Persimmon and Mill’s Tavern on the east side, Sarto Restaurant and The Capital Grille in downtown. In Newport, the Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden have both received awards, as well as The White Horse Tavern.
The Chapel Grille in Cranston, La Masseria in East Greenwich, Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, Coast Guard House in Narragansett and the restaurant at The Weekapaug Inn in Westerly were also named for the “Excellence Award”.
Seven restaurants – including all three Tavolo locations – have received the magazine’s “Best of Award Excellence” award, Wine Spectator’s second highest honor.
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