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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Reveals America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018


The leading wine lifestyle publication releases its eighth annual issue
featuring the definitive list of the best places to drink and dine
across the country now.

Wine Enthusiast magazine has released the hotly anticipated 2018
iteration of its annual America's
100 Best Wine Restaurants
list, available online today, as well as
in the August print issue hitting newsstands the week of June 25th.
Each year, the magazine's editors seek out restaurants that offer the
best, most innovative and thoughtful wine, dining and service.

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Wine Enthusiast's America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018 August Cover (Photo: Business Wire)

Wine Enthusiast's America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018 August Cover (Photo: Business Wire)

This year's list highlights the ways restaurant culture is evolving, and
encompasses a geographically diverse collection of dining experiences,
all notable for impressive wine programs, refined hospitality and
beautifully executed dishes. There are 59 restaurants new to the list,
including Bullion in Dallas, TX; TORC in Napa, CA; and Prime + Proper in
Detroit, MI, which join lauded restaurants like Alinea in Chicago, IL;
Barolo Grill in Denver, CO; and Four Horsemen in Brooklyn, NY. Please
check out the full list of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants online

"It's such an exciting time for wine and food in America and our 2018
list reflects that experimental energy," explains Susan Kostrzewa,
executive editor of Wine Enthusiast. "Gone are the days of
boilerplate wine lists and menus—the new wave of chefs and wine
directors are going deep and unapologetically into single categories, as
well as mining emerging cuisines and regions in a way that's both
fearless and thrilling for the customer. Secondary markets continue to
blossom and drive trends, meaning that great experiences are accessible
regardless of location."

Restaurants that have appeared on the 100 Best Wine Restaurants list for
four or more years are the first honorees of Wine Enthusiast's
Restaurant Hall of Fame spotlight. This new feature of the issue
celebrates the iconic restaurants that have helped shape the way we dine
out. Additionally, there are exclusive chef and sommelier Q&As, as well
as a selection of recipes and wine pairings from some of the 100 Best
Wine Restaurants. A roundup of Mexico's 10 Best Wine Restaurants is a
new and exciting online-only feature.

In celebration of the launch of the 2018 Restaurant issue, the Wine
team is hosting an invitation-only party at New York's
Ousia (a 2018 Best Wine Restaurant). The fête will toast this year's
honorees and commemorate this modern and diverse era of dining out.

Prior to the party, there will be a pre-event press panel moderated by Wine
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa, with the assistance of
Contributing Food Editor, Nils Bernstein. This year's illustrious panel
of industry influencers includes Lauren Friel, Wine Director at Dirt
Candy; Alexandra Cherniavsky, Beverage Manager at The Love; and Matthew
Kudry, Wine Director at Flora Bar.

About Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast's approach to wine and spirits is accessible and
unpretentious, and enjoyed by novices and experts alike. Published 13
times per year, the magazine's audience is at nearly one million strong.
The magazine and its Buying Guide with more than 300,000 ratings and
reviews make up the most comprehensive database in the industry
available for free online at

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