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Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Chicago Results!

Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Chicago Results!

Every year, wine directors from around the country wait eagerly by their computers, waiting for the release of the annual Who’s Who of Wine Lists.  Founded in 1981 and released by America’s most well-known wine publication Wine Spectator, this recognition encompasses so many different types of restaurants from around the world, over 75 countries in fact.  In 2018, 3,759 restaurants were divided into 3 very distinct categories that award a commitment of excellence when it comes to the restaurant’s wine program. From small neighborhood locations to vast meccas to grape juice, this is the one award that consumers truly use as a way to select restaurants based upon their wine selections.

This newly released list included some of Chicago’s best wine programs as well – 55 restaurants here in the Second City were awarded a Wine Spectator Award.  Of these 3 levels, Chicago had category recognitions in two of them – Award of Excellence & Best of Award of Excellence. A Grand Award – or 3 glasses – has not been awarded here in Chicago since the closing of Tru Restaurant, but there are some possibilities for future inclusion into this rare fraternity!

Here are the 2018 Wine Spectator Award Winners from Chicago with links to their restaurant’s websites.  For wine lovers living and visiting Chicago, this is a great bucket list of wine lists to drink through!



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You can check out all of the Award Winners and their fantastic search engine at restaurants.winespectator.com
The results will also be printed in their August 31st issue - set for release on newsstands soon!

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