These San Diego Restaurants Have Some Of The Best Wine Lists In The World According To Wine Spectator

Finding a place to drink great wine around the globe has never been so easy. Wine Spectator has uncorked the winners of the 2019 Restaurant Awards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine.

This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,800 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and 79 countries internationally, and includes local standouts Born and RaisedJuniper and IvyMister AThe Oceanaire Seafood RoomCoasterra, and Addison !

Three levels of Restaurant Awards

Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,447; 1,244; and 100 winners this year in each respective category.

  • The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers.
  • Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.
  • The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vantages, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation.

Wine Spectator carefully assesses each Grand Award candidate, including rigorous independent, on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant.

“We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients—we raise a glass to you.”

The full list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, and all winners are profiled at and in the Restaurant Awards app.

The app, available free on the App store, allows iPhone and iPad users to find nearby award-winning restaurants, with maps, plus helpful information about cuisine, wine and pricing.

Congrats to Born and RaisedJuniper and IvyMister AThe Oceanaire Seafood RoomCoasterra, and Addison !

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