“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programmes and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honoured in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”
Gian Müller, Food and Beverage Director at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is delighted about the award and reveals: “In our wine cellar we store over 30,000 bottles of wine, including many treasures and rarities such as a Lafite Rotschild of 1900. The noble wines can be enjoyed in our unique Le Restaurant, where our Head Sommelier Daniel Kis advises our guest on their selection. The award makes us proud and shows that our wine cellar is one of the best addresses internationally.”
Wine Spectator began its programme to recognise the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
Le Restaurant has won the Best of Award of Excellence: Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.
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