Boasting over 15 first-time winners, the annual list spans the nation – offering the ultimate guide to eating out for the wine lover

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Wine Enthusiast proudly announces the annual edition of its ‘America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants’ list just in time to kick off summer. Curated exclusively by a Wine Enthusiast team of experts, the 2019 edition is comprised of over 15 first-time winners from across the country representing major cities and exciting secondary markets, in celebration of the best of the best wine and dining experiences. The hotly anticipated list is currently available online and in the latest print issue which hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 2nd.

As a category leader for decades, Wine Enthusiast offers an approach to wine, spirits and dining that is both accessible and unpretentious, while highlighting world-class producers, innovative culinary talent and cutting-edge trends. Presented in a fun and contemporary format, Wine Enthusiastis an essential resource for connoisseurs and novices alike in search of excellent food and drink across the United States.

‘America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants’ list showcases unrivaled wine and dining experiences that span across the nation. The vast compilation features classic establishments offering a refined wine and dining program and also sheds light on some of the country’s rising stars, helping put secondary markets on the culinary map. Far beyond a tally of 100 restaurants, this list congratulates the dynamic people who make it all possible and push boundaries that are helping shape dining culture.

“Our ‘America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants’ list is one of my favorite packages we release each year,” says Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor of Wine Enthusiast. “It’s filled with excitement and promise as we are truly in the midst of an energetic and creative time in wine and dining. From exceptional, innovative wine lists to truly progressive cuisine, the talented chefs, sommeliers and beverage directors across the U.S. continue to amaze me and exceed my expectations year after year.”

Newcomers to the annual list include Niche Niche and Racines in New York, NY; Theodore Rex in Houston, TX and Folk in Nashville, TN; complemented by veterans such as Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, CA; Oriole in Chicago, IL and Borolo Grill in Denver, CO. A full list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants online available here.

Wine Enthusiast’s Restaurant Hall of Fame spotlight, which features restaurants that have been included on the 100 Best Wine Restaurants list for four or more years, will appear for its second year in the print edition. Also in print exclusively, the package includes Q&As with leading chefs and sommeliers as well as a sampling of recipes and wine pairings from several of the 2019 winners.

To celebrate the 2019 honorees and magazine release, Wine Enthusiast will be hosting an invite-only cocktail party at Lafayette in New York City on July 9, 2019. During the event press attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Wine Enthusiast editors and selected winners to dive more into the ever-changing face of dining out. Confirmed attendees include: Adega in San Jose, CA; Aubergine in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA; Lamaii in Las Vegas, NV; Ousia in New York, NY to name a few.

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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