Wine Enthusiast Magazine Reveals America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2011

The Most Respected Publication in Wine Lifestyle Releases an Unprecedented Issue of the Top 100 Wine-Centric Restaurants in the Nation

NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wine Enthusiast Magazine has announced the debut of the August issue dedicated to presenting America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants. The editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, now in its twentieth year, are thrilled to reveal their selection of premier dining establishments based on the restaurant's wine selection and unique gastronomy.

"We have eagerly awaited the introduction of our upcoming August issue to our readers," stated Editor & Publisher Adam Strum. "America's best wine restaurants are finally receiving the recognition and distinction they deserve for not only pursuing their culinary drive but pairing it with the passion we share in wine. It is with great pride and pleasure that we honor these 100 restaurants with this prestigious award."

The editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine have hand-picked these restaurants for their excellence in fine dining, visionary selections and of course, exceptional wine service. Their goal is to offer a list that continues to surprise and delight any wine lover including Special Designations from "Emerging Stars" and "Great Lists That Go Green" to "Celeb Spotting" and "Best Blow Your Mind Bottle Collection."

The 100 Best Wine Restaurants issue presents an insider's view, featuring chef interviews, "Destination Bottles" and signature recipes from our Best 100 Restaurants. In addition, Featured Lists focus on restaurants that excel outside of the wine category including "Outstanding Cocktail Programs," "Beer Trailblazers," and "Superb Saké Programs.

WE's 100 Best Restaurant Special Designations

  • Emerging Stars
  • Great Lists That Go Green
  • Bottles That Won't Break the Bank
  • Bragging Rights for Wine Buffs
  • Best Dinner and a Show
  • Sexy Sips
  • Old School Made Cool: Wine Lists with History
  • Best Blow Your Mind Bottle Collection
  • Celeb Spotting
  • Best Selection of Wines from: France, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Italy, California, New Zealand, South America, Argentina, Chile, Pacific Northwest*

WE's 100 Best Restaurant Featured Lists

  • Superb Saké Programs
  • Outstanding Cocktail Programs
  • Beer Trailblazers
  • Best Bets for Wine Lovers Abroad
  • Trend Watch: Pop-Ups to Temp
  • Restaurant Radar: New & Notable
  • Best Bets for BYOB*

As the ultimate magazine in wine lifestyle and enjoyment, Wine Enthusiast is proud to present their first ever editor-driven restaurant issue to recognize the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America. Additional content and information will be available online at* or to join the conversation follow @WineEnthusiast on Twitter and use the hashtag #100BestRestos.

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine educates and entertains readers about wine and the wine lifestyle in an accessible and user-friendly way. Published 13 times per year, the magazine's readership is more than 700,000. The magazine and its Buying Guide with more than 100,000 ratings and reviews are available online. The magazine hosts signature Wine Enthusiast events for both consumer ("Toast of the Town") and trade ("Wine Star Awards").

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