Georgia restaurants honored by Wine Spectator

Nearly five dozen Georgia restaurants were honored in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. Winners are featured in the August issue of Wine Spectator that hits stands on July 18. /Photo: Wine Spectator

Restaurants around Georgia are being honored for having some of the best wine selections in the world.

The winners of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant awards were just announced and 57 Georgia restaurants made the list.

Each year Wine Spectator recognizes the best restaurants for wine around the world. Awards are given at three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence, and the Grand Award.

Wine Spectator awards the Award of Excellence to restaurants that feature a wine list that is comprised of a well-chosen assortment of quality producers. Some Atlanta restaurants that made were awarded the Award of Excellence include Atlas Buckhead, King +Duke, Marcel, Osteria Mattone, Sotto Sotto, St. Cecilia and di Paolo.

The Best of Award of Excellence is awarded to restaurants that offer an extensive selection that has significant vintage depth and breadth across multiple regions. Among the many Atlanta restaurants awarded the Best of Award of Excellence are Aria, Barcelona Wine Bar, Canoe, Restaurant Eugene and White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails.

Globally, over 3,550 dining destinations were honored.

A complete list of honorees is posted on Wine Spectator’s website.

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