Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winners announced for Los Angeles

Wine Spectator magazine has released it’s 2010 list of Grand Award winners, honoring restaurants around the globe for it’s extraordinary wine programs. This award, only given out to 75 restaurants around the world, was first established in 1981. Those that made the list in LA… Patina of course, along with Spago and Valentino. Other California restaurants include The WineSeller & Brasserie in San Diego, Addison in Del Mar, Marinus Restaurant in Carmel, The French Laundry, Michael Mina in San Fran with two (Michael Mina and RN74), Restaurant Gary Denko also in SF, and Restaurant 301 in Eureka.

In a runner up category, there were a several in LA that won the standard Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Best of Awards. Taken into consideration are things like wine strengths, selection, and pricing. With over 70 restaurants winning the nod, some of them included Arnie Morton’s, Bouchon, Cafe Pierre, Chaya, Cut, Drago, XIV, Josie, Mar’sel, Nick & Stef’s, Terroni, and Water Grill. A searchable list can be found here or perused in the August edition of Wine Spectator.

In the print edition, it’s listed out with different color coding to indicate below normal, normal and expensive wine pricing. In some cases it also lists out what kinds of wine they specialize in and corkage prices too. But who wants to bring their own bottle with selections like these? Bookmark it, it’s a great resource for anyone who who loves wine and likes to dine at places with a good selection of vino to choose from.

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