Cheers to the 2020 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards winners (Joe Amon, Denver Post-File)
Wine Spectator released its annual restaurant awards last week and awarded medals for the best wine lists in the country.
This year, there were 30 restaurants in Denver in three categories on the list. Only one restaurant in Denver – Barolo Grill – received the grand prize. This title is reserved for wine cellars with more than 1,000 bottles and a “serious breadth of top producers, an outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, an excellent harmony with the menu and an excellent presentation”.
29 other restaurants were selected for their selection of more than 90 to 350 bottles. We thought you could use this information to plan your next patio night, for example, or a take-away date.
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The restaurants are sorted alphabetically and according to price categories.
All the wine
(Grand Award – 1,000 or more bottles)
(Best of Award of Excellence – 350 or more)
Barcelona wine bar
The Capital Grille
Chow Bite Tavern
Edge Restaurant & Bar
Elways Cherry Creek
Guard and mercy
Palace Arms (temporarily closed)
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
(Award of Excellence – 90 or more)
Fire (in the art hotel)
Morton’s (since closed)
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Palm Denver (since closed)
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