Expert judges pick the best bartender, wine list, cocktails, and beer selections in the country.
Following an impressive bevy of entries for Rmgt’s first ever Sips Awards, we are thrilled to announce the winning restaurants, all of which offer outstanding beverage programs.
Entries came from restaurants of all types across the U.S., and were judged by experts in the field.
So, with no further ado, we’d like to present our winners:
What sets Molyvos’ wine list apart is its focus on pleasing the restaurant’s clientele, Hanni says.
“I was looking for a focus on the clientele. Not the size of list, not the awards the restaurant has won or the collection of ‘trophy wines’ that are only affordable to a select few patrons.”
The restaurant, Hanni points out, clearly has a passion for sharing experiences of wine versus just accumulating a huge number of names.
Molyvos is a Greek restaurant in New York’s theater district and features the most extensive selection of Greek wines in the United States. It has more than 400 bottles listed, 60 wines available by the glass (20 whites, 20 reds, 10 desserts, five rosés and five sparkling wines), and 60 grape varietals, representing more than 50 wineries.
The wine program also includes daily wine specials, winery and region monthly profiles, quarterly winemaker dinners, and themed tastings.
“The wine list at Molyvos displays of commitment to regional wine and food selections that we feel is increasingly desired and respected by adventurous diners,” Gotts says. “Highly focused on Greek wines, many of which enjoy only limited consumer recognition, it is the kind of list that can yield surprise and delight.”