Wine Spectator awarded seven restaurants its Grand Award in 2016 for the first time, adding to the 81 winners that successful renewed the honor. The new additions are: Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York; Epicure in Paris; Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark; Jean-Georges in New York; the Modern in New York; Murray Circle in Sausalito, California; and the Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California.
The Grand Award, which was first awarded in 1981, is presented to restaurants that “show uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program,” according to the website. The lists are typically over 1,000 selections and offer a varied, robust experience.
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