The Overlook at Great Waters and The National Tavern Among 3,759 Winners;
Full 2018 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue
Greensboro, GA (July 24, 2018) – The Overlook at Great Waters and The National Tavern have been honored for their outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. These restaurants are recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.
“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”
“Having two restaurants recognized by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, is a tremendous honor” said Jason Plazola, Director of Food and Beverage, Reynolds Lake Oconee. “Our teams at The Overlook and The National Tavern are excited to continue providing world-class wine selections to our guests and Members, and receiving this award is something to be celebrated with our Reynolds family and the community as a whole.”
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
Both The Overlook at Great Waters and The National Tavern won the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 17, and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,700 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurants Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.
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Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc. also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.