Alabama restaurants make world's best list

Published: Jul. 12, 2016 at 3:18 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2016 at 12:38 AM CDT
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NEW YORK CITY, NY (WSFA) - Wine Spectator, a leading authority on wine, has released the winners of its 2016 Restaurant Awards, which recognize outstanding wine programs.

Several Alabama restaurants are included on the list, including Acre in Auburn and The A&P Social in Montgomery.

Wine Spectator began the award program in 1981 to recognize the world's best wine lists. Each restaurant receives between one and three wine glasses (the higher the number of glasses the better the wine list quality). Alabama's nominees are listed here.

You can search the entire list at Wine Spectator's website or by downloading the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards app for your mobile device.

"On behalf of Wine Spectator, I'm thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud," said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. "With the debut of the Restaurant Awards app and digital platform, wine lovers now have exciting new resources they can take advantage of and enjoy."

A total of 3,595 Restaurants in 50 States and 72 Countries were honored. A complete list of winners will be available in print in Wine Spectator's August issue, on newstands July 19.

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