Wine Spectator rates over 15,000 wines per year, in every price range, to fit every occasion. Read about the world's great wineries and winemakers and visit restaurants with outstanding wine lists. Plus, each issue features delicious recipes and pairs them with the perfect wines.
The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For
Grand Award Winners • World’s Greatest Restaurant Wine Lists
First-Growths and Bitcoin
Sonoma’s Sebastiani and Clos du Bois Wineries Shuttered
“Better for You” Wines
Lamb: The Black Sheep of Grilling
Italy’s Bufala Cheeses Grow Up
France’s Southern Frontier • The diverse terroirs of Languedoc and Roussillon deliver a range of exciting values
Austrian Duet • Grüner Veltliner and Riesling both excel in 2019, showing personality and finesse
Neither Snow nor Rain … nor Pandemic
A Life in Music and Wine
The Great Comeback • America’s Restaurants Welcome Back Wine Lovers
Road to Recovery • As vaccines multiply, diners are going out to celebrate
Brennan’s • A dining treasure restored in New Orleans
Le Bernardin • Serenity and seafood in New York City
SingleThread Farms • Garden-to-table nirvana in Sonoma County
Grand Awards Fondly Remembered • These iconic restaurants are no more, but the wine standards they set abide
Canlis • Wine Pairings, Meal Kits, Drive-In Movies and More
Eleven Madison Park • Putting the Team to Work for Charity
Commander’s Palace • Music and Happy Hour on Zoom
Marcello’s La Sirena • Dinner and Wine To-Go
Mastro’s Steakhouse • Optimizing Outdoor Space
The 2021 Restaurant Awards • In the pages that follow, you’ll find listings for all of the restaurants that earned a Wine Spectator award for their wine program in 2021. We hope you’ll give them a try. Details for all winners are searchable at WineSpectator.com/Restaurants.
A Tribute to Restaurant Award Winners Now Permanently Closed After the Pandemic
READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP • AUSTRALIAN PRODUCERS ARE POISED FOR A BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT IN THE U.S.
MaryAnn Worobiec’s Recommended Wines From Australia • More than 425 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/AustraliaAlpha083121. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
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