LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2018) — An astonishing 24 restaurants throughout MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s leading global entertainment companies, have been honored for their outstanding wine programs in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The honorees are recognized among others from all over the globe as top destinations for wine lovers.
“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and 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.”
The following MGM Resorts restaurants were recognized in the 2018 Wine Spectator Awards:
GRAND AWARD: The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation. Wine Spectator carefully assesses each Grand Award candidate, including rigorous independent on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: The Award of Excellence 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.
BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.
MGM Resorts Executive Director of Beverage and Master Sommelier Jason Smith said, “Each year, we do extensive research and tastings to provide our guests with dynamic wine lists that complement the cuisine at each of our venues. These honors are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team of sommeliers.”