NEW YORK — Twelve New Hampshire restaurants have received honors in Wine Spectator magazine’s 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards.
The Bedford Village Inn earned a Best of Award of Excellence, the second-highest award in the competition.
Receiving the competition’s Award of Excellence were:
• Bretton Arms Dining Room, Bretton Woods
• Canoe Club, Hanover
• Copper Door, Bedford
• Demeters Steakhouse, Portsmouth
• Granite Restaurant & Bar, Concord
• Hanover Street Chophouse, Manchester
• The Library Restaurant, Portsmouth
• The Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness
• Mountain View Grand Wine Cellar and Garden Room, Whitefield
• 1785 Inn Restaurant, North Conway
• Sugar Hill Inn, Sugar Hill.
A total of 2,791 restaurants across the United States and 80 other countries earned the program’s entry-level Award of Excellence, which recognizes a wine list offering an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant’s cuisine in price and style.
Another 883 restaurants earned the Best of Award of Excellence—the program’s middle tier award—for offering a wine list of typically 350 or more quality selections with significant vintage depth or superior breadth in one or more major wine regions.
The top-level Grand Award went to 74 restaurants representing 12 countries and 15 U.S. states—generally offer 1,500 or more selections, with superior breadth and depth in many of the world’s classic wine-producing regions.
The complete list of award winners is featured in the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator, available on newsstands July 22. The issue also features a detailed analysis of wine list trends and full profiles of this year’s new Grand Award winners.
All of the restaurants can be found in WineSpectator.com’s Restaurant Search, along with information about wine selections, cuisine, prices, staff and more.