It’s Awards Season again! Today,the James Beard Foundation released the finalists for the 2018 Awards. The Bar Program category was filled with familiar names like Trick Dog, Bar Agricole, Anvil, and Cure. On the other hand, the Wine Program roster featured some less traditional picks like NOLA’s Bacchanal and Charleston’s Fig. Read on for all the honorees…
Outstanding Bar Program (Presented by Woodford Reserve Bourbon)
A restaurant or bar that demonstrates excellence in cocktail, spirits, and/or beer service.
Anvil Bar & Refuge
Outstanding Wine Program (Presented by Robert Mondavi Winery)
A restaurant in operation five or more years that serves as a standard bearer for excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, knowledgeable staff, and efforts to educate customers about wine.
The Little Nell
Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional
A beer, wine, or spirits professional who has made a significant national impact on the restaurant industry.
St. Helena, CA
Foggy Ridge Cider
Grgich Hills Estate
St. George Spirits