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Auburn/Opelika Land 4 Restaurants in Wine Awards

Auburn/Opelika Lands 4 wins in Wine Spectators  2018 Restaurant Awards for World’s Best Restaurants for Wine

Wine lovers everywhere, it’s that time of the year to update your wine destination list!

Wine Spectator has released the winners of the 2018 Restaurant Awards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,759 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 75 countries internationally.

The Restaurant Awards began in 1981, and there are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. “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.”

Alabama was lucky to have four restaurants included in this impressive lineup of best places for wine lovers. Alabama had 19 total wins, with 4 in the Auburn/Opelika area. Acre in Auburn, Amsterdam in Auburn, The Depot in Auburn and Ma Fia’s Ristorante in Opelika. All winners are profiled at

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