Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail Earn Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2017
Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail Among 3,592 Winners; Full 2017 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue
PHOENIX (PRESS RELEASE) — Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail have been honored for their outstanding wine programs in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurants are recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.
“Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are particularly proud to present this year’s winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “As wine becomes more important to diners, the Awards program is thriving—with an increasing number of entries, as well as growing print, digital and social audiences. Wine Spectator congratulates each and every award winner.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have our wine programs recognized yet again by Wine Spectator,” said Scott Stephens, Managing Partner of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail. “Our restaurants are committed to supporting local business and our wine programs reflect our support of Arizona winemakers. We’re honored to represent the wine industry in Arizona with these awards.”
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,335; 1,168; and 89 winners this year in each respective category. Five of the Grand Award winners are first timers.
Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail have each won the 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. This year marks Beckett’s Table’s sixth time in a row winning the award and Southern Rail’s third.
The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 18, and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.
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About Wine Spectator: Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.
About Beckett’s Table: At Beckett’s Table, Executive Chef Justin Beckett brings together what matters to him most: family, friends and honest, incredible food. With considerable help from his wife Michelle, and partners Scott and Katie Stephens, Beckett has created an irresistible and comfortable venue for his discerning Arcadia/ Biltmore clientele, delivering comfort and sophistication in equal measure. The same grounded approach is evident on the menu, which emphasizes seasonal American cooking and unique twists on trusted comfort food classics served in an inviting atmosphere; urging patrons to follow the Beckett’s Table mandate: Come Together. For more information, visit www.beckettstable.com.
Beckett’s Table | 3717 E. Indian School Rd. | Phoenix, AZ 85018 |602-954-1700
About Southern Rail: At Southern Rail, Chef Justin Beckett celebrates modern Southern cooking with a rotating menu of seasonal produce, heritage grains, and smoked meats and fish. His specialty is flavorful and light versions of the traditional American and Southern dishes he loves. Southern Rail boasts a stylish dining room, expansive outdoor patio, and a comprehensive bar with an extensive bourbon list and award-winning wine program.
Southern Rail | 300 W. Camelback Rd. | Phoenix, AZ, 85013 | 602-200-0085