Wine Spectator recently handed out 3,734 awards to restaurants in such far-flung places as Cambodia, Chile and Kazakhstan for serving excellent wine. Colorado restaurants netted an even 100.
It’s no surprise that Denver picked up 19, Boulder, 11, and Vail, 10, racking up the state’s biggest numbers, but Fort Collins, a college town, collected three and so did Keystone. Who knew?
Aspen clocked in with seven restaurants with awards, Colorado Springs notched five and Telluride tied Durango with four. Avon, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Greenwood Village also garnered three each.
Four towns had two restaurants with the award – Broomfield, Englewood, Tabernash and Steamboat Springs. And happily boasting one Wine Spectator award-winning restaurant apiece are Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Winter Park, Grand Junction, Morrison, Glenwood Springs, Edwards, Crested Butte, Littleton, Carbondale and Parker.
If you’re interested in discovering which restaurants received the award, the magazine reveals them on its website, Winespectator.com.