Posted by Laura on August 2, 2012
Category :: News
Vetro Becomes the Only Location in Queens Awarded the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator
Vetro Restaurant and Lounge Awarded the Prestigious 2 Glass Award from Wine Spectator
Wednesday, July 25, 2012; Howard Beach, New York: On July 9, 2012, Vetro Restaurant and Lounge was awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the country for restaurants, the “2 Glass” Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Vetro Restaurant and Lounge joins the ranks of only 58 establishments in the five boroughs of New York City to have been awarded the two glass honor. In addition, Vetro became the only restaurant from the Borough of Queens to be awarded this level of prestige from Wine Spectator.
Vetro Restaurant and Lounge opened its doors just a few short years ago and has been a staple in the Queens area ever since. General Manager and Sommelier, PJ Connolly, has spent years researching, planning, and developing an extraordinary selection of wines for Vetro’s restaurant. The award-winning wine list features more than 475 wines from around the world. Vetro’s culinary and management team have worked to pair the best wines from multiple regions of the world to compliment the seasonal menus.
Of the more than 3,000 restaurants nationwide who received honors from Wine Spectator, the majority receive the Award of Excellence or 1 Glass award, which recognizes lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers. The second tier award - Best of Award of Excellence or 2 Glass Award – was awarded to 878 winners this year. The award is much more difficult to achieve, requiring restaurants to go well above and beyond basic recognition requirements. Wine Spectator states that “These lists typically offer 400 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions.” The third tier category, or Grand Award (3 Glass), went to only 75 winners who offered over 1,500 selections, outstanding depth, and incredible commitment.