The 49th National Wine Week


Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group Celebrates The 49th National Wine Week

National Director of Wine and Spirits, Stuart Roy, announces an all-star lineup of labels, as well as opportunities for patrons to win exciting wine-related prizes

As thoughts of wine enthusiasts turn to the fall harvest, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group announces The Forty-Ninth National Wine Week, September 12-16. During this week, eight iconic restaurant locations, under the guidance of Stuart Roy, national director of wine and spirits, will offer a variety of super-premium wines carefully selected to complement the Smith & Wollensky award-winning menu. Roy expects more than 25,000 glasses of more than 200 different wines to be served over the course of 5 days in the 8 locations nationwide.

Celebrated every March and September, National Wine Week is available to Smith & Wollensky diners anywhere i la carte lunch is offered within the restaurant. Lunch service is between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in all participating units. During National Wine Week, Smith & Wollensky patrons will be able to sample 10 wines for $10 with the purchase of a lunch entree. Selections are customized to each location and will change daily.

“We’re thrilled to offer such exceptional and exclusive wines to our patrons during this fall’s National Wine Week,” Roy said. “It was my goal to craft a superior wine week selection that offers varietals most patrons don’t have the opportunity to taste every day. We ultimately want to deliver a food-and-wine experience that will blow guests away and make them want to sample and learn even more.”

“Something else we’re offering for the first time this year is the introduction of our second Boston location, on the historic Atlantic Wharf,” Roy said. “It’s part of the ongoing waterfront development project and will be offering Wine Week guests a spectacular harbor view.” The restaurant is scheduled to open late summer.

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is an annual recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, a nationwide honor given each year to restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. This is the twenty-fourth consecutive year the restaurant group has earned the honor. For 2011, Wine Spectator bestowed its Award of Excellence (recognizing lists that provide a well-chosen selection of quality producers) to Smith & Wollensky locations in Miami Beach; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio and Boston Back Bay.

This year, three locations were awarded the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence Chicago, Las Vegas and Houston.

The Best of Award typically recognizes wine lists with more than 400 selections, demonstrating exceptional vintage breadth or depth! We absolutely are going crazy for this here at Great Taste. Can anyone say office field trip?

Posted By: Ashley Nicole 8/27/2011