Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Charleston

Description

Low Country cooking rooted in classic French techniques.

Region
Northeast
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Restaurant URL
charlestonrestaurant.com
Menu Link
http://www.charlestonrestaurant.com/uploads/file/food/MENU%20MAIN_5%208%2012.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.charlestonrestaurant.com/uploads/file/wine/CH_WineMaster_040612.pdf
Phone Number
(410) 332-7373
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/charleston
Wine List Description
The wine program offers more than 800 selections from around the globe. “The wines are selected for many reasons: hedonistic pleasure, intellectual interest, price/value relationship and seasonal menu changes, among other considerations,” says Tony Foreman, wine director.
Perfect Pairing
The tasting menu format allows for each dish to be paired with an appropriate wine.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The signature dish is Cornmeal-Fried Oysters with Lemon-Cayenne Mayonnaise and Upland Cress."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/e-guigal-1998-la-landonne-red-cote-rotie
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E. Guigal 1998 La Landonne (Côte-Rôtie)
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http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/beaux-freres
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Beaux Frères 2007 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge)
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http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-latour
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Château Latour 1975 (Pauillac)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2010/Pairings-Seafood-Stew/
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Pairings: Oysters Galore
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http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/December-15-2009/Breaded-Pork-Cutlets-with-Arugula-and-Capers/
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Breaded Pork Cutlets with Arugula and Capers
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