Special Report – The Front Lines - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Special Report – The Front Lines

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Photo by Mark Griffin Champion

Our Annual Restaurant Poll looked a bit different this year as we asked wine directors and sommeliers to look back on the most difficult year for restaurants in our lifetime. Early in the year, we sent four photographers to capture some of the restaurants that participated in the poll in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin and New York.

We’re sharing the photos here, interspersed with longer essays from some of the professionals who answered our poll. As the weather warms and capacities increase, take a look to see how the industry navigated the last year.

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