The Wine & Spirits (W&S) Top of the List Tasting presents the Annual Restaurant Poll issue in dynamic form, transforming print into reality. The Annual Restaurant Poll issue reports on America's Most Popular Restaurant Wines by region and varietal category, as determined by the responses of top restaurateurs and wine directors to our Poll. This tasting celebrates the featured wineries as well as the chefs and sommeliers who contribute to the Poll's ongoing success.

W&S Magazine's 29th Annual Restaurant Poll

Our exclusive Poll canvasses over 2,500 of the most popular restaurants in America (based on Zagat Survey listings) to determine the 50 most popular wine brands in restaurants and the most popular wines by the glass, variety and country of origin. Sales trends, interviews with prominent wine figures in the US and in-depth analysis of Poll data make the issue an integral resource for assessing the performance of wine in restaurants, and predicting trends.

Our Top of the List Tasting draws its inspiration from the success of our Restaurant Poll issue. As our most visible issue of the year, it generates appreciable media interest, with past Poll results having been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and the Associated Press. With five James Beard Awards for distinguished wine writing—more than any other wine publication—we offer the most articulate, sophisticated context for wineries, restaurateurs and sponsors to showcase their brands.

The Mission

In keeping with Wine & Spirits Magazine's mission to raise awareness of water conservation issues, this event is to benefit NY/NJ Baykeeper.

The Baykeeper's mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Since 1989, Baykeeper has served as citizen advocate for the bays, streams, and shores of the Estuary. Baykeeper stops polluters, champions public access, influences land use decisions, and restores habitat - benefiting the natural and human communities of our watershed.

Josh Greene Editor & Publisher, Wine & Spirits Magazine

For more information, please visit NY/NJ Baykeeper.

Contact Us

Winery Participation

Deanna Gonnella
212-695-4660 x34

Event Production

Siu Ki Wan

Media Inquiry

Samantha Johnson (Groseth)