About & Mission

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.



About the W&S 30th 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 Drink + Eat WSLA 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.

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The Mission

In keeping with Wine & Spirits Magazine's mission to raise awareness of water conservation issues, this event is to benefit LA Waterkeeper.

LA Waterkeeper's mission is to safeguards LA’s inland and coastal waters by enforcing laws and empowering communities. Since 1989, Waterkeeper has served as citizen advocate for the bays, streams, and shores of the Estuary. Waterkeeper stops polluters, champions public access, influences land use decisions, and restores habitat—benefiting the natural and human communities of our watershed.