Osteria wins Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Cheers!
If there was a Bible for wine, Wine Spectator is as close as they get. So when it gives its seal of approval to a venue or wine, oenophiles around the world listen.
Shanghai’s wine scene, no matter how enthusiastic, is still a fledgling one compared to many cities around the world, so it’s even more impressive when one of Shanghai’s own gets singled out by the Wine Spectator’s holy men themselves.
Our wine list is small but it's full of exciting pairing at a valuable price structure.— Natalie Lan, events and marketing manager, Osteria
With all the fabulous wine lists in town, it’s Rudy Guo and Eduardo Varga’s Osteria that made the cut, receiving Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. And in the Italian restaurant and wine bar's first year of operation, no less.
Wine Spectator explains that this award “recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers."
"To qualify for an award, the list must present complete, accurate wine information. It must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, while the overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration. After meeting these basic requirements, lists are judged for one of our three awards.”
How many restaurants in China made the cut? Five out of 3,249 winners worldwide.
In a statement, Natalie Lan, Osteria’s events and marketing manager, said:
“We are very proud of our achievement as first year award entry to the Wine Spectator's Restaurant wine list awards. Only 5 restaurants in of all China were awarded this prestige honor. At Osteria our wine list is small but it's full of exciting pairing at a valuable price structure.”