Wine Spectator magazine has acknowledged OCEAN PRIME NAPLES’ dedication to quality and genuine hospitality by bestowing its coveted Award of Excellence on the restaurant.
“We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients—we raise a glass to you.”
In order to receive the Award of Excellence, restaurants must typically offer at least 90 wine selections that represent a well-chosen assortment of high-quality producers. Wine Spectator thoroughly inspects all candidates to evaluate each restaurant’s commitment to wine – from cellar to table. The wine list must harmoniously match the menu in both price and style, offering sufficient choices to satisfy discerning wine lovers.
OCEAN PRIME NAPLES’ General Manager Rick Giannasi works closely with Director of Beverage Andrea Hoover to curate a wine list that reflects these criteria and appeals to their guests. Selections range from rare wines available exclusively by-the-glass through the Coravin wine preservation system to more approachable pours. In September, the brand will release a private label wine in partnership with Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa Valley.
“We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award for our wine program,” said Giannasi. “We look forward to continuing to refine our selections to best complement our impressive menu of pristine seafood and prime steaks.”
About OCEAN PRIME: OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly genuine hospitality, OCEAN PRIME is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. Guests can experience OCEAN PRIME in Washington, D.C., Boston, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Tampa, New York, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Columbus. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.