Shore Diner named one of Wine Spectator's award winners

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Shore Diner on Tilton Road was just named a 2012 Award of Excellence winner by Wine Spectator Magazine. 

The diner's wine director announced the news today, Tuesday, July 24.

"We are the only diner in the entire country to have won the award,” said General Manager George Stratis. “Other restaurants in the area to have won include Morton’s, the Palm, and Bobby Flay's. So yeah... we're really excited."

The award listing online states that of the 120 different wines offered by Shore Diner, the list has strength in its Italian wine offerings. More than 630 bottles are in reserve, it states. 

Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers, according to the magazine's website. 

The awards are based on offerings that include "vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass."

The visual appeal and information provided on the wine list itself is also taken into consideration.

This year there were 2,842 winners in this category from across the nation. The Award of Excellence represents restaurants that offer "a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 100 selections."

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