The restaurants are recipients of Wine Spectator's 2019 Restaurant Awards.
FAIRFIELD, CT — Two Fairfield area restaurants are recipients of Wine Spectator's 2019 Restaurant Awards. The awards honor the world's best restaurants for wine.
Among the recipients are Barcelona Wine Bar at 4180 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield and Artisan at 275 Old Post Road in Southport. Barcelona Wine Bar has held the Best of Award of Excellence since 2017, while Artisan received the Award of Excellence for the first time this year. With 510 wine selections, Barcelona's strength is its Spanish wine, according to the magazine.
Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,447; 1,244; and 100 winners this year in each respective category. The awards program recognized dining destinations from all 50 states and 79 countries.