MGM Grand receives most 2011 Wine Specatator Awards

For the second consecutive year, an astounding 11 MGM Grand restaurants
including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, NOBHILL TAVERN by Michael Mina, L’Atelier
de Joël Robuchon, SEABLUE, Diego, Pearl, Shibuya, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish
House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Fiamma Trattoria garnered awards,
more than any other single property in the world. !

Once again, Joël Robuchon Restaurant’s wine program received top honors and “three glasses”with The Grand Award. In total, MGM Grand
restaurants amassed an astonishing 19 glasses, maintaining the record for the
most at a single property.“For the last year, we have committed ourselves to maintaining our exemplary wine program,” Grand Director of Wine Brian Weitzman said. “Our team, which includes an impressive 14 sommeliers and 10 certified sake sommeliers—the most at any property in the country—continue to strive to offer the best service and experience for wine novices and experts, alike.”
To qualify for an award, each restaurant’s wine list must follow strict standards and
provide an extensive amount of information, including vintages and appellations
for all bottles and wines by the glass.
Everything from complete producer names and correct spellings to overall
presentation are considered. If they are selected, restaurants are granted one of three awards – The Grand Award (“three glasses”), The Best of Award of Excellence (“two glasses”) or the Award of Excellence (“one glass”).
Scott Sibella, President & COO of MGM Grand, said, “I am extremely proud of our
wine program and team. We are honored that our dedication to excellence has been
recognized.”Known for its dedication to personalized, attentive wine service, MGM Grand caters to a variety of palates, occasions and budgets. Approximately 74,000 bottles of wine are housed within the walls of MGM Grand, representing 6,242 wine labels and 170  selections available by the glass.

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