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The Grill Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Recognized as Top Destination for Wine Lovers

NAPLES, FL (July 2017) — The Grill, located in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,335; 1,168; and 89 winners this year in each respective category.

The Best of Award of Excellence, awarded to The Grill, recognizes restaurants whose wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.

“We have cultivated a wine list with over 1,000 selections from around the world in order to provide our guests an extraordinary dining experience,” said Lamar Cheatham, hotel sommelier for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. “We are extremely honored that our passion and dedication in developing this world-class wine selection has also been recognized by Wine Spectator, an industry benchmark.”

“Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are particularly proud to present this year’s winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “As wine becomes more important to diners, the Awards program is thriving—with an increasing number of entries, as well as growing print, digital and social audiences. Wine Spectator congratulates each and every award winner.”

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 18, and online at

About The Grill, located in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Grill is one of Florida's finest steakhouses. Menu items include dry-aged beef as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free selections all paired with rare vintage wines from its unparalleled wine cellar. The menu also features produce from the CropBox, the resort’s on-site, sustainable, hydroponic container growing system.

About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.