Circa ’31 Receives 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator AwardAugust 2012 – Circa ’31 (The Mimslyn Inn’s fine dining restaurant) receives 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

We are excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row Circa ’31, The Mimslyn Inn’s fine dining restaurant, has received Wine Spectator’s prestigious Award of Excellence for offering one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world!  The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recognizes a wine list that offers a good selection of quality wines that thematically match a restaurant’s cuisine.  Circa ’31 is being honored for its reputable selection of over 100 wines.

“When Wine Spectator debuted the Grand Awards 31 years ago, the idea of honoring restaurant wine lists raised some eyebrows,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Today, enjoying wine with meals has become an integral part of the American dining experience, and we are truly in a golden age of restaurant wine lists. On behalf of Wine Spectator, we congratulate all those restaurateurs who have committed their time, energy and resources to building fine wine programs.”

“Fueled by a youthful demographic that is adventurously exploring the food-and-wine world along with a renewed sense of creativity on the part of restaurateurs, a new energy has been brought to wine programs around the world, and wine lovers are responding with enthusiasm,” said Thomas Matthews, Executive Editor, Wine Spectator. “The nearly 3,800 restaurants honored in our Dining Guide lead the way, offering thought-provoking experiences to a new generation that wants to expand its wine horizons while maximizing its wine dollars.”

The complete list of award winners is featured in the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator, available on newsstands July 24. Read more about Circa ’31 and Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards

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 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications also publishes Cigar AficionadoFood ArtsMarket WatchWhisky Advocate and Impact.