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The Vineyard wins two wine awards in a week

11 July 2014 by
The Vineyard wins two wine awards in a week

The Vineyard hotel in Berkshire has won two prestigious wine awards in the space of a week - one from the Wine Spectator and a second from the World of Fine Wine.

The Wine Spectator awarded the Vineyard with a 2014 Best of Excellence Award, which recognises restaurants with wine lists that have a great vintage depth and breadth across several regions and countries.

Meanwhile, the Vineyard was the only hotel in the UK to win three stars in the World of Fine Wine's World's Best Wine Lists Awards, where more than 4,000 establishments from around the world were judged. The Vineyard also picked up a special Jury prize for its exceptional collection of Californian wines, which includes rare and collectable bottles, wines from California's best producers and the sought after wines from the Peter Michael Winery, owned by Sir Peter Michael who also owns the Vineyard.

Alan Holmes, restaurant and wine director of the Vineyard, said: "Our 3,000 bin wine list is forever changing as we discover new wines and vintages from around the world. 800 or so of these are Californian and we list wines from 32 countries including the less well known wine producing countries such as India, Lebanon and China."

Andrew McKenzie, managing director of the Vineyard, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for the team. Wine is what we do at the Vineyard so it's great to be recognised for the amount of time and effort the team put into sourcing wines to create such an extensive wine list with more than 100 available by the glass."

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