Balaban's Wins Best Wine List Award from RFT


RFT WinnerEvery year, the "Riverfront Times" turns over a few key pages of the RFT website to take votes on everything from favorite french fries to favorite fish.  They ask question after question of the readers and then get out of the way - the result is the annual restaurant guide.  This year, Balaban's enjoys the distinct honor of winning "Best Wine List" as voted by the readers of the Riverfront Times. 

Here's an excerpt from the award "Riverfront Times" guide: 

"For years, St. Louisans have recognized Balaban's as one of the top-tier wine programs around.  Lat year, the Chesterfield restaurant and wine shop received honors that go far beyond the Gateway City.  The British Quarterly, "The World of Fine Wine Lists", named Balaban's one of the World's Best Wine Lists, an award shared by only 300 other restaurants worldwide.  It's a prestigious honor based on the impressive breadth of offerings, but don't let this intimidate you.  Balaban's may have it's share of rare and expensive bottles, but it also boasts a wide ranging selection and knowledgeable staff that can guide even the most cost-conscious or inexperienced wine-drinker in the right direction.  Even better, Balaban's sells it's wines at retail, not restaurant prices-anything purchased on the retail side can be enjoyed in the dining for a mere $8 corkage fee."

You can read the entire article here.  The wine award is on page 81.