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Two Wilmington restaurants earn prestigious awards from Wine Spectator for the first time

Portrait of Allison Ballard Allison Ballard
Wilmington StarNews
Billy Melon with Manna looks over the wine collection in the basement wine cellar under Manna Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019 in Wilmington, N.C.

Two Wilmington restaurants have earned听honors for their wine programs for the first time.

Wine Spectator magazine recently announced the eateries that appear on its well-regarded list for 2024.听In total, more than 3,700 restaurants representing 50 states and more than 75 countries earned honors 中出少妇视频 among them are manna in downtown Wilmington and G Prime听Steak & Cellar near Wrightsville Beach.听

Wine听Spectator separates the awards into three categories -- Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. This year, 2,150 restaurants earned an Award of Excellence. These restaurants generally听offer about 100 wines representing a听diverse selection, and include G Prime, which opened in November at 1981 Eastwood Road.听

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The next level, the Best of Award of Excellence, is usually given to restaurants that take their love of wine a step further, according to the magazine.听They usually offer a curated list of 350 or more wines that 中出少妇视频渄isplay excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions.中出少妇视频澨齌his year, 1,531 restaurants achieved this level, and 182 did so for the first time.

They include manna at 123 Princess St. Although the restaurant has been well-known for food and wine since it opened in 2010, owner Billy Mellon said this was the first year he submitted for the award.听

中出少妇视频淲e are thrilled to be alongside some great restaurants across the world,中出少妇视频 he said.听"This is something we've been working on for a long, long time."

He said there are three categories of wine at manna -- those on the wine list that guests see, ones that will soon appear on that list, and wines that they are cellaring for future drinking. Mellon said local wine expert Chris Miller and manna's sommelier Alden Mcinnis recently organized the wines. In total, manna has around 700 selections and almost 4,000 bottles.

Two other local eateries have also earned the Best of Award of Excellence. Beach Shop & Grill in Topsail Beach landed on the list in 2023, and The Fortunate Glass in downtown Wilmington first appeared on it in 2022.听

The Grand Award is听Wine Spectator中出少妇视频檚 most prestigious honor, which went to the only听96 restaurants听this year, including those in France, Portugal and San Francisco. Winners will appear in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine, available on newsstands beginning July 9.听

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Allison Ballard is the food and dining reporter at the StarNews. You can reach her ataballard@gannett.com.