25th Anniversary Restaurant Poll, Top 50 Wines
“To compile the Restaurant Top 50, we asked restaurants to list the ten wines that sold best during the final quarter of 2013. Wineries are ranked by mentions per 100 responses. To break ties, we consider each brand’s total points. The average price includes all bottlings that restaurants listed, at the prices they reported.
“The Top 50 list also provides a clue to contemporary trends. Four of the top five brands have a significant stake in cabernet, and the sommeliers we talked to indicated that cabernet’s popularity surged this year. Veuve Clicquot breaking into the top 20? Somms reported that bubbles were more popular than ever.”