––Shula’s Naples Among 1,168 Award Winners Worldwide;
Full 2017 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator
’s August Issue––


Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2017Naples, Fla. (July 11, 2017) — Shula’s Naples inside the Hilton Naples has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are particularly proud to present this year’s winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “As wine becomes more important to diners, the Awards program is thriving—with an increasing number of entries, as well as growing print, digital and social audiences. Wine Spectator congratulates each and every award winner.”

Wine Spectator Magazine CoverWine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,335; 1,168; and 89 winners this year in each respective category. Five of the Grand Award winners are first timers.

Shula’s Naples won the Best of Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year and previously has been an Award of Excellence winner since 2006.

Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.

“Our Shula’s Naples team is honored to be recognized by Wine Spectator for our dedication to providing the finest wines to our guests,” said Tom Donahue, general manager, Shula’s Naples. “We will continue to develop our extensive list with offerings unmatched in the area.”

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 18, and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward.

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About Shula’s Naples

Shula’s is located in the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season”—the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. One of the Top Five Steak Houses in America, Shula’s provides fine dining with an award-winning menu and exceptional team service. Shula’s Naples can also accommodate private group functions and dinners. For more information visit ShulasNaples.com.

Media Contacts:

Shula’s Naples — Jeff Jerome / (239) 659-3176 / [email protected]

Wine Specator — Jacob Striter / (646) 695-7047 / [email protected]

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