Post Hotel & Spa earns ‘2024 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award’

The Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise, Alta. has been honoured for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2024 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.

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“The restaurant industry is growing and thriving, with restaurant openings surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time. To take advantage of the uptick, restaurateurs are re-investing in their wine programs,” says Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher, Wine Spectator. “Restaurants that make wine a priority are what the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards program is all about. I’m pleased to congratulate all 3,777 restaurants for their dedication to wine and exemplary wine lists.”

Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards represent the world’s only program focused exclusively on restaurant wine service. They are assigned on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,150; 1,531; and 96 winners this year in each respective category.

“With one of Canada’s most prestigious wine cellars, The Post Hotel & Spa is honored [SIC] to receive the Wine Spectator Grand Award for the 23rd-consecutive year,” says wine director, Julian Simard-Gillis. “With more than 20,000 bottles representing more than 3,800 labels from around the world, our collection is a testament to over four decades of passionate curating and collecting. Our knowledgeable team of Sommeliers take great pride in offering these exquisite wines, all of which are ageing beautifully and include older Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Barolo, going back almost 70 years. More than 95 percent [SIC] of our wines were acquired at release and have been stored meticulously since, ensuring they are presented in their finest condition.”

Post Hotel & Spa has won the Grand Award. The Grand Award is the program’s highest honour. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver a serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation.

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