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Chandlers Celebrates Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”

Chandlers Restaurant today announced that for the second consecutive year the downtown Boise fine dining destination has been awarded the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. Company founder Rex Chandler said Chandlers is honored to be the only restaurant in the state of Idaho to receive this prestigious award not only once, but twice.

“We think this second recognition, being so challenging to achieve at all, let alone in back-to-back competitions, places Chandlers among the world’s outstanding fine dining experiences,” Chandler said.

The Best of Award of Excellence gives special recognition to distinguished restaurants with an impressive wine list. These lists offer a unique and wide selection of wine for their customer that varies in region or vintage depth. Wine lists are judged on a global level, in all 50 states and in 75 countries. The judging categories are as follows: wine director/sommelier, wine strengths, wine selections, wine pricing, corkage, and cuisine type/menu prices.

Chandlers’ wine list features over 650 wine selections from all over the globe, with a total inventory of over 6,000 bottles. More than 20 wines are offered by the glass and are rotated by season to provide the best pairing options for a menu in continuous refinement. Chandlers has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator every year since 2008 – the foundation for enabling the restaurant to achieve the Best of Award of Excellence in both 2013 and 2014.

This year also serves as a celebration of 40 years for Rex Chandler’s involvement in the fine dining industry. As a revolutionary restaurateur, Rex Chandler has been incorporating his world class dining ideas and setting a standard of uncompromising quality in the region since 2007. Earlier, he has owned 13 fine dining destinations in Hawaii, southern California and Sun Valley, Idaho.

About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is arguably the world’s most authoritative wine magazine. It publishes 15 times per year and is read by 2.5 million epicureans interested in expanding their knowledge and appreciation of wine, fine dining, cooking and entertaining, and world travel. Editorial features include in-depth wine tasting reports, a buying guide, and travel and fine dining features. Wine Spectator editors review more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings. Winemakers gauge their success based on an 85 or better rating on the magazine’s 100-point scale. The ratings have a powerful influence on consumers.