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PIER 22 Among 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winners—

Bradenton, Fla., (July 18, 2017) — PIER 22 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.”

“PIER 22 appreciates good wine for its
ability to add to our guests' experience.
- Bruce Folkins PIER 22 Wine Director

Wine Director Bruce Folkins said, “PIER 22 appreciates good wine for its ability to add to our guests' experience. All that we have accomplished in the casual-fine dining sect has been due to our distinct combination of friendly service, quality food and outstanding wine. We're honored to receive a Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator."

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. PIER 22 has won the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, which is currently out on newsstands and online at 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.

About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator’smagazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch,Shanken News Daily and Shanken's Impact Newsletter.

About PIER 22
PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests. For more information visit