New West restaurant’s wine list wins another award

Piva Modern Italian restaurant’s wine list continues to rack up the awards.

The New West restaurant has received an Award of Excellence for its wine list in Wine Spectator magazine’s 2019 Restaurant Awards, becoming the first New Westminster business to be awarded a Wine Spectator Award. This year’s list of nearly 3,800 award winners includes restaurants in 79 countries and territories.

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According to Wine Spectator’s website, the awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. To receive an Award of Excellence, a restaurant must have a wine list that offers at least 90 selections and features a well-chosen assortment of quality producers.

Earlier this year, Piva’s wine list received a bronze medal at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Those awards recognize restaurants in B.C. and Alberta that have created wine lists that complement their establishment's unique menu and concept.

Piva’s wine director Christopher McFadden said the restaurant’s wine list is represented by 200 selections from B.C. and Italy, including a number of smaller, more unique artisan selections and varietals. The restaurant is located at 787 Columbia Street in Anvil Centre.

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