Husk is the sole Charleston restaurant on Wine Enthusiast's 2014 list of "America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants."
Last year, Charleston Grill and Circa 1886 were similarly honored.
Of the 20 restaurants selected from the South, more than half - including Husk - are considered "Hall of Fame" members because they've made at least three appearances on the prestigious list. This year's newcomers included Texas' The Pass and Provisions; Underbelly and Barley Swine.
Wine Enthusiast quotes Husk sommelier Matt Tunstall on the compatibility of wines from Europe's porkiest regions with traditional Southern flavors. "The biggest wine discovery this year being Domaine Weinbach 2009 Cuvée Laurence Gewurztraminer," Tunstall told the magazine. "With its viscosity, power, aromatics and acidity, it does amazing things with slow cooked ribs and pork in general."
The magazine describes the wine program as featuring 50 selections organized by soil type. Half of the wines are listed by the glass, and all of them are available by the glass on request. "The goal of the list is to highlight wines that taste like the soil from which they are born, and showcase wines with minimal intervention in the cellar," Tunstall said.
For the complete list, visit http://www.winemag.com/2014-100-Best-Restaurants-in-America.
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