It’s no secret that the restaurant industry was one of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. With forced closures and then limited access and seating, it has been a long difficult year for most dining establishments. Even amid these struggles, the Melting Pot in Littleton on 2707 W. Main Street in Littleton, stayed open when permitted for ordering and pickup and began in-person seating when the mandates allowed. So with all the challenges restaurants are enduring it was exciting to hear that the Melting Pot in Littleton made the list of restaurants in 2020 earning the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator in their 2020 Restaurant Awards. This program recognizes thoughtfully chosen wine lists that offer quality and diversity, as well as compatibility with the restaurant’s style and menu. These lists can range in size from just under 100 to several hundred selections. According to the report, the Melting Pot’s strength is California wine, with an inventory of around 3,300 bottles and 150 selections.
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Its program to recognize the world’s best wine restaurants began in 1981. This year’s awards program—which successfully moved forward despite the effects of COVID-19—recognizes 3,776 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and over 79 countries. 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 15,000 wines each year.