In NewsAwards

Based in the United States, Wine Spectator magazine is recognised as a leading authority on wine, with around three million readers worldwide. It compiles expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year and has been running its annual Restaurant Awards to highlight the world’s best wine lists for almost four decades.

Allium has been included in the magazine’s prestigious ‘best of’ list in recognition of its extensive selection of more than 500 wines from France and Spain, with significant vintage and breadth across multiple regions.

The restaurant was nominated for the award by Askham Hall’s ‘Maître de Maison’ Front of House Manager, Nico Chièze.  He was also previously Sommelier at the famous Waterside Inn at Bray on-Thames (Michelin 3*) own by Michel Roux Senior, and spent three years as a Sommelier at the Château Cordeillan-Bages (Michelin 2*) in Bordeaux. 

Nico says, “We are proud to be on a global list which celebrates quality, diversity and customer service.  Wine is such an important part of many people’s dining experience and it is immensely satisfying to see a Cumbrian restaurants being included on this list celebrating the world’s very best.”

Editor and Publisher at Wine Spectator, Marvin R. Shanken, says, “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients - we raise a glass to you.”

Allium was also given 3AA rosette status earlier this year and the news comes as Askham Hall this month unveils a nineteenth bedroom for guests – known as ‘the Retreat’ – for staying guests.



Askham Hall
Askham Hall

Askham Hall has 12-acres of beautiful gardens (with an edible theme), an animal viewing area and a stylish rustic café.



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