Juban’s Creole Restaurant & Caterer has recently been bestowed the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine for having one of the elite wine lists in Louisiana and the United States. This is the ninth consecutive year that Juban’s has received this award. The Best of Award of Excellence gives special recognition to restaurants with wine lists that display vintage depth with vertical offerings of several top producers from major regions, and excellent breadth across world regions. Only 878 restaurants in the world have been given this two-glass award level. Juban’s is the only restaurant in Baton Rouge and one of only 10 restaurants in Louisiana to have received this recognition by Wine Spectator for 2012, in company with the likes of Emeril’s Delmonico, Stella, Brennan’s, and Clancy’s of New Orleans. Only Emeril’s New Orleans and Commander’s Palace have received the three-glass Grand Award in Louisiana.
“Although this has been Juban’s ninth year to receive this special award, I believe that the past two years have been our best effort by delving more into European and South American countries and their varietals, and by expanding our vintage selection of premium wines. Angela Lowther-Walker, our Director of Wine & Spirits, has really excelled in this endeavor. We now have over 750 selections on our list” stated Scott Callais, General Manager of Juban’s. “The main concern with such a list is making sure that our suppliers keep these wine selections in stock year round,” Mr. Callais remarked. Juban’s has also recently received the honor of being voted Best Fine Dining Restaurant of 2012 by 225 Magazine and its readers.