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2018 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator – The Steakhouse at Flying Horse is among Nation’s Winners; Full 2018 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue

Colorado Springs, CO – August 2018 — The Steakhouse has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers. The credibility that comes with being recognized by a high-quality publication such as Wine Spectator is quite the accomplishment for a relatively new restaurant such as The Steakhouse at Flying Horse, especially in Colorado Springs — a market where only three restaurants were awarded this prestigious designation. The 2018 Award of Excellence indicates that The Steakhouse at Flying Horse is quickly becoming one of the region’s leaders for premium wine lists. “It’s a great honor to be included as a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winner. Being among all the other fantastic restaurants recognized is a goal our team has worked toward achieving since opening The Steakhouse in 2015.” said Wendy McHenry, Flying Horse General Manager.

The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 17, and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,700 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. 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 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter. Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards represent impressive wine lists that represent all 50 states and more than 75 countries. To qualify for an award, a wine list must present complete, accurate information, including vintages and appellations for all selections. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, and the overall presentation of the list is also taken into consideration. Lists that meet the criteria are then judged in one of three award categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and the Grand Award.  The award criteria is largely based on wine lists, which typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these lists deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers.For more information about Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards, search for updates on Twitter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward.

About The Steakhouse at Flying Horse
The Steakhouse at Flying Hose is a contemporary restaurant situated in a beautiful Tuscan style villa with dazzling views of the Front Range. In the artful hands of the Flying Horse culinary team, The Steakhouse features delicious appetizers, prime steaks and chops, innovative entrees, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive list of old and new world wines, and individual desserts. Club membership is not required to dine at The Steakhouse. To learn more about all the exciting things happening at The Steakhouse at Flying Horse, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Steakhouse is located in Flying Horse at 1880 Weiskopf Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.
Lunch: 11am-2pm
Dinner: 5pm-10pm
Bar Opens at 4pm
Sunday Brunch 10am-1pm
Reservations online at www.FlyingHorseSteakhouse.com or by calling 719-487-2635.

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