Celebrating excellence: Beaker & Flask honored with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence

Press release from Beaker & Flask Wines and Craft Cocktails

ALACHUA, Fla. — Beaker & Flask Fine Wines and Craft Cocktails, North Central Florida’s newest destination for wine enthusiasts, was just acknowledged by its industry’s leading magazine, Wine Spectator, with the publication’s Award of Excellence, published in its Aug. issue, available July 11. 

Based in Alachua’s San Felasco Tech City, Beaker & Flask earned the honor with only five months in business. “We’re thrilled,” says Operations Manager Melody Wilson. “Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence represents the pinnacle of recognition in our industry. It validates our exceptional wine program and the work of our team.”

Wine Spectator’s award recognizes establishments offering wine lists with “at least 90 selections [and featuring] a well-chosen assortment of quality producers.” According to Wine Spectator’s website, less than 1800 restaurants and wine bars nationwide earn the Award of Excellence. 

Winners “… offer the human [element]… listening to their customers… offering a personalized experience,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher, Wine Spectator. “This annual issue celebrates the places where wine is at the top of that conversation.”

In addition to its extensive wine list, Beaker & Flask offers hand-crafted cocktails, drink-making and wine education classes, discounted happy hours, and a monthly wine club, Wilson said. “Combined with our ‘cool vibes’ and warm hospitality, we’re striving to become a destination of choice,” she says.

“This recognition is a testament to the passion and dedication of our team,” said Elliott Welker, founder of Beaker & Flask. “We’re immensely grateful for the support of our patrons who made this achievement possible.”

Welker said as a token of gratitude, Beaker & Flask is celebrating the award with special events and promotions, including exclusive wine tastings, discounts on select bottles, and curated food and wine pairing experiences. Guests should visit www.BeakerandFlaskWineBar.com for more information.