Boulder's Frasca Food and Wine won the James Beard Foundation's 2013 "Outstanding Wine Program" award, the foundation announced today at a ceremony in New York.
The wine program award is given to "a restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, a knowledgeable staff and efforts to educate customers about wine."
This was Frasca's fourth nomination for the award.
Bobby Stuckey, a master sommelier and co-owner of the restaurant at 1738 Pearl St., also was nominated twice in previous years for "outstanding wine service," as well as in 2000 as the sommelier at The Little Nell restaurant in Aspen.
Stuckey was nominated in 2008 for the James Beard "outstanding wine and spirits professional" award for mentoring young sommeliers from all over the country, while Frasca chef and co-owner Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson won the award for best chef in the Southwest in 2008.