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July 7, 2022

State Room earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2022

State Room Restaurant at MSU among the world’s best restaurants for wine

Michigan State University's State Room Restaurant has again been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards. The awards celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.

“I want to congratulate all 3,169 restaurants that earned one of Wine Spectator’s three awards for their devotion to all things wine,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator. “These awards not only guide our readers to dining establishments with impressive wine lists and outstanding service but also honor restaurants for their achievements and commitment to maintaining pristine cellars. We are thrilled to reveal our 2022 Dining Guide, which points to places where wine drinkers are warmly welcomed.”

Wine Spectator began its program recognizing 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 1,782; 1,290; and 97 winners this year in each respective category.

The State Room has earned the Best of Award of Excellence for 17 consecutive years, an impressive achievement for the dining operation. This year, they are among only 12 restaurants in the state of Michigan that received the Best of Award of Excellence. Additionally, the State Room is the only recipient of this level in the Greater Lansing area.

“It is truly an honor for our team to be continuously recognized for our outstanding wine program,” shared Rebecca Selesky, assistant vice president of MSU Culinary Services. “The award is a symbol of our commitment to providing guests with a well-rounded experience, including a diverse selection of wines to pair with State Room cuisine.”

Recipients of the Best of Award of Excellence display exceptional breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue becomes available on July 12.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Instagram (@wsrestaurantawards), with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward and at, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by attributes including name, proximity, award level, cuisine and pricing. Winners are also profiled in the free Restaurant Awards app, available for iPhone and iPad users.

About the State Room Restaurant

The State Room Restaurant is located inside the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. It is also a part of the Culinary Services department within the Division of Student Life & Engagement at the institution. The perfect blend of casual and upscale dining, the State Room features creative menus from award-winning chefs, seasonal cuisine, an extensive wine list, Michigan craft beers and an elegant bar. Learn more by following us on Facebook (@stateroomrestaurant), Instagram (@stateroomrestaurant) and Twitter (@TheStateRoomEL).

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 (, 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. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc. also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

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