Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach is one of six restaurants in Delaware to win a 2017 Wine Spectator Award.

Lupo, one of SoDel Concepts’ 10 coastal Delaware restaurants, received an Award of Excellence for its assortment of producers and a thematic match to the menu in price and style.

Lupo’s all-Italian list, which features up to 100 selections, was crafted by Mike Zygmonski, a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the wine director for SoDel Concepts, which also owns The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens and Plate Catering.

Zygmonski, a Lewes native, spent three years working in New York restaurants, including Eataly. Zygmonski categorized the wine list by body — light, medium and full — rather than by grape or region. However, the regions are also named, and the list has a map of Italy so guests can see the wine's origin.

The list of award winners will be in Wine Spectator’s August issue, which is on newsstands July 18 and online at

For information on Lupo Italian Kitchen, call 226-2240 or visit