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Best in Region winners: World’s Best Wine Lists 2021

By David Williams |  September 24 2021

World's Best Wine Lists Best in Region
Contento New York City, the Best Micro Wine List in North America 2021

Earlier this week, Neil Beckett, WFW Editor and Chairman of the World’s Best Wine Lists judging panel, announced the Best in Region winners in each of 18 categories for the 2021 World’s Best Wine Lists awards.

The winners, which are judged alongside their peers in six regions (Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, and South and Central America), will now go forward to compete for the coveted global prizes, which will be announced in an online ceremony on November 1, 2021.

Here we publish for the first time the full list of Best in Region winners. 

 

Best Long Wine List

Asia: Les Amis, Singapore

Australasia: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia

Europe: Restaurant Tantris, Munich, Germany

Middle East/Africa: Archipel Wine Cellar, Mauritius

North America: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Houston, Texas, USA

South & Central America: Grand Old House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Best Medium-Size Wine List

Asia: Amelia, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: 2KW, Adelaide, Australia

Europe: Big Wine Freaks, Moscow, Russia

Middle East/Africa: Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

North America: Kinship, Washington DC, USA

South & Central America: Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Best Short Wine List

Asia: Restaurant Koke, Kyoto-fu, Japan

Australasia: Cocoro, Ponsonby, New Zealand

Europe: Ballymaloe House, Shangarry, Cork, Ireland

Middle East/Africa: Boca, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

North America: The Bristol, Chicago, USA

South & Central America: Oteque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Best Micro Wine List

Australasia: Firedoor, Sydndey, Australia

Europe: Park Row, London, United Kingdom

North America: Contento Restaurant, New York City, USA

South & Central America: La Niña, Lima, Peru

 

Best Regional Wine List (in region)

Asia: Hajime, Osaka, Japan

Australasia: Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange, Australia

Europe: Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy

Middle East/Africa: Karibu Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa

North America: PRESS Restaurant, St-Helena, California, USA

South & Central America: KUUK, Merida, Mexico

 

Best Regional Wine List (outside region)

Asia: Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare, Singapore (for Italian wines)

Australasia: Felix, Sydney, Australia (for French wines)

Europe: Matteo’s at Annabel’s, London, United Kingdom (for Italian wines)

Middle East/Africa: Blue Penny Cellar, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius (for French wines)

North America: Wallsé, New York City, USA (for Austrian wines)

South & Central America: Luca, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (for Italian wines)

 

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List

Asia: Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia

Europe: Domaine les Crayères, Reims, France

Middle East/Africa: Archipel Wine Cellar, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

North America: Babbo, New York City, USA

South & Central America: Grand Old House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List

Asia: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia

Europe: Atrio, Cáceres, Spain

Middle East/Africa: Archipel Wine Cellar, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

North America: Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, Florida USA

South & Central America: Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas

 

Best Sake List (outside Japan)

Asia: Nouri, Singapore

Australasia: Saké, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Europe: The Chedi, Andermatt, Switzerland

Middle East/Africa: Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi

North America: The World Residences at Sea, Florida, USA

 

Best Spirits List

Asia: La Terre, Singapore

Australasia: Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange, Australia

Europe: Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy

Middle East/Africa: Priva Lounge, Pretoria, South Africa

North America: Spruce, San Francisco, California, USA

South & Central America: Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Best By-the-Glass List (with Coravin)

Asia: Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: Charley Noble, Wellington, New Zealand

Europe: Sketch Lecture Room & Library, London, United Kingdom

Middle East/Africa: Jing, Halaveli, Republic of the Maldives

North America: Wine Bar George, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

South & Central America: Ajuala, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Best By-the-Glass List (without Coravin)

Asia: Nouri, Singapore

Australasia: The Ortega Fish Shack, Mount Victoria, New Zealand

Europe: Sager + Wilde Hackney Road, London, United Kingdom

Middle East/Africa: Cyann Restaurant, Mahé, Seychelles

North America: SingleThread Farms & Restaurant, Healdsburg, California, USA

South & Central America: Taste-Vin, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Best Wine Bar List

Asia: Chinois (Shibuya), Tokyo, Japan

Australasia: 10 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Europe: Bubbles & Wines, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

North America: Terroir Tribeca, New York City, USA

 

Best Hotel Wine List

Asia: Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong China

Australasia: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia

Europe: The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal

Middle East/Africa: Archipel Wine Cellar, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

North America: The Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

South & Central America: Blue by Eric Ripert, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Most Original Wine List

Asia: Hajime, Osaka, Japan

Australasia: fermentAsian, Tanunda, South Australia

Europe: Fare, London, United Kingdom

Middle East/Africa: Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

North America: Terroir Tribeca, New York City, USA

South & Central America: Oteque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Best Design

Asia: Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: Attica, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Europe: Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden

Middle East/Africa: Qunu at the Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

North America: The Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

South & Central America: Astrid&Gastón, Lima, Peru

 

Best New Wine List

Europe: Al Mare – The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, London, United Kingdom

North America: Temperance Wine Bar, New York City, USA

 

Best Value Wine List

Asia: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong, China

Australasia: Cazador, Mount Eden, New Zealand

Europe: The Old Bridge Hotel and Wine Shop, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

North America: Wild Ginger, Seattle, Washington State, USA

 

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