By David Williams | February 9 2022
The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards, the global awards program created by The World of Fine Wine in 2014, has launched the 2022 edition with a call for entries.
Judged according to a rigorous protocol by independent, international panels of leading professionals, including World Champion Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and highly respected wine writers, The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards is the first awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selection—regardless of size—in the modern dining experience all round the world.
Establishments looking to enter are invited to register for more than 20 Category Awards by April 18, 2022. Shortlists will be announced on August 3, 2022, with the overall winners announced at an Awards Ceremony on September 12, 2022.
Last year’s event saw the much-loved New York City wine bar Terroir Tribeca take the coveted Overall Wine List of the Year, beating off strong competition from a truly international field, with fellow NYC venue Eleven Madison Park taking the Champions’ League Best Overall Wine List, meaning the city took the two biggest prizes on the night.
Establishments from New York also came out top in a further four categories, with another win for Terroir Tribeca (Most Original Wine List) and awards for Wallsé (Best Regional Wine List Outside its region), Contento (Best Micro Wine List), and Temperance Wine Bar (Best New Wine List).
It was a good night, too, for Australasia, with Australia and New Zealand providing two category winners apiece: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria (Best Long Wine List) and Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange, New South Wales (Best Spirits List) from Australia; and Cocoro in Ponsonby (Best Short Wine List) and The Ortega Fish Shack in Mount Victoria from New Zealand.
Europe’s successes meanwhile were neatly divided with a top award apiece to: the UK (sketch Lecture Room & Library, London—Best By-the-Glass List with Coravin®); Italy (Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona—Best Regional Wine List in its region sponsored by Altair); France (Domaine Les Crayères, Reims—Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List sponsored by Accolade Wines); Spain (Atrio, Cáceres, Spain—Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List sponsored by Taylor’s Port); Switzerland (The Chedi, Andermatt—Best Sake List outside Japan); The Netherlands (Bubbles & Wines, Amsterdam—Best Wine Bar List); Portugal (The Yeatman, Porto—Best Hotel Wine List); and Sweden (Grand Hôtel, Stockholm—Best-Designed Wine List).
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