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World’s Best Wine Lists 2023: Regional Category Awards winners revealed

An outstanding set of Regional Category Award-winners form the shortlists for the Global Category Awards to be announced in September.

By David Williams

The World of Fine Wine is proud to announce the winners of the World’s Best Wine Lists 2023 Regional Category Awards.

The winners were chosen as the best establishments in 19 categories in each of six regions: Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, and South & Central America and the Caribbean.

The regional winners in each category will now go on to compete for the Global Category Awards, which will be announced on September 11, 2023, at an awards ceremony at London’s Glaziers Hall.

“Every year, the task of selecting the Regional Category Award-winners gets that little bit more difficult, as the standard of competition rises,” said the chairman of the World’s Best Wine Lists awards and editor of The World of Fine Wine, Neil Beckett.

“We are delighted with the quality of the 2023 Regional Awards, and every establishment featured here can feel very proud of earning a place on the list.”

The World’s Best Wine Lists is a global awards program created in 2014 by the multi-award-winning publication The World of Fine Wine.

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, it 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.

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World’s Best Wine Lists 2023 Regional Category Awards

Best Long Wine List (more than 500 wines)

Aux Beaux Arts / Imperial Court MGM Grand, Macau—Asia

Catalina, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Park Hotel, Vitznau, Switzerland—Europe

Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas, Texas, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Medium-Size Wine List (fewer than 500 wines)

Vista, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan—Asia

Supernormal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

Humo, London, UK—Europe

One & Only, Le Saint Géran, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

Atomix, New York City, USA—North America

Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Short Wine List (fewer than 200 wines)

Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon Elements, Hong Kong / Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon IFC Mall, Hong Kong—Asia

Firedoor Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

29, Istanbul, Turkey—Europe

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Atoboy, New York City, USA—North America

Best Micro Wine List (fewer than 100 wines / no more than four printed pages)

Tsunami, Mosman Park, Western Australia, AustraliaAustralasia

John’s House, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, UKEurope

Nopa, San Francisco, California, USA—North America

Best New Wine List (opened after January 2019)

Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

Humo, London, UK—Europe

Naro, New York City, USA—North America

Best By-The-Glass Wine List (with Coravin®)

Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong—Asia

Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

The Lecture Room & Library at Sketch, London, UK—Europe

Blue Penny Cellar, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

San Francisco Wine Society, San Francisco, California, USA—North America

K’u’uk, Mérida, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best By-The-Glass Wine List (without Coravin®)

Imperial Court, MGM Grand, Macau—Asia

Chin Chin, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

VIN Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway—Europe

The Barrel Room—North America

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong—Asia

Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Park Hotel, Vitznau, Switzerland—Europe

Blue Penny Cellar, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius— Middle East and Africa

March, Houston, Texas, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List

Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong—Asia

Jonah’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel, Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Park Hotel, Vitznau, Switzerland—Europe

Blue Penny Cellar, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary, North Carolina—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Hotel Wine List

Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong—Asia

Jonah’s, Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Park Hotel, Vitznau, Switzerland—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar, Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Regional Wine List (in the region)

Hajime, Osaka, Japan—Asia

Bennelong, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

La Bandiera, Civitella Casanova, Abruzzo, Italy—Europe

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Press Restaurant, St Helena, California, USA—North America

K’u’uk, Mérida, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Regional Wine List (outside the region)

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong (Italy)—Asia

Pearl Chablis & Oyster Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Chablis)—Australasia

Britannia Hotel, Trondheim, Norway (France)—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar, Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius (France)—Middle East and Africa

RPM Italian, Washington DC, USA (Italy)—North America

Best Organic Wine List

Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau (Grand Buffet, Hua Ting, Mesa by José Avillez, Palace Garden, Zuicho)—Asia

Otto, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia—Australasia

Jack’s Brasserie, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa, Bern, Switzerland—Europe

Jing Restaurant, Constance, Halaveli, Maldives—Middle East and Africa

Barcelona Wine Bar, Washington DC, USA—North America

Best Sake List (outside Japan)

Tsunami, Mosman Park, Western Australia, Australia—Australasia

Jing Restaurant, Constance, Halaveli, Maldives—Middle East and Africa

Sushi Nakazawa, New York City, USA—North America

Best Spirits List

Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

Nobelhart und Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany—Europe

Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

March, Houston, Texas, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Best Value Wine List

La Bandiera, Civitella Casanova, Abruzzo, Italy—Europe

Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Terzo, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA—North America

Best Wine Bar List

Marion Wine, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

VIN Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway—Europe

Brut, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel—Middle East and Africa

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

Best Designed Wine List

Kuda Villingili, Malé, Maldives—Asia

Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

29, Istanbul, Turkey—Europe

Cyann Restaurant, Mahé, Seychelles—Middle East and Africa

March, Houston, Texas, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

Most Original Wine List

Mesa by José Avillez, Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau—Asia

Supernormal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

Tasca d’Almerita – Capofaro Estate, Salina, Italy—Europe

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Contento Restaurant, New York City, USA—North America

Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

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