Welcome to Star Wine List

We started Star Wine List because we thought there were so many restaurant guides in the world, but not enough guides where wine lovers can find good wine bars and wine restaurants.

We launched in Stockholm in May 2017 and are now growing outside Sweden.

Selection of wine bars and restaurants
We list all kinds of wine venues ranging from small natural wine bars to fine dining restaurants, the main thing they have in common is that they are serious about wine.

Our more specific criteria include:
– Qualitative wine list with a coherence in line with the venue’s total offering
– High level of wine service and wine knowledge overall
– Proper temperature control and storage for wines in larger cellars
– Qualitative stemware in line with the venue’s offering

But the main criteria is this: we list wine bars and wine restaurants that we want to invite our wine lover friends to, when they are visiting our cities. We give our ambassadors a lot of influence over the selections in their cities - and you will see who has done the selections in those cases. In general we do not list private clubs or pure wine shops.

Is your favorite place not included? Everyone is welcome to give us a tip about venues, and we are assessing them on a continuous basis. Restaurants and bars do not pay to be listed on Star Wine List. We make the editorial decision to include a venue or not.

Have you had a bad experience at a venue we recommend? Please let us know info@starwinelist.com. We continually evaluate venues and remove places that no longer fit.

Krister Bengtsson, Founder, Publisher
Krister has a background in the media and wine industries. In 2018, Swedish wine magazine Allt om Vin named him Wine Person of the Year in Sweden. Krister is also an investor in the British wine bar and magazine Noble Rot.
Andreas Grube, News editor
Arvid Rosengren, Partner and our New York ambassador
Meet the all members of our team here: Star Wine List team


Q: Where does the logo star come from?
A: Designer Richard Kennett in Örebro, Sweden, used the W from "wine" as inspiration and four Ws make up the star.

Q: How does Star Wine List make money?
A: Venues don't pay to be on Star Wine List. We make money through sponsored content, competitions and analytics. Check out our business page.

All information on Star Wine List is protected by copyright and may not be distributed, copied, or used without permission; please read the Terms and Conditions.

Starwinelist AB
Box 2028
10311 Stockholm