How to be listed by Star Wine List

Star Wine List is the guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants. Star Wine List is produced by wine professionals, for all wine lovers.

Please note that Star Wine List is not a club or membership for restaurants or wine bars. Venues cannot choose to join Star Wine List, and they cannot pay to be listed. Star Wine List's team and ambassadors make the selection of venues.

As of December 2021, Star Wine List has two levels of recommendations: Red Star and White Star.


The White Star is quite simply a wine bar/restaurant where we like the wine list, but we do not yet have a visit and recommendation for it. To be a White Star, the venue has to share the wine list either on the website or directly with Star Wine List.
This is often the first step when we list a venue.


Red Stars are the venues that we would like to bring our wine friends to when they visit our city/region. They are venues that we have visited. They can be small wine bars, bistros, fine dining or hotel restaurants - all styles welcome as long as we think they are great. We definitely prefer when a restaurant has a wine list, but it is not mandatory for wine bars. The Red Stars have full info pages with descriptions written by Star Wine List.

Red Star White Star
Venue - Visited and recommended by our team, ambassadors and network - Not yet recommended by us or our ambassadors
Wine List - In most cases, the venue has a wine list and they share it.
- However, it is not mandatory for a Red Star
- To be listed as a White Star, the venue has to have a wine list and share it publicly on their website, or directly with Star Wine List


Anyone can recommend a venue to us, or suggest their own venue through this link. We will first of all consider it as a White Star.
When a venue is listed as a White Star, we will put it on our list of venues to be visited and considered for Red Star status through our network. For White Star, we can do the evaluation rather quickly. For Red Star it will vary a lot, and we sadly cannot give an estimate how long it will take.

Star Wine List continually evaluates all listings, if you have had a bad experience at a Star Wine List venue, please let us know


Does it cost anything to be listed by Star Wine List?

  • No. We do not accept payments to be listed, and anyone pretending to represent us and make such a claim is a fraud (if that should ever happen, please let us know

Does Star Wine List recommend private wine clubs such as 67 Pall Mall?

  • No, we only recommend venues that are open to the public.

Are you planning to recommend wine shops as well?

  • For the moment, no. We are focusing on wine in the on-trade, meaning restaurants, wine bars etc. Wine bars combined with shops can be recommended.