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Star Wine List of the Year Belgium – 12 Nov

On November 12 we will come to Belgium to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them for the first time. All restaurants and wine bars in Belgium are welcome to enter, free of charge.

Belgium will be included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the first time we are running it in Belgium. Star Wine List of the Year Belgium will be held on November 12, during the Best Sommelier of Belgium contest at Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp, arranged by Guilde des Sommeliers de Belgique

The awards are open for all restaurants and wine bars in Belgium, free of charge.

Last day to enter was Sunday 24 September 2023.


The jury: Piotr Pietras MS, Julie Dupouy-Young, Ronan Sayburn MS and local judge Antoine Lehebel.

For the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Belgium, we have gathered a top sommelier jury:
• Piotr Pietras MS
• Julie Dupouy-Young
• Ronan Sayburn MS
• Antoine Lehebel (as our local judge)

Categories and criteria

Star Wine List judges the wine lists in several categories such as the Best Sparkling Wine List and Best By the Glass List. These categories are the same across all of the awards. In addition, local categories may be added. We have commercial partners for certain categories, such as the Best Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber. The commercial partners are, however, never involved in the selections of finalists or winners — that is completely up to our independent jury panel.

The criteria for the jury are straightforward but not simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.



Grand Prix, presented by Premium Estates of Austria
The best list overall
Best Long List
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List
200-600 references.
Best Short List
<200 references.
Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine
Best Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber
Best California Wine List
Best By the Glass List, presented by Young Charly
Best Newcomer List
Sustainable Wine List
For the Sustainable Wine List category, not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, as described through a questionnaire in the application.

The winners in the international categories will qualify for our International Final in June 2024, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents.

More categories, the jury and other news will be presented in this post later.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

Commercial partners

For commercial opportunities, please contact Star Wine List at

Published 16-August-2023
Event / Belgium

Sunday 12 November

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Austrian Wine

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board is based in Vienna, and is a national service body for the Austrian wine industry. The aim is to strategically support, coordinate and maintain quality and sales.


English sparkling producer Nyetimber is the leading producer of sparkling wine in the country.

Premium Estates of Austria

Read more about Premium Estates of Austria here.

Young Charly

Read more about Young Charly here.


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