On May 25 we will come to Germany, Austria and Switzerland to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them for the first time. All restaurants and wine bars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are welcome to enter, free of charge.
Saturday 25 May
Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the third time we are running it in Germany and Austria, and the second time for Switzerland. This event will celebrate all three countries combined. Star Wine List of the Year DACH will be held in Vienna on May 25.
The awards are open for all restaurants and wine bars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
More info about how to enter will be presented in this post as soon as the registration opens.
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 Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine. 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
The best list overall
• Best Long List
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
• Best Medium-Sized List
• Best Short List
• Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine
• Best Sparkling Wine List
• Best California Wine List
• Best By the Glass List
• 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.
For commercial opportunities, please contact Star Wine List at firstname.lastname@example.org
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