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Star Wine List of the Year France – 12 Feb

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

France will be included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the first time we are running it in France. Star Wine List of the Year France will be held at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris in Paris on February 12.

The awards are open for all restaurants and wine bars in France, free of charge. Last day to enter was Sunday December 31.


Pascaline Lepeltier, Ronan Sayburn MS, Heidi Mäkinen MW and Jeremy Cukierman MW.

For the first ever Star Wine List of the Year France, we have gathered a top sommelier jury:
• Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France 2018 (ASI)
• Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine
• Ronan Sayburn MS
• Jeremy Cukierman MW

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, presented by Dreissigacker
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, presented by Louis M. Martini
Best By the Glass List
Best Newcomer List
Sustainable Wine List, presented by Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné
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.

Best Rhône Wine List, presented by Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné

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 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 26-November-2023
Event / France

Monday 12 February

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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.

Louis M. Martini

Louis M. Martini is an iconic Californian wine producer. Read more by clicking on the logo.


Read more about Dreissigacker here.

Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné


In partnership with Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris will take place from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 February 2024.

Read more about Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris


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