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Star Wine List of the Year UK with the Buyer – 4 March

Photo by Benjamin Davies

On March 4 Star Wine List and The Buyer will return to UK to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them, for the fourth time. All restaurants and wine bars in the United Kingdom are welcome to enter, free of charge.

UK will be included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the fourth time we are running it in UK, in partnership with The Buyer. Star Wine List of the Year UK with the Buyer will be held in London on March 4.

The awards are open for all restaurants and wine bars in the United Kingdom, free of charge. Last day to enter was January 21, 2024.


Heidi Mäkinen MW, Piotr Pietras MS, Julie Dupouy-Young, Federico Moccia, Raj Parr

The jury of our fourth UK awards is filled with sommelier champions:
• Heidi Mäkinen MW
• Piotr Pietras MS
• Julie Dupouy-Young
• Federico Moccia
• Raj Parr

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, presented by Bibendum
The best list overall
Best Long List, presented by Matteo Lupi Wines
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List, presented by Luigi Bosca
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, presented by DAOU
Sustainable Wine List, presented by Premium Estates of Austria
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 New Zealand List, presented by New Zealand Wine

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 27-November-2023
Event / UK

Monday 4 March

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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.


Bibendum is one of the UK’s most successful drinks businesses. As a premium wine and spirits partner, we are a countrywide specialist for the On Trade, supplying wine to 13% of the market.

New Zealand Wine

The national organisation for the New Zealand's grape and wine industry.

Luigi Bosca

Luigi Bosca is a wine producer in Mendoza with over 120 years of history.


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.

Louis M. Martini

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


Read more about DAOU by clicking on the logo.

Matteo Lupi Wines

Matteo Lupi Wines is a fine wine specialist supplying the UK’s fine dining trade with rare wines. Read more by clicking the logo.

In partnership with The Buyer

The Buyer is a digital platform to help bring drinks producers, distributors, wine merchants, restaurateurs and sommeliers closer together.

Read more about The Buyer


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