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Wine List of the Year Norway / Norges Beste Vinkart – 24 Sept – save the date

On September 24 we will return to Norway to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them for the fourth time, together with Norges Beste Vinkart.

Norway will be our second stop on our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the fourth time we are running it in Norway. The event is a collaboration between Star Wine List, Norsk Vinkelnerforening and Kapital, and will take place at Bristol Hotel in Oslo on Sunday September 24.

Save the date September 24.

Last day to enter was Sunday August 6. All is free of charge.

The jury for the event is filled with top wine professionals:
• Francesco Marzola
• Rune Rake
• Ole Edvard Berg
• Heidi Mäkinen MW
• Piotr Pietras MS

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 (Norges Beste Vinkart)
The best list overall
Best Austrian Wine List (Beste Østerrikske Vinkart), presented by Austrian Wine
Best Long List (Beste Store Vinkart)
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List (Beste Medium Vinkart)
200-600 references.
Best Short List (Beste Lille Vinkart)
<200 references.
Best Sparkling Wine List (Beste Musserende Vinkart), presented by Nyetimber
Best By the Glass List (Beste Vinkart på Glass), presented by Zwiesel Glas
Best California Wine List (Beste California Vinkart), presented by DAOU
Best Newcomer List (Årets Nykommer)
Sustainable Wine List (Beste Bærekraftige Vinkart), presented by Weingut Wieninger and Weingut Hajszan Neumann
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 Cider List (Best Sider List)
The People's Favourite (Folkets Favoritt)

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 02-June-2023
Event / Norway

Sunday 24 September

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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.

Weingut Wieninger & Weingut Hajszan Neumann

Read more about Weingut Wieninger & Weingut Hajszan Neumann here: Weingut Wieninger & Weingut Hajszan Neumann

Zwiesel Glas

Zwiesel Glas wine glasses are a top glass producer. In Norway, Home Brands is the retail market distributor for Zwiesel Glas and more high end design brands.


Read more about DAOU by clicking on the logo.


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