The best International Short Lists 2022

Here is the guide to the best wine places around the world with short wine lists – less than 250 different labels. These venues were all finalists in Star Wine List of the Year International 2022. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

  1. Phone: +358 10 6668459

    Address: Kalevankatu 6, Helsinki (currently pop-up: Bulevardi 2-4)

    International Best Short List of the Year 2022

    ​This small, cosy and comfortable living room-like wine bar opened up in 2012 and was actually the first proper wine bar in Helsinki. Apart from the solid wine program, they’ve become famous for their servings of small-producer cheeses and charcuteries to go with the wine. Vin-Vin runs their own importing company, and thanks to that they’re able to get hold of some rare wines without prices going through the roof.

  2. Phone: +44 20 7254 3414

    Address: 322-324 Acton Mews, E8 4EA, London

    International Best Short List of the Year 2022

    Planque describes itself as a wine drinker’s clubhouse. Situated in the hip easterly neighbourhood of Haggerston it has a restaurant, members lounge, impressive cellar space, retail store and ongoing programme of wine events. Spread across two railway arches, the restaurant and wine bar area features a hefty, long wooden table for communal dining and some more intimate tables for two and four. The food is creative and stylish, modern French with flair and seasonality at its core. With lots of pale wood and natural materials, it has a luxurious scandi vibe. The wine list, whilst not extensiv...

  3. Phone: +46 8 522 256 52

    Address: Odengatan 52, Stockholm

    Best Short List of the Year Nordic 2022

    A wine bar in the Vasastan area of Stockholm with a few classic dishes, warm atmosphere, and a very wide range of wines on the wine list. The crew is experienced and knows how to take care of guests. A safe bet for wine lovers of all stripes!

  4. Phone: +43 1 512222910

    Address: Dominikanerbastei 17, Wien

    International Best Short List of the Year 2022

    One of the first bistros in Vienna, with top-notch food and an outstanding wine list. This place was actually the beginning of a new era of gastronomy in Vienna! Konstantin Filippou, the owner of O Boufés, as well as the two-Michelin starred restaurant next door, focuses on biodynamic and natural wines from Austria. Here you can drop by for a glass of wine in the bar, or (if you catch a table) have a nice dinner with friends and a bottle or two. If you are in Vienna during the ​summer, ask for a table outside and enjoy one of the best guest gardens in the city!

  5. Address: Tehtaankatu 27-29, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Nordic 2022

    ​Drinkability is the keyword here; BasBas in Helsinki appreciates fresh and easy-drinking natural wines. The food menu is shown on the blackboard and changes often – sometimes daily, or even in the middle of the evening. The portions are on the smaller side, and perfect for sharing if you want to have the whole experience of what the staff in the huge open kitchen can offer. This restaurant is all about feeling good and enjoying yourself while sipping wine and eating well, so remember to bring an open mind when coming here. The wine bar isn’t big, but there’s space enough for you to sip a gla...