Alchemist won Best Sparkling Wine List in Denmark

Nina Jensen and Christopher Kok from Alchemist with Star Wine List's Arvid Rosengren, Krister Bengtsson and Liora Levi, and Karl Thogersen from Nyetimber.

Alchemist in Copenhagen won the Best Sparkling Wine List category when Star Wine List of the Year Denmark was celebrated on Aug. 29. The category recognizes the best wine list with sparkling wine and was presented by Nyetimber.

"It was a great surprise. I’ve spent a lot of time in the cellar putting all the disgorging dates on the wine list, so my Corona was spent on putting every date on every bottle. Now I think it was worth the time," says Christopher Kok, Head Sommelier at Alchemist.

"Alchemist put together a very complete and hollistic sparkling selection which is one of the best in the world. Any bubble lover would find something to be delighted with, and it is a rare thing to accomplish!" says jury member Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France.

Alchemist also won the prestigious Grand Prix category, recognizing the best list with more than 600 references.

Star Wine List of the Year is our event to celebrate the great wine lists and the teams behind them. It is part of our international Star Wine List tour - and the winners in several categories will qualify for our international final in June 2023.

This was the third time Star Wine List of the Year Denmark was celebrated.

The silver medalists in the sparkling category were:
Geranium, Copenhagen
HimmerRiget, Farsø
Kong Hans Kælder, Copenhagen
Møntergade, Copenhagen


The Best Sparkling Wine List category was presented by Nyetimber:

"We've always been very strong in the HORECA segment, and we want to be listed on the best wine lists in the world, in hotels, restaurants and wine bars. Star Wine List has a great international reach, and it feels like a perfect match for us to be a part of this event," says Karl Thogersen, Head of Sales - International at Nyetimber.

The jury comprises some of the best sommeliers in the world:
Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier of the World 2016
Heidi Mäkinen MW, Best Sommelier of Finland
Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France

The jury members vote independently for the most exciting wine list representing the category. The jurys' votes are then added up to decide the finalists and the winners.

The winners in the international categories are all qualified to the international final of Star Wine List of the Year that will be held in June.

Read more about how we judge Star Wine List of the Year here.

Published 29-August-2022
News / Denmark

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