Apricity won Gold Star for its Sustainable Wine List

Andreas Grube
Published 04-March-2024
News / UK

Apricity in London won the category Sustainable Wine List when Star Wine List and The Buyer celebrated the best wine lists in London and the teams behind them for the fourth time on March 4. The category was presented by Premium Estates of Austria.

”Apricity follow best sustainable practices: they prioritise biodiversity and indigenous grape varieties, work with conscious, organic producers only and also list local, British wines. No paper is used, just a digital wine list. Proper wine wastage and carbon footprint management (ie. BiBs, refillable bottles, etc.),” says jury member Piotr Pietras about the winning list.

Apricity in London won Sustainable Wine List.

In the sustainable category, not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, as described through a questionnaire in the application.

The Silver Star winners in this category were:
Hjem, Wall, Hexham
Moor Hall, Aughton
Seabird, London
Spry, Edinburgh
Trivet, London
Where The Light Gets In, Manchester
Wild Shropshire, Whitchurch, Shropshire

UK is included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this was the fourth time we were running it in UK, in partnership with The Buyer. Apricity will now qualify for our International Final in June 2024, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents.


The jury of our fourth UK awards was filled with sommelier champions:

The jury panel.

• 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.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

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