On 23 October we will return to Denmark to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them for the fourth time. Now our top sommelier jury has evaluated all the wine lists that entered the competition – and today we reveal the finalists.
Denmark will be our fourth stop on the Star Wine List of the Year international tour 2023-2024. The event will be held in Copenhagen on 23 October.
The jury for the Danish event is filled with top sommeliers:
• Heidi Mäkinen MW
• Julie Dupouy-Young
• Ronan Sayburn MS
• Christian Thorsholt Jacobsen
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 Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber. 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.
And – here are all the finalists:
– The best list overall
The winner will be announced at the event.
Best Long List
– For wine lists with more than 600 references
The category is presented by DAOU
Best Medium-Sized Wine List
– Recognizes the best wine list with 200-600 references.
Fasangården, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Haraldskær Sinatur Hotel & Konference, Vejle
Kødbyens Fiskebar, Copenhagen
Restaurant Babylon, Copenhagen
Restaurant Camino, Copenhagen
Silberbauers Bistro, Copenhagen
v.Lo winebar, Copenhagen
Best Short List
– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 200 listings.
Best Austrian Wine List
– Recognizes the best list with wines from Austria
The category is presented by Austrian Wine
Best Sparkling Wine List
– Recognizes the best list with sparkling wines.
The category is presented by Nyetimber
Best California Wine List
– Recognizes the best list with wines from California
The category is presented by Louis M. Martini
Best By the Glass List
– Recognizes the best by the glass list.
Best Newcomer List
Sustainable Wine List
– 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 Digestif List
– Recognizes the best post dinner spirits list.
The category is presented by Juuls
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.
Premium - turning into Pro
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.
Louis M. Martini
Louis M. Martini is an iconic Californian wine producer. Read more by clicking on the logo.
English sparkling producer Nyetimber is the leading producer of sparkling wine in the country.