Konstantin Filippou in Vienna won the category Best Short List in the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Austria on 12 May. The category recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings. Star Wine List of the Year is presented in partnership with Austrian Wine.
”It’s always a bit difficult to find the right balance on a shorter list, but we try to select the wines we like and to find diversity. In the end I think that is what makes a good short list,” said sommelier Stefanie Wiesner.
Jury member Raimonds Tomsons said:
”It’s always difficult to create a short wine list with a strong fingerprint. I think the most important thing is to have a strong philosophy, and Konstantin Filippou really has that.”
The silver medalists in the Short Wine List category were:
Media partner for Star Wine List of the Year Austria was Kalk & Kegel. Also, thanks a lot to the Austrian Sommelier Union.
The jury for the event will have five members from of our international top sommelier panel:
Arvid Rosengren, 2016 Best Sommelier of the World
Pascaline Lepeltier, 2018 Best Sommelier of France
Marc Almert, 2019 Best Sommelier of the World
Raimonds Tomsons, 2017 Best Sommelier of Europe
Paz Levinson, Best Sommelier of Argentina and the Americas
Plus our local judge:
Michael Pech, founder of Kalk & Kegel, Star Wine List’s media partner for this competition
If you want to know more about how we judge Star Wine List of the Year, read this article.