Mountain in London has the Best Newcomer List the UK

Andreas Grube
Published 04-March-2024
News / UK

Mountain in London won three Gold Stars when Star Wine List and The Buyer returned to the UK to celebrate the best wine lists and the teams behind them for the fourth time. One of the categories was Best Newcomer List, recognizing a venue that recently opened. The category was presented by DAOU.

”A superb list altogether. Clever layout and selection. A list put together with taste, skills and soul,” said jury member Julie Dupouy-Young.

Mountain also won the prestigious Grand Prix category for best wine list overall, and Best Long List, recognizing the best wine list with more than 600 references.

Mountain in London.

The Silver Star winners in the newcomer category were:
Bistro Freddie, London
Claridge's Restaurant, London
Dovetale, London
Gouqi Restaurant, London
Noble Rot Mayfair, London

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.

Mountain 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 panel.

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