Palais Coburg – Silvio Nickol in Vienna won the category Best Sparkling Wine List when Star Wine List of the Year Austria 2022 was celebrated on May 23.
"Palais Coburg – Silvio Nickol has an amazing selection of sparkling wines. I loved the verticals from many great Champagne producers, with some rare gems here and there," says jury member Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021.
In 2021, Palais Coburg – Silvio Nickol won the Grand Prix category both in Austria and in the International Final.
The winners of Star Wine List of the Year 2022 were revealed by Star Wine List's founder Krister Bengtsson and Ambassador Manager Liora Levi during a live event in Vienna on May 23. The event was held together with Dorli Muhr and her PR agency Wine+Partners, who were hosting their annual "Christmas party" the same night.
This was the second time the awards were held for Austria, and the first time we were doing it live. Last year's Star Wine List of the Year Austria was a purely online event.
For the Star Wine List of the Year awards in Austria, Star Wine List was also happy to partner with the website and sommelier community Kalk & Kegel.
In the jury for Star Wine List of the Year Austria this year, we are proud to have some of the best and most well-renowned wine professionals in the world:
• Rajat Parr, sommelier, winemaker, author
• Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2017
• Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada
• Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021
CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA
The jury members vote independently for their favorites considering width, depth, originality and value. 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.