Fine dining restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen won three categories in Star Wine List of the Year Denmark 2020: Apart from the Grand Prix category, the restaurant also won By The Glass and Austrian Wines.
”A world-class wine list with a rare breadth and depth covering iconic wines as well as some of the most experimental winemakers and most committed farmers. Covering the world, its most famous regions and the up-and-coming terroirs, it is also to notice the back vintages and library selection allowing to enjoy mature wines,” says jury member Pascaline Lepeltier about Geranium’s wine list.
Here are all the finalists and winners:
– The top Danish wine list overall
By the Glass Wine List
– Recognizes the best wine list by the glass
Austrian Wine List
– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines
The category is presented by Austrian Wine
Natural / Low intervention
– Recognizes the best Low intervention / Natural wine list
– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings
Special Jury Prize
– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.
The category is presented by Vintec
In addition to the honour and diplomas, winners of several categories will be invited to the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year in Vienna, May 28 2021 – where the best wine lists in the world will be crowned.
The winners of the category Best Austrian Wine List in each country will also get an all-inclusive trip to Vienna for the Global Final and VieVinum in May 2021.
The jury for this Star Wine List of the Year event is five renowned international sommeliers with tons of competitions on their resumés:
• Arvid Rosengren
ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2016 and partner of Star Wine List, Arvid Rosengren returns to the jury duties after also having been part of the jury for Star Wine List of the Year in Sweden earlier this year. Arvid Rosengren is based in New York and heads up the wine program at the restaurant Legacy Records.
• Paz Levinson
Argentinian top sommelier Paz Levinson is based in France, where she oversees the wine program for the entire Pic restaurant group. An experienced competitor, Paz Levinson has won the Best Sommelier of Argentina and Americas.
• Pascaline Lepeltier
The influential and New York-based Lepeltier is managing partner and sommelier at Racines in Manhattan. She is also the Best Sommelier of France 2018 and has also won the prestigious title Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
• Marc Almert
Marc Almert is the current 2019 ASI Best Sommelier of the World. Marc is from Germany but is currently Head Sommelier at Baur-au-lac in Zurich, Switzerland.
• Raimonds Tomsons
Raimonds Tomsons is the ruling ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa. Tomsons is the head sommelier at restaurant Vincents in Riga, Latvia.