On 8 December, Star Wine List awarded the best wine lists in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time. Robuchon au Dôme won the prestigious Grand Prix category as well as Austrian Wine List (presented by Austrian Wine). Check out all the winners here!
”A truly breath-taking list composed of mainly classics interspersed with some new discoveries – all of which are shown in an enormous depth of vintages. Including an astonishing selection of matured German Rieslings at different maturity levels, which to me stands for an exciting match with Robuchon’s cuisine. Heavenly!” says jury member, and reigning ASI Best Sommelier of the World, Marc Almert about Robuchon au Dôme’s wine list.
– The top wine list overall
Robuchon au Dôme, Macau
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
Short Wine List
– Best short wine list, with less than 250 wines.
Belon, Hong Kong
By the Glass Wine List
– Recognizes the best wine list by the glass
Louise, Hong Kong
Austrian Wine List
– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines
The category is presented by Austrian Wine
Robuchon au Dôme, Macau
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.
• 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 the 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.
The winners are awarded Gold stars, and the runners up Silver stars. In addition to the honour and diplomas, the winners are invited to the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year in Vienna, May 28, 2021. The Best Austrian Wine List winner is invited, all-inclusive, both to the Global Final and to Vievinum in Vienna 2021 by Austrian Wine.