Star Wine List of the Year Hong Kong/Macau – the finalists

On 8 december, Hong Kong and Macau's best wine lists are rewarded by Star Wine List for the first time. The winners will be announced during a digital event. Here are all the finalists.

Join top sommelier jurors Marc Almert, Paz Levinson and Raimonds Tomsons in announcing the winners on:

Tuesday 8 Dec
9 AM Vienna, 4PM HK / Macau
Facebook Live event - click here.

”This year has shown how resilient Hong Kong and Macau are, always coming back after every setback. I can't wait to go back and enjoy the world-class dining and wine places soon again. And we are happy to applaud the great teams and wine lists in the cities, with Star Wine List of the Year,” says Krister Bengtsson, Star Wine List's founder and publisher.

The finalists have been chosen by an international top sommelier jury, presented below. There are five categories in total, here are all the finalists:

Categories:

Grand Prix

– The top wine list overall

Finalists:
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong
Louise, Hong Kong
PIIN Wine Restaurant, Hong Kong
Robuchon au Dôme, Macau
Terrazza, Macau
Zi Yat Heen, 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

Finalists:
Buenos Aires Polo Club, Hong Kong
IFTM Educational Restaurant, Macau
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong

Short Wine List

– Best short wine list, with less than 250 wines.

Finalists:
Belon, Hong Kong
Buenos Aires Polo Club, Hong Kong
FRANCIS, Hong Kong
IFTM Educational Restaurant, Macau
Mott 32, Hong Kong

By the Glass Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list by the glass

Finalists:
Belon, Hong Kong
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong
La Cabane, Hong Kong
Louise, Hong Kong
PIIN Wine Restaurant, Hong Kong
Terrazza, Macau

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Amelia, Hong Kong
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong
Louise, Hong Kong
Robuchon au Dôme, Macau
Terrazza, Macau


THE JURY
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 jury votes independently for their favourites, considering width, depth, originality and value. The aggregate score then decides the finalists and winners.

The participating wine lists come from venues that are listed by Star Wine List and have an updated list with us, and from venues that have submitted their wine list to us. Participation is free of charge.

The winners are awarded Gold stars. The runners up will earn Silver stars. In addition to the honour and diplomas, the winners will be invited to the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year in Vienna, May 28, 2021.

The Best Austrian Wine List winner will be invited, all-inclusive, to the Global Final and to Vievinum in Vienna 2021 by Austrian Wine.

Follow the event live 8 December, 9 AM Vienna, 4PM HK / Macau:
Star Wine List's Facebook page
Live event on Facebook

Published 26-November-2020
News / Hong Kong
In partnership with Austrian Wine

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