Star Wine List of the Year Sweden 2023

On 8 May 2023, Star Wine List will celebrate the best wine lists in Sweden — for the fifth time. The celebration is a part of our international tour and the winners in the international categories in Sweden compete against the winners from many other countries in the international final in June 2023.

The first Swedish Star Wine List celebration took place in 2018. Now, five years later, the competition is going strong and we look forward to gathering in Stockholm once again.

The event will be judged by a line-up of exceptional judges: Mischa Billing, Rajat Parr, Heidi Mäkinen MW, and Paz Levinson.

Important dates

Last day to enter 2 April 2023
Event day 8 May 2023 in Stockholm

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.


Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine
Grand Prix
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List
200-600 references.
Best Short List
<200 references.
Best Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber
Best By the Glass List, presented by Domaine Laroche
Special Jury Prize
For a wine list that does something out of the ordinary.
Sustainable Wine List, presented by Gérard Bertrand
For the Sustainable Wine List category, not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, as described through a questionnaire in the application.

Best California Wine List, presented by Louis M Martini
Best German Wine List, presented by Wines of Germany
Best Swedish Wine List
The best wine list featuring wines from Sweden.
Best Italian Wine List, presented by Mandrarossa
Best Spanish Wine List, presented by Marqués de Riscal

The winners in the international categories will qualify for our International Final in June, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents, such as South Africa, Australia, UK and New York.

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Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

Commercial partners

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Published 09-March-2023
News / Sweden

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Austrian Wine

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board is based in Vienna, and is a national service body for the Austrian wine industry. The aim is to strategically support, coordinate and maintain quality and sales.


English sparkling producer Nyetimber is the leading producer of sparkling wine in the country.

Domaine Laroche

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Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand is the spearhead of a viticulture committed to a better future. With the Languedoc's benchmark biodynamic wines, they create wines that reflect all the nuances of their terroir. Recognized for his great talent as a blender as well as for his audacity and creativity, Gérard and his teams are working to make the wines of southern France shine throughout the world.

Louis M. Martini

Louis M. Martini is an iconic Californian wine producer. Read more by clicking on the logo.

Wines of Germany

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Presented by Mandrarossa

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Marqués de Riscal

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