Switzerland, Germany & Austria next for Star Wine List of the Year 2021

Krister Bengtsson
Published 03-March-2021

After seven stops in Europe and Asia, our journey to celebrate great wine lists and the teams behind them continues. Now we welcome sommeliers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria to submit their wine lists to Star Wine List of the Year.

The times are tough for restaurants everywhere. Even in places with no lockdowns, the good news are few and far between. But after having celebrated the wine lists of the Netherlands and the UK over the past two weeks, we are happy that we have been able to spread at least some good news.

As Danny Gonzalez said after winning three categories in our Dutch event with his Rotterdam restaurant Fitzgerald: "It's an amazing feeling to achieve such an honourable recognition, especially if you look who have been the judges. So yes, it feels great.”

Danny Gonzalez and Laurent Richet during the Star Wine List of the Year Netherlands.


Now we welcome restaurants and wine bars in Switzerland, Germany and Austria to submit their wine lists, free of charge. (All restaurants and wine bars that are listed on Star Wine List are automatically entered). Read more about the process and judging here. Simply enter your wine list by email to info@starwinelist.com, with information about your venue and team.


14 March - Deadline for entries
12 April - Star Wine List of the Year online event
More details and enter your lists here.

28 March - Deadline for entries
26 April - Star Wine List of the Year online event

11 April - Deadline for entries
12 May - Star Wine List of the Year online event


The winners of the Global Categories (Grand Prix, By the Glass, Austrian Wine List, Short List and Special Jury Prize) in these events will qualify for the Global Star Wine List of the Year, in partnership with Austrian Wine. It will be held online on 31 May. The winners of the Austrian Wine List categories also win an all-inclusive trip to Vienna and VieVinum in 2022.

Konstantin Baum MW


The jury for each event will be a mix of our international top sommelier panel, such as Arvid Rosengren, Pascaline Lepeltier and Raimonds Tomsons, and local sommeliers and wine professionals. For example, Konstantin Baum MW is joining the jury for Germany.


If your country, region or wine brand wants to join the conversation with the top sommeliers in these countries and around the world, build relationships and bring some good news - contact us at sales@starwinelist.com for more info.

Best of luck to all participants and we look forward to sharing a glass of wine with you all when this is over. Sign up to our newsletter below to follow our journey, thank you!


Krister Bengtsson, founder Star Wine List

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