UK Star Wine List of the Year – all the winners

On 22 February, Star Wine List celebrated the best wine lists in the UK during a live event co-hosted by The Buyer. In the prestigious Grand Prix category, there was a draw – both Noble Rot and Les 110 de Taillevent won gold certificates. Here are the winners in all ten categories!

”UK is such a great place to drink good wine, and that really showed when we got the wine lists. So diverse and varied, with a great mix of grapes and regions,” says jury member Marc Almert about the competition.

”I was very impressed by the overall high level in the lists. These are actually my highest scores of all the countries I’ve judged. A great sense of dedication all over the range – from fine dining to casual wine bars. It’s really hard not to drink well in the UK,” says fellow jury member Pascaline Lepeltier.

The first ever UK Star Wine List of the Year was celebrated during an online live event on 22 February, hosted by Star Wine List’s UK ambassador and jury member Ruth Spivey, and The Buyer’s Richard Siddle. Parts of Star Wine List’s top sommelier jury and several of the winning sommeliers participated in the event as well.

Apart from the honour and the gold certificates, winners in the global categories are qualified to the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year.

Here are the gold and silver medalists in all ten categories.

Global categories:

The Global category winners are qualified for the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year, hosted by Austrian Wine.

Grand Prix

– The top UK wine list overall

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Cabotte
Compagnie des vins surnaturels Seven Dials
Davies & Brook
Les 110 de Taillevent
Noble Rot
Noble Rot Soho
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Les 110 de Taillevent & Noble Rot

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Davies & Brook
Dinner by Heston
Newcomer Wines
Trivet
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Newcomer Wines

By The Glass

– Recognizes the best by the glass list

The category is presented by Fine Wines Direct UK

Finalists:
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Blackbook Soho
Cabotte
Davies & Brook
Les 110 de Taillevent
Noble Rot
Noble Rot Soho

Winner:
Les 110 de Taillevent

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 SOWINE

Finalists:
Andrew Edmunds
Hill & Szrok
Hunan
Levan
Newcomer Wines
Trivet

Winner:
Trivet

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings

Finalists:
28°-50° Marylebone
Brat
Hill & Szrok
Leroy
Portland
Sager + Wilde Hackney Rd

Winner:
Hill & Szrok


UK Categories

The UK Categories are held especially for the UK event.

German Wine List

– Recognizes the best list with German wines.

The category is presented by Wines of Germany

Finalists:
Davies & Brook
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Moor Hall
Noble Rot
Trivet
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Vineyard at Stockcross

California Wine List

– Recognizes the best list with Californian wines.

The category is presented by The California Wine Institute

Finalists:
Core by Clare Smyth
Davies & Brook
Dinner by Heston
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Pollen Street Social
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Vineyard at Stockcross

New Zealand Wine List

– Recognizes the best list with New Zealand wines.

The category is presented by New Zealand Wine

Finalists:
Chez Bruce
City Social
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Pollen Street Social
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Hide

Lockdown Wine List

– Recognizes venues that have taken creative steps to adapt and overcome the pandemic’s effects.

The category is presented by Bibendum

Finalists:
Bubbledogs/Bubbleshop
Gusto Pronto for Vino Gusto
Red Lion & Sun
Sager + Wilde
Top Cuvee
Vinoteca City

Winner:
Sager + Wilde

Rhône Wine List

– Recognizes the best lists with Rhône wine.

The category is presented by Côtes du Rhône

Finalists:
Authentique
Compagnie des vins surnaturels Seven Dials
Davies & Brook
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Les 110 de Taillevent
Vineyard at Stockcross

Winner:
Davies & Brook


THE JURY

The jury for this event will be several of the world's most prominent sommeliers and our UK ambassador Ruth Spivey:
Arvid Rosengren, 2016 Best Sommelier of the World
Paz Levinson, Best sommelier of Argentina and the Americas
Pascaline Lepeltier, 2018 Best Sommelier of France
Marc Almert, 2019 Best Sommelier of the World
Ruth Spivey, UK ambassador Star Wine List

Published 22-February-2021
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