Yeast won the category Best Short List in the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland on 12 April. The category recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings. Star Wine List of the Year is presented in partnership with Austrian Wine.
”I've constructed the list as if it was my own cellar, I just put wines that I love on it. Being from Australia myself I had to put some Australian wine on it, and since I have a big affection for orange wines there's quite a few orange wines there as well,” says Bertrand Lutaud, owner and sommelier at Yeast.
Jury member Raimonds Tomsons says he thinks the list is both thoughtful and stylish:
”It's a real challenge to create a great short wine list. This one has a nice selection of local low intervention wines as well as classic European regions, and also countries like USA, South Africa and Australia. A very adventurous list, and I was excited for what was to come on the next page,” he says.
Yeast is now qualified for the Global Final of Star Wine List of the Year on 31 May.
The jury for the event had four members from of our international top sommelier panel:
Arvid Rosengren, 2016 Best Sommelier of the World
Pascaline Lepeltier, 2018 Best Sommelier of France
Raimonds Tomsons, 2017 Best Sommelier of Europe
Paz Levinson, Best Sommelier of Argentina and the Americas
And as local wine professionals:
Benny Epstein, Gastro Journal's editor, Zurich
Réza Nahaboo, 2016 Best Sommelier of Switzerland, Montreux
Interested in how we judge Star Wine List of the Year? Read this article!