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The World's Best Wine List Awards Grants Excellence to Australia

By Georgia Spanos

19 Dec, 2018

New York may have dominated the World's Best Wine List Awards, although Australia didn't escape notable mentions. 

Earlier in October, The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards in association with Gaggenau brought the most impressive wine lists to light, awarding excellence to those that reached the certain standards of the awards. Breadth, depth, interest, quality and value of wine selection were considered, as the chairman of the panel comments that he was “honoured with the presence of guests.” New York and London reeled in a majority of the awards, however Australia did not go unnoticed.

The panel of judges, chaired by Neil Beccket (Editor of The World of Fine Wine) and a selection of credited wine writers, sommeliers and more, were impressed by the standard of brilliance across the applicants. Beccket shares: “I think that the geographical spread of our top winners speaks volumes for the global spread of fine wine and also for the global scope of these awards.”

New York City swept up most of the awards, with a total of 50 three-star awards across the state, establishments including Bar Boulud, Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe, NoMad Hotel and more. London ranked second, with a total of 44 three-star awards across the city, some being 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen, Maddox Street, La Dame de Pic and more.

It’s true that New York and London dominated above all, although Australia certainly wasn't left in the dark, receiving jury prize recognitions across four restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney. Congratulations to Masani Italian Dining & Terrace in Clarton Melbourne, Vue de Monde in Melbourne CBD, as well as Rockpool Bar & Grill and The Cut Bar & Grill both within the Sydney CBD.