“World’s Best Wine List 2017”mardi, 6 juin 2017

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The World of Fine Wine, in association with Octavian Wine Vaults, announces

« World’s Best Wine List 2017 »

Winner of the « Best Wine List in the World » Named as Palais Coburg from Austria

372 restaurants receive the top tier three-star award in 2017 World’s Best Wine List Awards

New York tops the list with 42 restaurants receiving a three-star honor

​London is second with 29 restaurants receiving the top honor

London (June 6th, 2017) – In association with Octavian Wine Vaults, the fourth annual « World’s Best Wine Lists » have been announced today with Palais Coburg in Austria receiving the honor of the « World’s Best Wine List 2017 ».  Three hundred and seventy two establishments around the world were also awarded the top three star award.

The « World’s Best Wine Lists » are judged by some of the world’s leading critics including Alder Yarrow, Francis Percival and Ch’ng Poh Tiong, and assess over 4,500 of the best wine lists before determining the very best from around the world. The lists are based on a range of criteria that include: breadth, depth, interest, quality, value, clarity and accuracy.

New York maintained its position as the world’s wine list capital, with 42 restaurants in the city claiming three-star awards followed by London who had 31 awards make the top honor. Melbourne, Australia, followed with 17 restaurants claiming three stars, while San Francisco, USA, and Sydney, Australia, both had 15 restaurants with three stars. Chicago, USA, trailed closely with 12 restaurants receiving the top honor.

New three-star entries included Arlberg 1800 Resort in Austria, Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver, Canada; Rouge Tomate in New York; 67 Pall Mall, London; RPM Italian, Washington D.C.; Meat Fish Wine in Auckland, NZ; and Tipo 00 in Melbourne, Australia.

The awards are renowned as the « Michelin Stars » of the wine list industry and included a number of best-in-class category winners including The Barn at Blackberry Farm in the US for Best Spirits List; Charlie Bird in the US for Best Short Wine List; No.5 Wine Bar in France for Best By-the-Glass Wine List; Restaurant André in Asia for Best Designed Wine List and Emirates claimed Best Airline List in the World.

On the awards, World of Fine Wine Editor Neil Beckett commented « This year we saw the strongest level of entries yet, in terms of both quality and quantity, and the introduction of the Champions’ League and exciting new categories such as Best Regional List and Best Spirits List are a reflection of the rise in standards in wine programs all over the world. »

The World of Fine Wine World’s Best Wine Lists 2017 Winners
Full results can be found at

Best Long Wine List in the World
Rouge Tomate

Best Medium-Size Wine List in the World

Best Short Wine List in the World
Charlie Bird

Best Regional Wine List in the World
The Yeatman

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List in the World
Pix Patisserie

Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List in the World
Bern’s Steakhouse

Best Spirits List in the World
The Barn at Blackberry Farm

Best By-the-Glass Wine List in the World
no. 5 Wine Bar

Best Wine Bar List in the World
No. 5 Wine Bar

Best hotel Wine List in the World       
The Barn at Blackberry Farm

Most Original Wine List in the World

Best Designed Wine List in the World
Restaurant André

Best Airline List in the World

Best Cruise Line/Ship List in the World
The World

The World’s Best Wine Lists Champions’ League
Best Overall
Palais Coburg

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List
Eleven Madison Park

Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List
Robuchon au Dôme

Best Sprits List
Eleven Madison Park

Best By-the-Glass Wine List
Eleven Madison Park

Notes to editors

The World’s Best Wine Lists is the most prestigious and rigorous wine list awards, judging over 4,500 restaurants lists worldwide. World of Fine Wine assembled a panel of some of the world’s greatest experts, including Masters of Wine and a World Champion Sommelier, to guarantee the credibility and integrity of the competition and to put each submitted list through an intensive judging process.

All award-winning wine lists must reach certain standards in relation to a range of criteria, among which the most important are: the breadth, depth, interest, quality, and value of the wine selection (relative to the nature and size of the list and any specialism); the clarity of the organization and presentation; the accuracy and completeness of the information for each entry on the list, including origin, producer, wine, vintage, price, and format or serving size; the suitability of the selection in terms of the cuisine and the establishment.

Find out more about the World’s Best Wine Lists here.

About Octavian Wine Vaults

Octavian Wine Vaults is the finest wine cellarage service you will find, and is brought to you by Octavian. Octavian has been delivering fine wine storage excellence for more than 20 years. Our expertise is trusted by the leading wine merchants, wine funds, and restaurants, as well as by 10,000 collectors worldwide. We take the time to understand the needs of our customers, and offer them tailor-made services. We have built an impeccable reputation by caring for our customers’ assets as if they were our own – it is a reputation we are proud to have achieved. It is this commitment that drove us to develop the world’s leading fine wine storage facility. Winemakers to wine lovers, investors to auctioneers – they all know that a wine cared for at Octavian’s Corsham Cellars is without equal. The Octavian Vaults service is delivered by our expert team at Corsham Cellars – a very special place, lying 100 feet below the hills of Wiltshire. Encased in solid Bath stone, it is an ideal facility for the cellaring of fine wine. Our attention to detail has rewarded us with an unrivalled reputation and considerable success. The next 20 years will be built on ongoing investment in our storage facilities and continued commitment to our customers.

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Personal note : I imagine that the readers of my blog know that the best wine list in the world is mine. 😆