World’s Best Wine Lists 2021

Star Awards: Judges rate worthy lists with one, two, or three stars (not all entered lists receive a star). Among the criteria are breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value. 

Category Awards (Regional and Global): Judges recognize best-in-class establishments in some 20 categories, including Best Micro, Best Short, Best Medium-Size, Best Long, Best Wine-by-the-Glass (With and Without Coravin®), Best Hotel, Best Wine Bar, Best New, Most Original, Best Value. These awards are made for each of six regionsNorth America, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia, Australasia (Regional Category Awards). The six regional winners in each category are then considered for the global title in each category (Global Category Awards). 

Jury Prizes: Judges may award a Jury Prize to lists that they wish to recognize for a particular quality or set of qualities; for example, lists that demonstrate distinctive character and flair, strength in a specific wine style, exceptionally good value, or all-round excellence. 

2021 Special Rate- £150

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The World’s Best Wine Lists are the annual awards that identify and celebrate exceptional wine lists around the world.


Entries are assessed by some of the world’s leading wine critics and Masters of Wine on a world-class judging panel chaired by The World of Fine Wine Editor, Neil Beckett. The lists are judged across a range of criteria that include depth, interest, quality, value, clarity, and accuracy.

Enter the World’s Best Wine Lists 2021 for the opportunity to be recognized for having a world-class wine list, attend the awards ceremony in London, and be featured on a website enjoyed by a globally engaged audience.



† Price per entry. One establishment per entry.