Proving that a wine list doesn’t have to run to 100s of bins to be a success, New York City restaurant Blue Hill proved a popular choice as the World’s Best Short Wine List, making a virtue of economy and brevity by ensuring, in the words of senior judge at the World’s Best Wine Lists 2015 Alder Yarrow, that “every single bottle on the list is a winner.”
“It’s brilliantly curated,” added fellow senior judge, Francis Percival. “It’s all been done in the most interesting and progressive way, with really good prices, and a really good reserve list. You get the sense that you’re getting a fair deal here.”
Neatly divided into useful categories such as “Petrol and Stone Fruit” (which inevitably is devoted to Riesling) and “Floral and Aromatic” (from Radikon Jakot in Friuli to Albert Boxler Alsace Gewurztraminer), it’s a list that feels very much of its time, and the perfect companion to the gorgeously simple seasonal menu using ingredients from the Blue Hill Farm.