The top awards in the 2020 World’s Best Wine Lists, in association with Coravin, have been announced, with Pix Pâtisserie in Portland, Oregon and Park Hotel in Vossevangen, Norway, both receiving the honor of Wine List of the Year, the first time the title has been shared. They now join other previous Wine Lists of the Year in the World’s Best Wine Lists Champions’ League.
WBWL celebrated its seventh year with a prestigious judging panel. Chaired by Neil Beckett, World of Fine Wine Editor, it included WFW Contributing Editor, Andrew Jefford; World Champion Sommelier, Andreas Larsson; Master Sommelier, James Tidwell; consultants and sommeliers Anja Breit and Luciana Girotto; and wine educators and writers Camilla Bowler, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Victoria Daskal, Anne Krebiehl MW, Elin McCoy, Francis Percival, Jeremy Wilkinson, and Alder Yarrow. They assessed more than 1,000 of the world’s best wine lists to determine the short lists for 18 specialist categories across six global regions, and also awarded Jury Prizes for other outstanding lists.
Wine Lists of the Year 2020 – Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, Oregon, USA; Park Hotel, Vossevangen, Norway
Champions' League World’s Best Wine List 2020 – Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
Champions' League Best By-the-Glass Wine List 2020 – Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, Pretoria, South Africa
Champions' League Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List 2020 – Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, USA
Champions' League Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List 2020 – Robuchon au Dôme at Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau
Champions' League Best Spirits List 2020 – The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee, USA
Best Long Wine List 2020 – Park Hotel, Vossevangen, Norway
Best Medium-Size Wine List 2020 – Sager + Wilde Hackney Road, London, UK
Best Short Wine List 2020 – Supernormal, Melbourne, Australia
Best Micro Wine List 2020 – 28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen, London, UK
Best Regional Wine List in its Region 2020 – The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal
Best Regional Wine List outside Region 2020 – Atrio Restaurant Hotel, Cáceres, Spain
Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List 2020 – Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, Oregon, USA
Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List 2020 – L’Atelier de Joe¨l Robuchon, Hong Kong
Best Sake List in Japan 2020 – Ryan, Tokyo, Japan
Best Sake List outside Japan 2020 – Cocoro, Melbourne, Australia
Best Spirits List 2020 – John Howie Steak, Washington, USA
Best By-the-Glass Wine List With Coravin® 2020 – Wally’s, Beverly Hills, USA
Best By-the-Glass Wine List Without Coravin® 2020 – The Purple Pig, Chicago, USA
Best Wine Bar List 2020 – Terroir, New York, USA
Best Hotel Wine List 2020 – The Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
Most Original Wine List 2020 – FermentAsian, Tanunda, Australia
Best Designed Wine List 2020 – Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA
Best Airline Wine List 2020 – Air France
Best Cruise Line or Ship Wine List 2020 – The World Residences at Sea
In association with Coravin; Platinum Sponsor Eurocave; Gold Sponsors Guido Berlucchi, Gusbourne, and Taylor’s; Tasting Table Sponsors Bodega Bouza and Familia Torres; and in partnership with TEXSOM.
The full results, including star awards and jury prizes, will be published on worldoffinewine.com later in the year.