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World’s Best Wine Lists 2021: Global winners

Establishments from New York City dominated the top prizes at the World’s Best Wine Lists 2021, heading a field of some of the world’s best restaurants, bars, and hotels.

The 20 categories in the main competition featured winners from 10 countries, and three continents, reiterating the global spread of the competition.

But it was a particularly good night for New York City, with the much-loved wine bar—and serial WBWL success story—Terroir Tribeca taking the Wine List of the Year and Eleven Madison Park taking the Champions’ League Best Overall Wine List, meaning the city took the two biggest prizes on the night.

Establishments from New York also came out top in a further four categories, with another win for Terroir Tribeca (Most Original Wine List) and awards for Wallsé (Best Regional Wine List Outside its region), Contento (Best Micro Wine List), and Temperance Wine Bar (Best New Wine List).

Other American winners in what was another strong year for the USA in the competition included Washington DC’s Kinship (Best Medium-Size Wine List) and Seattle’s Wild Ginger (Best Value Wine List).

Australia and New Zealand provided two category winners apiece: Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria (Best Long Wine List) and Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange, New South Wales (Best Spirits List) from Australia; and Cocoro in Ponsonby (Best Short Wine List) and The Ortega Fish Shack in Wellington (Best By-the-Glass List without Coravin®) from New Zealand.

“In another year that has seen so many sad losses, it’s all the more inspiring and uplifting to see how many establishments of all kinds, all around the world, have managed to adapt and to survive, and whose wine offerings—representing so much accumulated experience, expertise, promise, pleasure, and value—should help them, and all of us, look forward to better times,” said Neil Beckett, Chairman of the World’s Best Wine Lists judging panel and Editor of The World of Fine Wine

The World’s Best Wine Lists 2021 Global Winners:

Wine List of the Year
Terroir Tribeca, New York City, USA

Best Long Wine List
Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia


Best Medium-Size Wine List
Kinship, Washington DC, USA

Best Short Wine List
Cocoro, Ponsonby, New Zealand

Best Micro Wine List
Contento Restaurant, New York City, USA

Best Regional Wine List (in its region)
Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy

Best Regional Wine List (outside its region)
Wallsé, New York City, USA (for Austrian wines)

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List
Domaine Les Crayères, Reims, France

Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List
Atrio, Cáceres, Spain

Best Sake List (outside Japan)
The Chedi, Andermatt, Switzerland

Best Spirits List
Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange, Australia

Best By-the-Glass List (with Coravin®)
sketch Lecture Room & Library, London, United Kingdom

Best By-the-Glass List (without Coravin®)
The Ortega Fish Shack, Wellington, New Zealand

Best Wine Bar List
Bubbles & Wines, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Best Hotel Wine List
The Yeatman, Porto, Portugal

Most Original Wine List
Terroir Tribeca, New York City, USA

Best-Designed Wine List
Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden

Best New Wine List
Temperance Wine Bar, New York City, USA

Best Value Wine List
Wild Ginger, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Best Cruise Line / Ship Wine List in the World
The World, Residences at Sea

For more information on the 2021 World’s Best Wine Lists, click here.

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