Best By-the-Glass Wine List in the World 2020 without Coravin®


2020 winner

The offer of wine by-the-glass in bars and restaurants around the world has become an increasingly important way of engaging wine lovers, enabling them to explore the thrilling variety of wine, which has never been greater than it is today. While the huge potential of the Coravin® preservation system is very widely recognized, many bars and restaurants still offer wine by-the-glass using other systems or none at all, some sommeliers having an ideological preference for seeing a particular bottle consumed all at once on a particular occasion rather than extending its life over a period of weeks or months. In order to judge the Best By-the Glass Wine List without Coravin® category, Judges apply the same criteria as for other categories, including breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.

The Purple Pig

Located in Chicago, Purple Pig is a rustic sharable plate restaurant, conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile. Since opening in 2009 under the leadership of Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig has received numerous accolades. Bannos’ love for Mediterranean food is evident in the fun, inventive ways he presents the cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavours of Italy, Greece and Spain. This is reflected in the wine selections that have been chosen in collaboration with Bannos to enhance his dishes. The cellar offers nearly 800 selections of wine, with well-chosen and interesting producers, along with vast offerings of beer and spirits. The majority of the wines come from Europe, with a small contingent hailing from North America. The Purple Pig has been recognised by World of Fine Wine Judges for their long and varied by-the-glass list and praise for the list’s highlighting of women producers.

444 North Michigan Avenue, Illinois, Chicago 60611, United States 


Runner-Up - Best By-the-Glass Wine List in the World 2020 without Coravin®