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


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 Ortega Fish Shack, Wellington - Global Winner 2021

The Ortega Fish Shack, based in Wellington, New Zealand offers informal dining in a fishing themed art-filled space. The menu is focused on fish that is caught freshly each day. The philosophy of the restaurant is to share a genuine and life-long love of food, wine and good times around the table. An eclectic and diverse range of wines that are regularly changing, is on offer. The World of Fine Wine Judges noted of the wine list that ‘it is great to read and choose from such a labour of love’.

Email: fishshack@xtra.co.nz

Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand


Regional Winners - Best By-the-Glass Wine List in the World without Coravin® 2021

Global and Regional Winners - Best By-the-Glass Wine List in the World without Coravin® 2020