Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List in the World

The World’s Best Wine Lists recognizes specific styles that are sought by wine lovers around the world. The category of Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List highlights lists that focus almost exclusively on this rapidly expanding range of wines or that have a particularly strong selection within a broader offering. The successful lists demonstrate a deep understanding of sparkling wines and a clear vision of what makes for a great selection across the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.

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Atrio, Cáceres - Global Winner 2021

Atrio is located in the historic city of Cáceres, in Extremadura, Spain, an old town centre designated a world heritage site by UNESCO. The building that houses the restaurant and hotel is a brilliant fusion of traditional architectural and modern aesthetics. The co-owners, Juan Antonio Pérez and José Polo, have created an international culinary landmark with a locally influenced, honest, but refined menu.

The listing is beautifully and clearly presented, but is also full of genuinely informative notes and background material on the world’s wine regions; it’s a pleasure to read and browse from. As the World of Fine Wine Judges have put it, “Atrio’s list immediately strikes you as being a beautifully designed book (that one would happily display on one’s coffee table) rather than a wine list. It contains explanations, history, and original photography—it’s a special list.” More importantly of course, it also contains some great wines, a superb spread of top Spanish producers, and a no less intelligent choice of French and German bottles including some quite impressive verticals. The World of Fine Wine judges commended the list for its excellent collection of sherry and sparkling wines. Atrio was Regional Winner for Europe.


Address: Plaza de San Mateo 1, Cáceres, 10003 Extramadura, Spain

Regional Winners - Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List in the World 2021

Global and Regional Winners - Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List in the World 2020