The World’s Best Wine Lists is the first such awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selection regardless of size. But there is clearly the potential for greater breadth and depth in longer lists, and this category of Best Long Wine List assesses those that feature more than 500 wines (at 75cl bottle-size). These longer wine lists enable sommeliers to set out collections of wine that have been made over many decades in some instances, featuring in-depth selections and providing a comprehensive choice of wine regions, styles, and grape varieties. They are the restaurants that every wine lover would want to visit for a special occasion and as often as possible, in order to explore the variety of wines on offer. Judges consider the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value when reaching their decision.