Best Medium-Size Wine List in the World

2020 Winner

Four of the World’s Best Wine Lists categories are based on the size of the offering in order to reach a fair assessment. The category of Best Medium Wine List includes lists that feature between 200 and 500 wines (at 75cl bottle-size). A list of this size indicates that those responsible have been building their selection and can really plumb the depths in particular wine regions, styles, or grape varieties. The size of the list provides the wine lover with the opportunity to explore a list with depth and variety. Judges consider the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value when reaching their decision.  

Sager + Wilde Hackney Road

Sager + Wilde Hackney Road is the first venue Michael Sager opened in London. The establishment consists of a smart, simple, urban wine bar with exposed brick walls and wooden floors, serving fine wines as well as cheese, charcuterie and their famous cheese toasties. It is essentially a place where you won’t find any of the pretentiousness usually associated with a wine bar; guests can stop by for just a glass or to share a bottle (or two). Sager has been an awards favourite throughout the World of Fine Wine competition’s history, across both this and Sager’s other London restaurants Paradise Row and Fare in Old Street. Judges have praised Hackney Road’s “eclectic mix of world-famous wines and more unknown, small, up- and coming producers. ” They noted that Sager + Wilde Hackney is ‘The place to go and drink some of the finest wines marked up little, and sometimes even below market value!’

193 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL, United Kingdom

Runner-Up - Best Medium-Size Wine List in the World - 2020