Best Short Wine List in the World

Shorter lists can be even more challenging to judge than longer lists. The category of Best Short Wine List includes lists that feature between 100 and 200 wines (at 75cl bottle-size). With a list of this size, those responsible are having to make very clear selections and set out their ambitions and priorities. While the list can still include depth in particular wine regions, styles, or grape varieties, the focus is sharper. The wine lover becomes engaged with the choice as if in conversation with a friend. Judges still consider the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value when reaching their decision. 

Cocoro, Aukland - Global Winner 2021

Cocoro is located in a quiet side street Ponsonby, New Zealand, that features new style Japanese cuisine. The name means ‘the heart and soul’ in Japanese and was chosen because the Cocoro team aims to provide their food and service with their heart and soul.

The wine list covers wines from New Zealand and other parts of the world with an emphasis on organic/ biodynamic varieties. This is put together in a curious and practical wine list that is fairly unique. Cocoro also offers a wide range of Japanese Sake that focus on the “Jun Mai” pure rice variety.


Address: 56a Brown Street, Ponsonby,1021 Auckland, New Zealand

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