STAR AWARDS


Criteria

This is the first awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selectionregardless of sizein the modern dining experience all round the world. Judges always have in mind the wise words of Francis Percival about the difference between a great wine list and a mere list with great wines on it.” 

All award-winning wine lists must attain certain standards in relation to the following general criteria (considering the nature and size of the list and any specialism): breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value. 

 

One-Star Award
A good wine list in relation to the general criteria.

 

Two-Star Award
A very good wine list in relation to the general criteria, demonstrating superior breadth and/or depth in the selection; a high proportion of leading producers; a good mix of vintages in terms of age, maturity, quality, and style; a good range of wine styles and prices; a good by-the-glass program; a good selection of half-bottles and larger formats; superior organization and presentation.

 

Three-Star Award 
A great wine list in relation to the general criteria, showing exceptional breadth and/or depth in the selection; a very high proportion of leading producers, large and small, old and new, established and emerging; a very good mix of vintages in terms of age, maturity, quality, and style; a wide range of wine styles and prices; an extensive by-the-glass program; an extensive selection of half-bottles and larger formats; outstanding organization and presentation; clear evidence of originality and personality; clear evidence of commitment over the long term, genuine passion, a guiding intelligence, and real vision.

 


REGIONS
Criteria

This is the first awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selectionregardless of sizein the modern dining experience all round the world. Judges always have in mind the wise words of Francis Percival about the difference between a great wine list and a mere list with great wines on it.” 

All award-winning wine lists must attain certain standards in relation to the following general criteria (considering the nature and size of the list and any specialism): breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value. 

 

One-Star Award
A good wine list in relation to the general criteria.

 

Two-Star Award
A very good wine list in relation to the general criteria, demonstrating superior breadth and/or depth in the selection; a high proportion of leading producers; a good mix of vintages in terms of age, maturity, quality, and style; a good range of wine styles and prices; a good by-the-glass program; a good selection of half-bottles and larger formats; superior organization and presentation.

 

Three-Star Award 
A great wine list in relation to the general criteria, showing exceptional breadth and/or depth in the selection; a very high proportion of leading producers, large and small, old and new, established and emerging; a very good mix of vintages in terms of age, maturity, quality, and style; a wide range of wine styles and prices; an extensive by-the-glass program; an extensive selection of half-bottles and larger formats; outstanding organization and presentation; clear evidence of originality and personality; clear evidence of commitment over the long term, genuine passion, a guiding intelligence, and real vision.

 



WINNERS