The World’s Best Wine Lists is a global awards program created in 2014 by the multi-award-winning publication The World of Fine WineJudged according to a rigorous protocol by independent, international panels of leading professionals, including World Champion Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and highly respected wine writers, it is the first awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selection—regardless of size—in the modern dining experience all round the world. 

Entries are judged by two panels- the Star and Category Award panels. Star-Award judges rate worthy lists with one, two, or three stars.

The Category Award judges place lists into categories and form the regional shortlists.  Category awards will be given to worthy lists in each of the six regions (North America, Central And South AmericaEurope, Middle East And AfricaAsiaAustralasia)The lists that have been selected for a Regional Category Award are then considered for the global title in each category.

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