World's Best Wine Lists 2014

Wine List Awards

See the results of The World of Fine Wine's inaugural World's Best Wine Lists. Over 4,000 restaurants from around the globe were judged for the awards.

Chaired by WFW editor Neil Beckett, the distinguished panel of judges comprised, along with WFW contributing editor Andrew Jefford: the World's Best Sommelier 2010 Gerard Basset MS MW OBE; WFW columnist and food editor Francis Percival; author and wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg News Elin McCoy; publisher of The Singapore Wine Review and wine columnist for Singapore's largest circulation Chinese newspaper, the Lianhe Zaobao, Ch'ng Poh Tiong; and author and globally respected Champagne expert Tom Stevenson.

The judges awarded 750 restaurants from around the world a one-, two-, or three-star award, only 225 wine lists making it into the top three-star category. The judges also identified, region by region and for the world as a whole, the most exciting lists in five categories – Best Overall Wine List, Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List, Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List, Best By-the-Glass Wine List, and Best Short Wine List. Finally, the judges recognized with a special Jury Prize several lists that showed distinctive character and flair or were particularly strong in a specific wine style.

World's Best Wine Lists 2014
World's Best Wine List
Best Overall in Region
Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List
Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List
Best Wine-by-the-Glass Wine List
Best Short Wine List
Best Airline Wine List
Jury Prizes

Palais Coburg Residenz

The World's Best Wine List 2014, Best Wine List in Europe

The cellars of the Palais hold over 60,000 bottles of wine from all over the world, dating back to 1727.

The wine list is unique in Austria and its match would be hard to find anywhere in the world.

The six wine cellars were establi...