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Star Wine List of the Year
goes Global with Austrian Wine

The wine list competition Star Wine List has already been a great success in the Nordic countries in the past. Now the search for the “Star Wine List of the Year” is being held worldwide.

“Last year when we looked at our partnerships we decided that this was one we wanted to be more involved, as it supports all great restaurants around the world during these troubled times. It also celebrates excellent wine lists, which is both an art and a science”, explains Chris Yorke, why it is so important that Austrian wine is included.

"We invoke all partners in the wine industry to work with us to further develop and support the sommelier and restaurant community - especially after the difficult times which they have experienced," emphasizes Krister Bengtsson from Star Wine List.

Best Austrian Wine List by country

United Kingdom
Newcomer Wines

Newcomer is the home, shop and wine bar of Newcomer Wines, an importer of largely new wave Austrian wine producers, peppered with a few from Germany, Switzerland and France. The drink in and takeaway list is fleshed out further with wines from other importers.

The interior and set up is functional and low key, with a small patio garden space for al fresco drinking when the British weather allows. They serve top quality cheese and charcuterie style snacks and often have guest chefs hosting dinners or cooking for a stint.

Very strong Austrian selection, specifically the new wave, natural and terroir-focused producers. 

5 Dalston Lane, London | www.newcomerwines.com

 

Hong Kong/Macau
Robuchon au Dôme

When you take the elevator up to the 41st floor of Grand Lisboa Hotel and step out, you can immediately see the 19th century Steinway Grand Piano with this stunning Austrian crystal chandelier above. The cuisine is traditional French, and besides signature dishes like foie gras with roasted guinea fowl or the Kagoshima​ beef, there are also many other highlights such as the bread, cheese and dessert trolley. 

The wine list is indeed a magnificent one, actually the most extensive collection in Asia, carrying around 17,000 different wine labels. There are some great value old vintages, and rare or limited bottles to be found. 

南灣葡京路新葡京酒店43樓, Macau

Norway
Happolati

Happolati is a modern restaurant with a fun Asian inspired menu based on seasonal produce. The dining room feels light and open, and the elegant furniture balances the art of being trendy, yet comfortable and warm. Head Sommelier, Simon Zimmermann, offers a varied wine list with emphasis on classical areas like Germany, Austria, France and the US. For a few producers and geographical areas, Happolati’s wine list goes into great depth, while also showing a playful interest in other areas.

Sankt Olavs Plass 2, 0165 Oslo | www.happolati.no

Denmark
Geranium

Geranium is the only three-star Michelin restaurant in Denmark and with Chef Rasmus Kofoed in the kitchen, you are set for an experience. Rasmus Kofoed is the only chef in the world who has received bronze, silver and gold at Bocuse D’Or. The restaurant is situated on the 8th floor in Fælledparken (Common Gardens) in the center of Copenhagen. The wine list of Geranium has its own legacy driven by Sommelier and General Manager Søren Ledet. Geranium offers several wine pairings with names like “Heart & Soil” and “Classic & Appellation” but do not forget to browse the wine list here before you go, it is over 100 pages long, has some serious verticals and of course the best Austrian wine list in Denmark.

Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8. Sal, 2100 Copenhagen | www.geranium.dk 

Finland
Savoy

​This legendary establishment in Helsinki opened in 1937 and is considered to be one of the top-notch restaurants in Helsinki. The restaurant is located on the 8th floor in the middle of Helsinki, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the town while eating one of Savoys’s classical dishes or a more modern version of what the kitchen has to offer. Savoy is truly a piece of culinary history where you can enjoy both high-end food, and a wide range of wines above the rooftops of Helsinki. ​Sommelier Aleksi Mehtonen and his team are carefully curating this highly regarded Helsinki wine list. The list focuses mainly on European classics but also contains a few well-known new world producers.

Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki | www.savoyhelsinki.fi

Contact

Austrian Wine: Carmen Augschöll, Teamleader Markets International
E-Mail: markets@austrianwine.com

Star Wine List: Krister Bengtsson
E-Mail: krister@starwinelist.com

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