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Aria, Sydney wins Best Food & Wine Matching List

01 Dec 2020

Aria, Sydney took home the Best Food & Wine Matching List at the 2020 Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards.

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An important part of being a sommelier is working with the chef to create food and wine matches that tantalise diners, transforming both the chosen wine and the dish in ways that make for a memorable dining experience. Matt Moran’s,  Aria, Sydney restaurant was the worthy recipient of Best Food & Wine Matching List at the 2020 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards;

  1. Best Food & Wine Matching List – sponsored by Wynns Coonawarra Estate this award allows wine lists which dare to match food and wine to be rewarded. The judges expect that entrants will focus attention on a degustation menu where each dish is matched with an appropriate wine.


Judges comments:

This is an action packed wine list celebrating 20 years of Aria, Sydney. With 1700 lines and 84 by the glass, the list weaves its way around the world, displaying the finer things in life; the new breed and the establishment, aged sake and orange, a champagne extravaganza from maison to grower, and Grange by the glass. A love of chenin blanc, Bill Downie, all things Jura, the domestic and international greats. Explosive and bursting with information, enthusiasm and exploring unxepected corners of the globe, this is a blockbuster, entirely suited to its plush interiors and iconic setting.

Aria, Sydney overview:

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Sommelier/s: Alex Kirkwood

Number of Wines: 1700

Wines by the Glass: 84

Wine Price: $$$

Address: 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Phone: 0422 161 497


Award sponsors:
Wynns Coonawarra Estate: With a history dating back to the late 1800’s, Wynns Coonawarra Estate wines are benchmarks for Australian Cabernet, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour. Our rich terra rossa soil and a temperate ripening season makes Coonawarra one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon regions in the world.


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