Court of Master Sommeliers – New Certified Exam announced - Wed 26/5
Here is a selection of some of the winning lists from 2018.
2019 KEY DATES
ENTRIES OPEN – Friday 1st February 2019
ENTRIES CLOSE – Friday 8th March 2019
AWARDS PRESENTATION – Monday 22 July 2019
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WIN AN AWARD?
“Winning Wine List of the Year was an outstanding personal achievement for myself, the response from the public was greater than expected and one of the proudest professional achievements of my career. The lustre and exposure for the restaurant was invaluable, I highly recommend entering this prestigious award!” IAN TRINKLE, CREATOR 2018 WINE LIST OF THE YEAR FOR ARIA BRISBANE
BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS
HOW ARE AWARDS JUDGED?
We have an extraordinary, independent panel of local and international judges – Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and expert commentators all specially selected to maintain the integrity and independence of the Awards. The judges will assess each list based on the quality of the wines, the balance of choice, the design and presentation of the list, and the suitability of the wines to the style of cuisine.
See Judging Criteria – Here
WHAT DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
EARLY BIRD AND MULTIPLE ENTRIES
ALL OTHER ENTRIES
OUR 26th YEAR
Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards were established in 1994 to recognise and reward the enormous investment by owners and sommeliers in time, skill and resources that go into developing the best quality wine lists and to also recognise and reward the dedicated owners and talented sommeliers creating those lists for Australia’s restaurants, hotels, clubs, wine bars, pubs, cafes and brasseries – large and small.
We are excited by the lift in Australian Wine List standards which parallel the equally outstanding increase in the standard of the menus offered and the standard of service delivered in restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels, and wine bars across the country.
From only 10 Three Glass Awards in 1994 to just shy of 150 in 2018, the increase has been outstanding – to the delight of our ever more discerning consumers – both local and international.
In 2018, Aria, Brisbane, QLD was named Australia’s Wine List of the Year and around the country winners from every State were celebrated. The type of trade winners also recognised included the Best City and Country Restaurants, Best Hotels, Pubs, Clubs and Wine Bars, down to the Best Small List (Max 50 wines).
Enter from 1 February 2019 winelistoftheyear.com.au
Results will be published in the August/September 2019 issue of drinks trade and Gourmet Traveller WINE magazines.