Wine Awards, sponsored by Riedel, The Wine Glass Co.
Wine List of the Year Award – Palazzo Preca
Best Overall Wine List. A large selection of wines from all over the world, and focusing on the best producers in the industry. This wine list has both quantity and quality. Wine list is also well priced, making the more expensive wine accessible. Well explained and with a good flow.
The Riedel Wine Experience Of The Year Award – Capo Crudo
This restaurant or hotel has invested in a total wine experience for its patrons. Staff are professional and knowledgeable about wines, has great storage facilities, and attention to detail is given in serving the wines in the right glass and decanting. This restaurant also offers a large selection of wines by the glass and offers wine pairing depending on the food.
Commended Wine Lists
4 Wine lists that are original, well designed and offering a great selection. A cut above an average wine list and that deserve praise.
Commended Wine List 1 – Panorama (An up and coming winelist, which has improved its selection since last year, good selection of wines from all over the world, with good emphasis on the important wine producing regions);
Commended Wine List 2 – La Vela (A good focus on Italian wines which pairs well with the theme of an Italian Restaurant. This wine list also has a good selection of fine wines. A wine selection which keeps improving year after year);
Commended Wine list 3 – Tarragon (Vast selection of fine wines and also a varied, vast and well explained selection);
Commended Wine List 4 – Surf N Turf (Interesting selection, giving prominence to the most important producers in the industry. Interesting selection of wines by the glass. Very good winelist for a new restaurant).