Shortlist for the 2019 Wine List Confidential Awards announced

WLC Awards shortlist

Last year’s winner of best wine list in London: 67 Pall Mall.

Best by-the-glass 

  • 67 Pall Mall
  • Oswald’s
  • Les 100 de Taillevent

Best for Champagne

  • The Greenhouse
  • Annabel’s
  • Mere
  • Texture

Best Sustainable Wine

  • Leroy
  • Levan
  • Fare

Best Italian List

  • Margot
  • The River Café
  • Caractère
  • Locanda Locatelli
  • Bocca di Luppo

Best Iberian List

  • Bar Douro
  • Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Best for English Wine

  • The Coral Room
  • Simpson’s in the Strand

Best Micro List

  • 10 Greek Street
  • Top Cuvée
  • Little Duck The Picklery

Best Hybrid Restaurant / Shop

  • Bottles
  • Authentique
  • Quality Wines

Best Looking List

  • Pied à Terre
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  • Mãos
  • London Shell Co.

Best for Originality

  • Mãos
  • London Shell Co.
  • Diogenes The Dog

Rising Star Sommelier

  • Melody Wong (Yopo)
  • Lorenzo Abussi (Rüya)
  • Emma Underwood (Darby’s)
  • Lucy Ward (Gridiron)

Sommelier of the Year

  • Xavier Rousset MS (Cabotte)
  • Giovanni Ferlito MCA (The Ritz)
  • Kelvin McCabe (Frog by Adam Handling)
  • Stefan Neumann MS (Dinner by Heston)
  • Katie Exton (Lorne)
  • Oliver Christie (The Clove Club)

London’s most widely distributed white wine

  • Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough,
New Zealand
  • Quercus, Pinot Bianco, Goriška Brda, Slovenia
  • Viña Morandé, Reserva Coleccion Privada, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, Chile
  • Viña Torcida, Viura, Rioja, Spain

London’s most widely distributed red wine

  • Bodega Norton, Porteno, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Bodegas Valdemar, Valdemoreda, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain
  • Cloof Wine Estate, The Very Sexy Shiraz, Darling, South Africa
  • Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc, Bolgheri, Italy

Awards will additionally be announced for Value, Service, Range and overall Best Wine List, according to the final scores in the 2019 Wine List Confidential Guide.

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