Wine List Confidential Awards 2019: Profiling the winners

Best-By-The-Glass Offering, in association with Coravin

Winner

67 Pall Mall

Shortlist 

67 Pall Mall
Oswald’s
Les 100 de Taillevent

With by-the-glass becoming an essential part of any wine list, 67 Pall Mall was described by one judge as “like a candy shop for wine lovers.” Another said: “The scope of the list leaves you breathless with excitement. It gives you an opportunity to taste those legendary wines – if you’ve always wanted to taste a First Growth, you can.”

67 Pall Mall boasts over 800 wines by the glass, including the likes of Latour 1961, Harlan Estate 1997 and Sassicaia 1985, as well as an amphora-made Sangiovese and even the odd orange wine.

With 17 full-time sommeliers and a multitude of perfectly polished Zaltos, it is the worthy winner of the Best By the Glass Award. Among those collecting the award were head sommelier Terry Kandylis, marketing manager Stephanie Westcott, wine logistics manager Paul Richards, marketing director Xavier Giamattei and founder Grant Ashton.

To read the full review, please click here. 

Best for Champagne, sponsored by Champagne Brimoncourt

Winner

The Greenhouse

Shortlist

The Greenhouse
Annabel’s
Mere
Texture

London is extremely well served for the finest in fizz, with many lists boasting a huge variety, from rare growers’ labels to the biggest bottles of the most famous names. One of the judges said of The Greenhouse’s sparkling offer: “The Champagne list is insane! Krug Grande Cuvée by the glass. There is so much of interest here – lots of single vineyard and old vintages but some great grower Champagnes too.”

Another judge commented: “Their whole approach to Champagne is extremely food-friendly – you’re unlikely to leave there without trying at least a glass with your meal.

With bottles in the cellar such as Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1966, The Greenhouse demonstrates its breadth in the Champagne category. The restaurant boasts over 3,400 bins and is part of Lebanese restaurateur, Marlon Abuela’s portfolio, which also comprises Kyoto inspired UMU, The Square, members’ club Morton’s, Marc Patisserie and Bakery and OW Loeb Fine Wines.

Collecting the award was sommelier Andrea Zarbetto.

To read the full review, please click here.

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