Star Wine List of the Year International Open - 6 May

On May 6 we will let all wine bars and restaurants in regions not yet covered by a national event to join our celebration of the best wine lists and the teams behind them. Restaurants and wine bars are welcome to enter, free of charge.

Monday 6 May

The International Open will be included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this is the very first time we have this opportunity for venues all over the world to be a part of our awards. We have events in a lot of regions already, and to also be able to include wine bars and restaurants outside of these regions, we have the International Open. The Star Wine List of the Year International Open will be a digital online event.

The finalists have been announced! See all of them here.

How to register

Last day to enter was March 10, 2024

These countries/regions are the ones who have or will have separate events, and venues from these places cannot enter the International Open:
• South Africa • Norway • Ireland • Denmark • Belgium • Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) • UAE • France • UK • New York • Sweden • Finland • DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) • Asia (Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei; Japan; Malaysia; Singapore; South Korea and Thailand).

Categories and criteria

Star Wine List judges the wine lists in several categories such as the Best Sparkling Wine List and Best By the Glass List. These categories are the same across all of the awards. In addition, local categories may be added. We have commercial partners for certain categories, such as the Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine. The commercial partners are, however, never involved in the selections of finalists or winners — that is completely up to our independent jury panel.

The criteria for the jury are straightforward but not simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.



Grand Prix
The best list overall
Best Long List
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List
200-600 references.
Best Short List
<200 references.
Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine
Best Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber
Best California Wine List
Best By the Glass List
Best Newcomer List
Sustainable Wine List
For the Sustainable Wine List category, not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, as described through a questionnaire in the application.

The winners in the international categories will qualify for our International Final in June 2024, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents.

More categories, the jury and other news will be presented in this post later.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

Commercial partners

For commercial opportunities, please contact Star Wine List at