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Star Wine List Celebrated Ireland’s Top Wine Lists

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On October 9, Star Wine List of the Year celebrated the great wine lists in Ireland for the first time. The Grand Prix was won by Bar Pez in Dublin, and they also won the categories Best Short List and Best Newcomer List. 

October 9th – “I want to come here to drink! That sums up the great attractiveness of this fun, original and highly curated wine list,” says jury member Veronique Rivest about the Grand Prix winner Bar Pez’s list.

Star Wine List of the Year is a celebration of the great wine lists in the world and the teams behind them. The prize was awarded in ten categories, and the winners in each category got a Gold Star and are also qualified for the international final (to be held in June 2024). The event was held in Waterford City Council, Waterford, during the Sommit Ireland.

Bar Pez won three gold and both 64 Wine and Monty’s of Kathmandu won two gold each. For the category Sustainable Wine List the gold was shared between Daróg Wine Bar and The Pear Tree Café & Wine Bar, both in Galway.

About the jury

The all female jury for the Star Wine List of the Year Ireland 2023 comprises of four of the most renowned sommeliers in the world:

  • Pascaline Lepeltier    
  • Veronique Rivest    
  • Julie Dupouy-Young    
  • Heidi Mäkinen MW

Winners
Grand Prix
The best overall list.
Gold Star: Bar Pez, Dublin

Best Austrian Wine List
The best wine list with Austrian wine, a category presented by Austrian Wine
Gold Star: Monty’s of Kathmandu, Dublin

Best Sparkling Wine List
The best list with sparkling wine, a category presented by Nyetimber
Gold Star: 64 Wine, Glasthule

Best Long List
The best wine list with over 600 listings
Gold Star: 64 Wine, Glasthule

Best Medium-Sized List
The best wine list with 200-600 listings, a category presented by Chateau Tour des Termes
Gold Star: Uno Mas, Dublin

Best California Wine List
The best wine list with wines from California, a category presented by DAOU
Gold Star: Monty’s of Kathmandu, Dublin

Best By the Glass List 
The best wine list by the glass
Gold Star: UNioN Wine, Bar & Kitchen, Waterford

Sustainable Wine List
Recognizes a wine list that has put extra emphasis on the wine program’s impact, including wine growing, winemaking, packaging and transport. A category presented by Familia Torres
Gold Stars: Daróg Wine Bar and The Pear Tree Café & Wine Bar, both in Galway

Best Short List
The best wine list with fewer than 200 listings
Gold Star: Bar Pez, Dublin

Best Newcomer List
Recognizes a venue that has opened recently
Gold Star: Bar Pez, Dublin

Star Wine List is the award-winning guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants around the world. It is available as an app and on www.starwinelist.com. It was launched in Stockholm (Sweden) in 2017, and is now live in more than 35 countries in the world. All venues are selected by top wine professionals.

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