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Star Wine List Celebrates French Top Wine Lists – Here Are the Finalists

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On February 12, Star Wine List will celebrate the great wine lists of France for the very first time, at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris in Paris. The international expert jury has now decided the finalists. 

Star Wine List of the Year is the celebration of the great wine lists in the world and the teams behind them. In France, the prize is awarded in twelve categories, and the winner in several categories will also qualify for the International Final in June 2024. The jury, including top sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier and Jeremy Cukierman MW, is done deliberating, and the finalists have been selected. 

“It is very exciting to celebrate the great wine lists of France for the first time with our amazing jury. We look forward to welcoming all the finalists to Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris,” said Krister Bengtsson, founder and publisher of Star Wine List.

About the jury
The jury for the Star Wine List of the Year France 2024 comprise four top international wine experts: 
• Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France 2018
• Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine
• Ronan Sayburn MS, CEO, Court of Master Sommeliers Europe
• Jeremy Cukierman, Master of Wine 

Finalists
Grand Prix
The best list overall
The winner will be announced at the event

Best Long Wine List
The best large wine list, with more than 600 references

  • Au Bon Coin, Wintzenheim
  • La Dame de Pic Paris, Paris
  • La Table de Yoann Conte, Veyrier du Lac
  • Le Bon Georges, Paris
  • Le Bout du Monde, Beaune
  • Le Petit Sommelier, Paris
  • Le Wine Bar by Le Vintage, Reims
  • Les Clefs d’Argent, Mont-de-Marsan
  • Maison Pic, Valence
  • Parcelles, Paris

Best Medium-Sized List
The best wine list with 200-600 listings, a category presented by Dreissigacker

  • Au Tour du Vin, Paris
  • Auberge Le Bouc Bleu, Beblenheim
  • Gaya – Cuisine de bords de mer, Châtelaillon-Plage
  • Hôtel Pinard, Montpellier
  • L’auberge des Isles, Montreuil-Bellay
  • La Régalade, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Le Restaurant L’Hôtel de la Gare, Couzon au Mont d’Or
  • Le Rousseau, Pont de Claix
  • Le Saint Sebastien, Paris
  • Pierre Sang on Gambey, Paris

Best Short List
The best wine list with fewer than 200 listings

  • Alex Le Bienhereux, Paris
  • Bistro des anges, Reims
  • Casse-Cailloux, Tours
  • Les Amoureuses, Paris
  • Oktobre, Paris
  • Regain, Marseille

Best By the Glass List
The best wine list by the glass

  • 5 wine bar, Toulouse
  • Au Bon Coin, Wintzenheim
  • Hôtel Pinard, Montpellier
  • L’Oiseau Blanc at the Peninsula Hotel, Paris
  • La Dame de Pic Paris, Paris
  • La Table de Yoann Conte, Veyrier du Lac
  • Le Petit Sommelier, Paris
  • Maison Pic, Valence
  • Un Cantalou à Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  • Vignobles et Châteaux Wine Bar, Saint Emilion

Best Sparkling Wine List
The best list with sparkling wine, a category presented by Nyetimber

  • La Table de Yoann Conte, Veyrier du Lac
  • Le Bout du Monde, Beaune
  • Le Gabriel, La Réserve Paris, Paris
  • Le Petit Sommelier, Paris
  • Le Wine Bar by Le Vintage, Reims
  • Les Parcellaires, Annecy
  • Maison Pic, Valence
  • Parcelles, Paris
  • Restaurant RATN, Paris
  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon

Best Austrian Wine List
The best wine list with Austrian wine, a category presented by Austrian Wine

  • 5 wine bar, Toulouse
  • Hôtel Pinard, Montpellier
  • La Dame de Pic Paris, Paris
  • Maison Pic, Valence

Best California Wine List
The best wine list with wines from California, a category presented by Louis M. Martini

  • 5 wine bar, Toulouse
  • Parcelles, Paris
  • Vignobles et Châteaux Wine Bar, Saint Emilion

Sustainable Wine List
Not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, a category presented by Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné
The winner will be announced at the event

Best Newcomer List
For a venue that recently opened

  • Décalé, Lyon
  • Hôtel Pinard, Montpellier
  • Les Parcellaires, Annecy
  • Oktobre, Paris
  • Rosette Restaurant, Clichy
  • Vignobles et Châteaux Wine Bar, Saint Emilion

Best Rhône Wine List
The best wine list with wines from Rhône, a category presented by Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné

  • l’ me Sœur, Lyon
  • L’épicerie des Alpes, Les Deux Alpes
  • La Dame de Pic Paris, Paris
  • La Table de Yoann Conte, Veyrier du Lac
  • Le Bout du Monde, Beaune
  • Le Petit Sommelier, Paris
  • Maison Pic, Valence
  • Restaurant RATN, Paris

For more info, please contact:
Krister Bengtsson, founder and publisher, krister@starwinelist.com

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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