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2019 China's Wine List of the Year Winners Announced!

22 Oct 2019

SHANGHAI: Tonight, Tuesday, October 2019 , the highly anticipated results of the 2019 China’s Wine List of the Year Awards – Mainland China and also Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan were announced to an audience of greater China’s leading sommeliers, VIP’s, Award Partners and Supporters, Wine judges from around the world, government representatives and media with a live broadcast of the Awards Presentation Ceremony.

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And the winners are…….

China’s Wine List of the Year 2019 – Mainland China

CAFÉ GRAY DELUXE – The Middle House, Shanghai

AND

As custodians of this winning list, the following Awards were also announced –

China’s ‘Outstanding Sommelier’ of the Year 2019 – Mainland China

FeiFei Liu

China’s Outstanding F&B Director/Manager/Owner of the Year 2019 – Mainland China 

Martin Zheng

“A superlative wine list expertly curated by Feifei Liu together with the cooking of New Yorker, Gray Kunz, make this a marvellous destination for those who love food and wine. It’s a distinctive list, clearly set apart from the norm. At its core are French wines but it covers much more of the countryside than most. Its tentacles also stretch around the world – from Alto Adige to Margaret River; from Gascony to the Lebanon. By the glass the offerings are dramatically good, even without the gems by Coravin: from Bordeaux’s Right Bank to Mendoza Malbec and a Vietti Barolo. There are wine flights to tantalise: no one in China does it better. The sommelier’s imagination is given full reign in organising the list; and the choices are thoughtful, exceptionally so. It’s a ground-breaking list”. Peter Forrestal, Co-Chairman of Judges

China’s Wine List of the Year 2019 – Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

SW STEAKHOUSE – Wynn Palace, Macau

AND

As custodians of this winning list, the following Awards were also announced –

China’s ‘Outstanding Sommelier’ 2019 – Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan

Daniel Wang

China’s Outstanding F&B Director/Manager/Owner of the Year – Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan 

Paco Galdeano

“Set amid the opulence of Macau’s Wynn Palace, is the spectacular SW Steakhouse which bears the name of its owner, Steve Wynn, as a badge of honour. Guests enjoy a half-hourly spectacle during dinner while enjoying the best of steaks from Japan, the United States and Australia and some of the world’s finest seafood. For most, Daniel Wang’s wine list will be memorable because of the quality of its international offerings by the glass while those who win at the casino can delight in choosing from several vintages of the world’s finest: Salon, Latour, Hermitage La Chapelle, Vega Sicilia ‘Unico’, Yquem and more”. Peter Forrestal, Co-Chairman of Judges

Also announced in Shanghai tonight was a special addition to the coveted China’s Wine List of the Year Awards – Hall of Fame – Individual Award Winners –with the induction of the Awards foundation winner and long term supporter of the Awards Mr Paul Lo, Director of Food and Beverage, Lisboa Complex, Macau. As the first winner of the China Wine List of the Year Awards in 2013, Robuchon au Dome, Grand Lisboa Hotel, under Paul, then also became the first venue in greater China to be inducted into the China Wine List of the year Awards – Hall of fame – Main Award Winners.

 Again in 2019 the big winners with China’s Wine List of the Year Awards are greater China’s Hospitality and Tourism Industries and greater China’s ever more discerning Consumers everywhere who benefit from the significant gains that are being achieved each year with the standard of greater China’s wine lists.

Every year the standard of the wine lists that showcase those industries and are available to those consumers continues to rise with the average score for all entrants in 2018 achieving 2.0 Glasses for the first time!

This outstanding result across all entrants and across the country underpins the growing standard of China’s Wine Lists today. So, not only are China’s best wine list getting better but the whole industry is improving – one of the ultimate goals of these Awards!

In 2019 the most popular categories entered by applicants were again Best Wine by the Glass List followed again also by Best Food and Wine Matching Wine List and Best Champagne List.  Best Listing of Chinese Wines was the next most strongly supported category this year which is a great trend for China’s growing DomesticWine Industry!

2019 was also a record year for the Independent Restaurant sector across Greater China reflecting the increased focus by this category on creating outstanding wine offers for their customers and wanting to say so!  Strong support also for the Best Medium List (100 wines) as well as the Best Small List (50 wines) categories – lists that the judges recognise are often harder to create well than large lists.

Finally, it’s great to hear of the impact on respective businesses that success in the Awards is bringing to those deserving of recognition and reward for the outstanding levels they are achieving.

 

Quote from Co-Chairman of Judges Peter Forrestal on the 2019 Awards …”The seventh annual China’s Wine List of the Year Awards reinforced in a public way the strength of the hospitality industry throughout China by focusing attention on its most enterprising sommeliers and those who organise and invest in its finest restaurants. The Awards in 2019, were dominated by Shanghai and Hong Kong although success found its way to all corners of the country. In the past year or two, what has pleased the judges most has been the increased commitment of sommeliers to wines by the glass. They have also been delighted by the way increasing numbers of sommeliers have managed to develop lists which complement their restaurant’s cuisine more completely than ever before. The work done in Chinese restaurants is particularly exhilarating”.

Quote from Co-Chairman of Judges Brian Julyan MS on the 2019 Awards …”This competition has been as close as ever and all finalists should be congratulated. As in previous years, the considerable thought and effort which has been put in to produce these excellent lists is clearly illustrated and the attention to detail well noted.  Each list has its own special attributes and collectively they show a high level of understanding of the selections necessary to suit the menu of their individual restaurant as well as the needs of their customers.  The majority include Traditional favourites along with some innovative and exciting ‘new kids on the block’, and the improvement in WBG options is to be applauded as is the increase in the number of Chinese options as these have a lot to offer.  Well done to everyone involved”. 

AWARD WINNERS & FINALISTS – 2019

China’s Wine List of the Year 2019 – Mainland China

CAFÉ GRAY DELUXE – The Middle House, Shanghai

AND

As custodians of this winning list, the following Awards are also announced –

China’s ‘Outstanding Sommelier’ of the Year 2019 – Mainland China

FeiFei Liu

The Outstanding F&B Director/Manager/Owner of the Year – Mainland China 

Martin Zheng

 

China’s Wine List of the Year 2019 – Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

SW STEAKHOUSE – Wynn Palace, Macau

AND

As custodians of this winning list, the following Awards were also announced –

China’s ‘Outstanding Sommelier’ 2019 – Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan (sponsored by Macau Grand)

Daniel Wang

China’s Outstanding F&B Director/Manager/Owner of the Year – Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan 

Paco Galdeano

CHINA’S WINE LIST OF THE YEAR – FINALISTS

  • Summer Palace, Shanghai
  • Canton Disco, Shanghai
  • Oyster & Wine Bar, Hong Kong
  • Lobster Bar & Grill, Hong Kong

CHINA’S WINE LIST OF THE YEAR – HALL OF FAME

  • MAIN AWARD WINNERS –
  • L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Shanghai (2018)
  • 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong (2018)
  • House of Roosevelt – Shanghai (2017)
  • Hakkasan – Shanghai (2016)
  • Aux Beaux Arts – Macau (2016)
  • Franck – Shanghai (2015)
  • Restaurant Petrus, Island Shangri-La – Hong Kong (2015)
  • Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen – Shanghai (2014)
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Hong Kong (2014)
  • Robuchon au Dôme, Grand Lisboa Hotel – Macau (2013)

CHINA’S WINE LIST OF THE YEAR – HALL OF FAME

  • THREE TIME SPECIALIST AWARD WINNERS –
  • Duke’s (Guangdong)                 Best List Southern China (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • 121BC (Hong Kong) Best Wine Bar List (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Oyster & Wine Bar (Hong Kong) Best Wine by the Glass List (2013, 2015, 2016)

CHINA’S WINE LIST OF THE YEAR – HALL OF FAME

  • INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS –
  • LU Yang (2017/2018)
  • Paul Lo (2019)

BEST WINE LIST – EASTERN CHINA

  • Café Gray Deluxe (Shanghai)

BEST WINE LIST – NORTHERN CHINA

  • Il Ristorante (Beijing)

BEST WINE LIST – SOUTHERN CHINA

  • Pipette (Shenxhen)

BEST WINE LIST – WESTERN CHINA

  • Tivano (Chengdu)

BEST WINE LIST – HONG KONG SRA

  • Oyster & Wine Bar (Hong Kong)

BEST WINE LIST – MACAU SRA

  • SW Steakhouse (Macau)

BEST WINE LIST – TAIWAN

  • Bencotto (Taipei)

BEST INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT WINE LIST

  • M on the bund (Shanghai)

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT WINE LIST

  • SW Steakhouse (Macau)

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT WINE LIST

  • Hakkasan (Shanghai)

BEST CLUB WINE LIST

  • La Cave (Hong Kong)

BEST WINE BAR LIST

  • Café Grey Deluxe (Shanghai)

BEST NEW WINE LIST– opened in last year

  • Canton Disco (Shanghai)

BEST SMALL WINE LIST– 50 wines maximum

  • Big Bur Beer & Barbeque (Hong Kong)

BEST MEDIUM WINE LIST– 100 wines maximum

  • 121 BC (Hong Kong)

BEST WINES BY THE GLASS LIST

  • Hakkasan (Shanghai)

BEST FOOD & WINE MATCHING LIST – sponsored by Fun Wine

  • Sir Elly’s (Shanghai)

BEST CHAMPAGNE LIST

  • Oyster & Wine Bar (Hong Kong)

BEST SPARKLING WINE LIST

  • House of Roosevelt (Shanghai)

BEST LISTING OF CHINESE WINES– sponsored by  Cofco Great Wall

  • Sui Tang Li (Shanghai)

BEST LISTING OF CHINESE RICE WINES

  • Man Wah (Guangdong)

BEST LISTING OF CHINESE SPIRITS– sponsored by Kai Shan Chinese White Spirits

  • Man Wah (Guangdong)

BEST LISTING OF AUSTRALIAN WINES– sponsored by Wine Australia

  • The House of Roosevelt (Shanghai)

BEST LISTING OF FRENCH WINES

  • Petrus (Hong Kong)

BEST LISTING OF GERMAN WINES  – sponsored by Wines of Germany

  • Petrus (Hong Kong)

BEST LISTING OF NEW ZEALAND WINES – sponsored by Whitehaven

  • Hakkasan (Shanghai)

BEST LISTING OF SPANISH WINES– sponsored by Wine from Spain

  • Las Tapas (Shanghai)

BEST SAKE LIST

  • Shinpaku (Shanghai)

BEST APERITIF LIST

  • Tivano (Chengdu)

BEST DIGESTIF LIST

  • Jing Bar (Chengdu)

BEST COCKTAIL LIST

  • Jing Bar (Chengdu)

BEST BEER LIST

  • Big Sur Beer & Barbeque (Hong Kong)

BEST LISTING OF NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

  • Hakkasan (Shanghai)

BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE WINE LIST

  • Air France – La Premiere

BEST LUXURY FINE WINE CELLAR LIST

  • Petrus (Hong Kong)

BEST HOTEL GROUP WINE LIST

  • EXCELLENT – Marriott
  • OUTSTANDING – Shangri-La Four Seasons

BEST ‘Wines by the Glass’ LIST in a HOTEL GROUP

  • EXCELLENT – Four Seasons
  • OUTSTANDING–Mandarin Oriental     Marriott

BEST RESTAURANT CHAIN WINE LIST

  • EXCELLENT –  8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Macau
  • OUTSTANDING–Robuchon au Dome   Xinrongji

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST BY SOMMELIER’S CHOICE

  • L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Shanghai –  Arneis Wu

 FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Website:           www.winelistoftheyear.cn

Email:               awards@winelistoftheyear.com

 

TRADE ENQUIRIES – PLEASE CONTACT:

awards@winelistoftheyear.comfor English enquiries

Teresateresa@pinor.com.cn  for Chinese enquiries

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES – PLEASE CONTACT:

awards@winelistoftheyear.comfor English enquiries

Teresa teresa@pinor.com.cn  for Chinese enquiries

~   THANK YOU  ~

 On behalf of the Tourism and Hospitality Industries across greater China and discerning consumers everywhere our sincere thanks to our Partners, Supporters and Sponsors below who have made the 2019 Awards possible –

CHINA’S WINE LISTS OF THE YEAR – 2019

Mainland China 

CAFÉ GRAY DELUXE

– The Middle House, Shanghai

“A superlative wine list expertly curated by Feifei Liu together with the cooking of New Yorker, Gray Kunz, make this a marvellous destination for those who love food and wine. It’s a distinctive list, clearly set apart from the norm. At its core are French wines but it covers much more of the countryside than most. Its tentacles also stretch around the world – from Alto Adige to Margaret River; from Gascony to the Lebanon. By the glass the offerings are dramatically good, even without the gems by Coravin: from Bordeaux’s Right Bank to Mendoza Malbec and a Vietti Barolo. There are wine flights to tantalise: no one in China does it better. The sommelier’s imagination is given full reign in organising the list; and the choices are thoughtful, exceptionally so. It’s a ground-breaking list”. Peter Forrestal, Co-Chairman of Judges

Hong Kong – Macau – Taiwan
SW STEAKHOUSE

– Wynn Palace, Macau

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