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WGA 2021 E-Booklet

Honouring our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

California Wine New World Wine List of the Year

The criteria for this award aims to distinguish and award 3 restaurants, ranked in order; Silver, Gold and Platinum, whose new world wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. These lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery.

Evaluation criteria: 
  • Design & format: Nominated wine list should be descriptive in terms of varieties and pricing, and easy to understand.
  • Wine selection: Factors to consider include authenticity of source and whether it complements the signature styles of cuisine.
  • Value: The pricing structure appropriately reflects all characteristics of the restaurant – service, variety of wines and vintages
  • Variety: The wine list features a wide variety of wines across different regions and are available at different price points