QLD success at Australian Wine List of the Year Awards

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Queensland restaurants have succeeded at the Australian wine list of the year awards, nabbing a number of awards.

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from courier mail 29.11.21

A small Queensland wine bar has been declared one of the best in the country in the annual Australian Wine List of the Year Awards, winning the most gongs of any venue Down Under.

Drinking institution Cru Bar + Cellar in Fortitude Valley scored an impressive four wins in the annual competition, taking out Best Wine Bar List, Best Listing of Queensland Wines, Best List of Wines by the Glass and Best Champagne List.

Judged by a panel of 35 Australian and international vino gurus, the awards recognise the dedicated and talented sommeliers creating wine lists for Australia’s restaurants, wine bars, cafes, pubs, and more.

Cru Bar + Cellar in Fortitude Valley has won a swag of gongs in the annual Australian Wine List of the Year Awards.

Cru Bar + Cellar in Fortitude Valley has won a swag of gongs in the annual Australian Wine List of the Year Awards.

Despite the pandemic, the competition received the most entries it has had in its 28-year history, and awarded more “three glass” trophies (the top wine list status) than it ever has – 176, up from 157 last year.

Queensland venues took home 23 of those three glass trophies; won by restaurants such as Blackbird Bar & Grill, Agnes, Hellenika, Moo Moo and Montrachet.

The Sunshine State also recorded the highest number of entries in the competition, and was the fastest growing state for entries, up a whopping 46 per cent on 2020 to 85.

While Cru Bar won the most awards of any one venue, South Bank fine dining Italian restaurant Otto Brisbane won the Queensland Wine List of the Year.

As for the overall competition winner, scoring Australia’s Wine List of the Year, it went to Victoria’s Ten Minutes by Tractor.

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