2nd annual Wine List of the Year Awards

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Over 60 leading food and beverage establishments and media gathered at Crave Wine Bar & Restaurant in Sukhumvit’s trendy Aloft Hotel to witness the 2013 edition of the Wine List of the Year Thailand. Now in it’s second year and gaining strength, 10 awards were handed out in this annual competition aimed at recognizing the efforts and expertise in the development of wine lists and wine culture in Thailand.

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Prominent winners from Bangkok were Nahm Restaurant securing both the best wine list in Bangkok and the best national Restaurant List categories and L’Appart Restau-rant, Sofitel Sukhumvit conquering the best list By The Glass category.

 

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However, it was a Koh Samui restaurant, Treetops Sky Dining inside the Anantara Lawana property who scooped the most awards including best list Koh Samui, best Resort list and the National prize for best wine list in Thailand.

Merritt Gurley (Features Editor at Travel & Leisure), Nicky Short (Events Co-ordinator at catandnat.com)

Merritt Gurley (Features Editor at Travel & Leisure), Nicky Short (Events Co-ordinator at catandnat.com)

Founder Jon Hyams says “despite the heavy taxes imposed on wine in Thailand, there are signs of a healthy wine culture developing here… it is encouraging to see Thailand’s wine scene grow on the Asia Pacific gastronomic scene…”

Dawid Koegelenberg (Resort Manager at The Sarojin), Roberto Vitti (Sales & Marketing Director at Zwiesel Kristallglas)

Dawid Koegelenberg (Resort Manager at The Sarojin), Roberto Vitti (Sales & Marketing Director at Zwiesel Kristallglas)

Wine List of the Year Thailand promotes a wine culture from the ground level, encour-aging importers and FB establishments to act in a cohesive manner to develop wine culture.

Nattha Thepbamrung (Reporter at Sunday Post), Stefano Colombo (Assistant Marketing Manager at Pinnacle Gastro), Vasin Srivarathanabul

Nattha Thepbamrung (Reporter at Sunday Post), Stefano Colombo (Assistant Marketing Manager at Pinnacle Gastro), Vasin Srivarathanabul

Oracha Penyachoti (Sommelier at Dusit Thani Hotel), Audrey Jacquemot (Manager D'Sens Restaurant at Dusit Thani Hotel)

Oracha Penyachoti (Sommelier at Dusit Thani Hotel), Audrey Jacquemot (Manager D’Sens Restaurant at Dusit Thani Hotel)

The competition is open to all food and beverage establishments with wine lists. The online registration is judged by world class wine industry figures such as Peter Scuda-more-Smith MW (Chairman) who says “…good wine lists should be fresh, uncompli-cated, brief and accessible to customers to buy glasses of wine…lists which have clear-ly communicated what is for sale and have some connection to the venues’ cuisine and origins are in favour…”

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Best National List
Treetops Sky Dining, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui
 
Restaurant/Wine Bar Award
Winner - Nahm Restaurant, Bangkok
Runner up – L’Appart, Sofitel Sukhumvit, Bangkok
 
Resort/Hotel Award
Winner - Treetops Sky Dining, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui
Runner up – The Sarojin, Khao Lak
 
Cellar Award
Winner - Boathouse Wine & Grill, Phuket
Runner up – Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, Phuket
 
Wine by the Glass
Winner - L’Appart, Sofitel Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Runner up – The Sarojin, Khao Lak
 
Chiangmai and Region
Winner - Dhara Dhevi
Runner up – Four Seasons
 
Koh Samui and Region
Winner - Treetops Sky Dining, Anantara Lawana
Runner up – Jahn Restaurant, Conrad
 
Phuket and Region
Winner - The Sarojin, Khao Lak
Runner up – Ruen Thai Restaurant, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
 
Bangkok and Region
Winner - Nahm Restaurant
Runner up – L’Appart, Sofitel Sukhumvit
Giuseppe Sepe (di Vino food & wine) , Piyawan Niruntraporn (Specialist at San Pellegrino), No ID, Alesandro Chiandetti (Asia Sales Manager at Wickerton HK)

Giuseppe Sepe (di Vino food & wine) , Piyawan Niruntraporn (Specialist at San Pellegrino), No ID, Alesandro Chiandetti (Asia Sales Manager at Wickerton HK)

Markus Rainalter (F&B Director at Sofitel Sukhumvit), Robert Wittebrood (F&B Director at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit) (2)

Markus Rainalter (F&B Director at Sofitel Sukhumvit), Robert Wittebrood (F&B Director at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit) (2)

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Photography by: David Heischrek

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vasin Current: Editor of At-Bangkok.com, Managing Director at dp-Studio Co. Ltd. Past: Lecturer, Instructor at School of Architecture King Mongkut University of Technology, Architect at RNL Architect, Architect at Roth Sheppard Architects Education: School of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand (B.Arch) School of Architecture University of Arizona USA - School of Architecture University of Colorado, Denver USA (M. Arch)
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