By Rebecca Harris

The race to see who has Australia’s top wine list has begun, with entries to the 2010 Australia’s Wine List of the Year entries kicking off on Monday (Mar 1).

The Awards, presented by Fine Wine Partners and Gourmet Traveller WINE has over the years become one of the most-respected of its kind in the wine industry.

Entries are open until April 9 and sommeliers from restaurants of all sizes are encouraged to submit their lists for consideration.

“Some of the pubs and smaller venues are doing fantastic food and have well-designed lists,” said editor of Gourmet Traveller WINE Judy Sarris. “Just because the list is small does not mean it can’t achieve a high rating.”

Last year’s winner, Rockpool Bar & Grill, has a wine list featuring over 4,00 wines, but will this year enter the Hall of Fame, leaving the pool open for a new contender.

Other Awards up-for-grabs include ‘Best Restaurant List’, ‘Best Food and Wine Matching’ and ‘Best Club List’, as well as the coveted ‘Reader’s Choice Award’, which was last year won by Sydney’s Wildfire.

The results will be announced at an official presentation in Melbourne on Monday 2 August.


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