The inaugural World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection has been revealed, following an extensive tasting process carried out by an international panel of renowned sommeliers.

Last month saw 30 of the world’s most renowned sommeliers gather in the UK to take part in the first-ever World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection, an exclusive tasting from William Reed, the name behind The World’s 50 Best Bars and World’s Best Vineyards.

Producers were invited to submit their wines into this tasting and the final selection will serve as a useful tool for on-trade professionals all over the globe to seek out peer-recommended wines.

Representing four continents and 16 countries, the sommeliers invited onto the panel represented restaurants such as Disfrutar (Barcelona), Central and Kjolle (Lima), DiverXO (Madrid), The Jane (Antwerp), Quintonil (Mexico City), Alchemist (Copenhagen), and Gaggan Anand (Bangkok). See the full list on the World Best Sommeliers’ Selection website.

The list names eight Australian wines:

  • Fighting Gully Road 2019 Sangiovese La Longa
  • Henschke 2018 Mount Edelstone
  • Henschke 2019 Keyneton Euphonium
  • Penfolds 2021 Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
  • Penfolds 2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
  • Penfolds 2021 Bin 707
  • Penfolds Grange 2019
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards 2021 Church Block

Andrew Reed, Managing Director Wine and Exhibitions at William Reed, said: “I think the World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection website will be an invaluable source of information for all sommeliers all over the world and we are thrilled by the positive feedback that we have had from the sommeliers that took part; we are already looking forward to the tasting in 2025.”

The complete World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection 2024, includes the sommeliers’ tasting notes and food pairing recommendations.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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