We are delighted to tell you that we won the award for Pub Wine List of the Year at on-trade drinks magazine Imbibe’s first annual Wine List of the Year awards in 2010.
We were very excited to be shortlisted for on-trade drinks magazine Imbibe’s first annual Wine List of the Year awards in 2010.
We went to the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 14th September and are delighted to tell you that we won the award for Pub Wine List of the Year. When presenting the award, Imbibe’s editor, Chris Losh, complimented us for the way in which our list is presented (by style rather than by country) and for the wine flights that we offer.
Here are the judges comments on our wine list:
“So many pub wine lists are ugly, feculent things, that when our judges found this one there was something of a collective Hallelujah Chorus. Back in the first round of judging, Christine Parkinson said that if she went into a pub and found a list like this, she’d be ‘overjoyed’, and these sentiments were echoed again this time around.
With just over 50 ‘standard’ wines on the list and ten ‘fine wines’, it’s impressively compact. But within that it offers excellent choice, with every single wine available in serves of 125ml, 175ml and 250ml as well as by the bottle.
The wines on the list are split up into six helpful stylistic groups, such as ‘dry, crisp, fresh’ or ‘full-flavoured, full, big’ which in itself is impressive, particularly for the pub’s likely customers. But in a real point-scoring extra, the pub also offers ‘tasting flights’ for each section. The idea here is that customers can try 50ml samples of all six of the ‘aromatic and herbaceous’ whites, for instance, for £9.
‘It’s encouraging you to taste all the wines – it works really well,’ said Stuart Alder.
Many fussier, fancier wine lists with serious pretensions could learn from the clear, easy-to-navigate way in which The One Bull lays out its compact, but eminently well-targeted selection.”