Kuda Villingili Maldives awarded Best Designed Wine List in Asia
Kuda Villingili, located in the North Male Atoll has been recognised as having one of the world’s best designed wine lists in the annual awards from The World of Fine Wine, the guide for discerning individuals with a passion for wine.
Judged by a panel of the world’s leading wine experts, writers and sommeliers, Kuda Villingili was awarded the Best Designed Regional Wine List in Asia for 2023. This prestigious award is a highly esteemed competition and the rigorous evaluation process scrutinises wine lists from various regions across the globe, with a focus on showcasing excellence, innovation, and the embodiment of the true spirit of fine wine.
Deepa Manuel, General Manager says, “We are truly honoured to receive the Best Designed Regional Wine List in Asia award from The World of Fine Wine. This recognition is a testament of our dedication in creating and elevating delightful wine experience for our guests.”
The categories for the first few editions of the World’s Best Wine Lists centred on the ambition, innovation, and passion of the restaurateur or sommelier in selecting interesting and varied wines. It soon became apparent to the Judges, however, as they studied hundreds of lists every year, that one aspect that significantly affected the ability of a guest to enjoy the process of wine selection was the appearance, clarity, and navigability of the wine list itself. All too often, design is the Achilles heel of otherwise good or great lists.
The Global category winners will be announced at the World’s Best Wine Lists awards ceremony at Glaziers Hall in London on September 11, 2023. Where one outstanding entry will also be identified as Wine List of the Year.