Society Claims the Title for World’s Best New Wine List

Drink, Melbourne / 19 September 2023

A Triumph for Melbourne’s Wine Scene

Melbourne has reason to revel as Society, discreetly positioned at the Paris end of Collins Street, has procured the coveted Best New Wine List in the World title at The World of Fine Wine Awards 2023. This recognition follows Society’s earlier garnering of four regional accolades, including Best By-The-Glass Wine List with Coravin and Best Spirits Selection.

The London Sojourn

Loïc Avril, the Head of Wine for Lucas Restaurants, journeyed to the esteemed Glaziers Hall in London to receive the honour. Given that these awards are a globally rigorous assessment of wine lists, the win signifies a considerable achievement for both Society and Lucas Restaurants.

Lucas Restaurants

Chris Lucas, the driving force behind Lucas Restaurants, articulated a sense of dignified pride. “This award serves as an affirmation of our diligent international wine sourcing and collaborative efforts in list curation,” Lucas remarked.

Resilience in Adverse Conditions

Neil Becket, of The World of Fine Wine, lauded all competitors. In an era marked by Covid-19 and economic volatility, Becket commented, “The steadfast resilience exhibited by these establishments is not only commendable but illuminating.”

An Invitation to Indulgence

In celebration, Loïc Avril has meticulously curated a special menu. It features a select roster of esteemed wines available by the glass from 12-4 pm at multiple venues, including Society, Lillian Brasserie, and The Lounge at Society. Among the options are Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, and Wynns John Riddoch.

Concluding Remarks

This accolade does more than merely aggrandise Society. It serves as a testament to Melbourne’s increasingly influential role in the global food and wine landscape. For those inclined to experience this distinction firsthand, visit Society’s website. Further insights into Lucas Restaurants can be gleaned from their official website.

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