On Tuesday, July 8th- The World of Fine Wine revealed their World’s Best Wine Lists of 2014. Over 4,000 restaurants from around the world were judged and within this list, The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary fell in rank!
“Chaired by WFW editor Neil Beckett, the distinguished panel of judges comprised, along with WFW contributing editor Andrew Jefford: the World’s Best Sommelier 2010 Gerard Basset MS MW OBE; WFW columnist and food editor Francis Percival; author and wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg News Elin McCoy; publisher of The Singapore Wine Review and wine columnist for Singapore’s largest circulation Chinese newspaper, the Lianhe Zaobao, Ch’ng Poh Tiong; and author and globally respected Champagne expert Tom Stevenson.”
750 restaurants around the world were awarded with either a one, two or three star award for their featured wine lists. Within that 750, only 225 wine lists were given the three-star category… The Ocean Room was one of them! “The judges also identified, region by region and for the world as a whole, the most exciting lists in five categories – Overall Best Wine Lists, Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List, Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List, Best By-the-Glass Wine List, and Best Short Wine List. Finally, the judges recognized with a special Jury Prize several lists that showed distinctive character and flair or were particularly strong in a specific wine style.”
In addition to The Ocean Room, the Best Wine Lists awards went to a few other Charleston favorites such as Charleston Grill and Social Restaurant & Wine Bar who were awarded with two stars and Cypress restaurant which was awarded one star.