Star Wine List launches in Dubai

Star Wine List launches in Dubai

Star Wine List, the award-winning guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants, launched its wine lover’s guide in Dubai with an event at BOCA restaurant, in partnership with Nyetimber. 

Launched in Stockholm in 2017, Star Wine List is now live in more than 35 countries.

Thomas Johns, Star Wine List’s Dubai ambassador, said: “To be part of such a big wine movement is a really fantastic step, not only Dubai but the UAE region as a whole. I am extremely excited to be on board for this launch”

Krister Bengtsson, Star Wine List’s founder and publisher, added: “Wine lovers have been asking us for quite some time to create a guide to Dubai. We are very excited to be able to launch it today with Thomas Johns and Nyetimber.”

BOCA, Coya, and Amazonico are among the 11 venues selected for Star Wine List Dubai. The full list can be found on or on the app.

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