The World wins Best Ship Wine List in the World 2019 in The World of Fine Wine’s ‘World’s Best Wine Lists 2019’

September 2019


London, England – September 2019: The World, Residences at Sea has been awarded two prestigious accolades in the The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine Lists 2019 for a fifth year in a row. The private residential ship received three stars, the highest possible and lead its category as Best Ship Wine List in the World 2019.

A highly prestigious award, The World joins the ranks of some of the finest restaurants on the globe including Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, South Africa which received Best Wine List in the World 2019, and other three-star winners such as Hide, London and The Yeatman, Porto. This recognition by one of the world’s leading wine magazines is a testament to The World’s impressive wine collection. French and American selections have a very strong presence, followed by emphasis on the wines of Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and others. In each of these countries, the Beverage Team looks for the exceptional producers, sprinkled with a few newcomers that have sparked interest along the way, and wines that are nuanced, elegant and reflect the characteristics of their terroir.

Commenting on the accolade, The World’s Beverage Manager, Ms. Ivanova said, “It is one again an honor for The World to be recognized at the highest level for the fifth year running and alongside the best establishments in the world. The World’s onboard Sommelier team has the unique challenge and privilege of putting together a diverse wine selection sourced throughout the globe during our travels. Our voyages take us to the world’s greatest wine regions, presenting an opportunity to explore wines locally. The philosophy of our wine program reflects the unique concept of our Ship. As of this point in time on the enclosed wine list we feature 1272 different labels from 20 different countries with an inventory of up to 17,000 bottles.”

The esteemed panel of senior judges included some of the world’s greatest experts including Alder Yarrow, Elin McCoy, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, contributing editor Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson and food editor Francis Percival.

About The World of Fine Wine magazine: The World of Fine Wine (TWFW) is an award-winning magazine that speaks to an international readership of discerning individuals who each share a passion for wine. The publication appeals to a broad spectrum of wine lovers because of the range of subject matter covered and the quality and depth of the articles written on these academic topics. Working with some of the world’s most respected wine writers, TWFW offers authoritative editorial content and the go-to place for the global fine wine aficionado. TWFW is a quarterly publication with subscribers extending across 30 countries.

About The World
The World embodies a distinctive, one-of-a-kind lifestyle of exclusive luxury travel where Residents explore every corner of the globe, experience myriad different cultures and gain privileged access to the planet’s most beautiful destinations, all from the comfort of their own home. The strikingly beautiful 644-foot Ship promises gracious and personal service in a warm, inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed private home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at any one time of 150-200 Residents & Guests assures an intimate atmosphere.

The World offers the ultimate combination of thrilling and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with on board putting greens and a state-of-the-art golf simulator, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema and more.

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 20 countries own the homes on board and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They
circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service.

To learn more about this unique lifestyle call +1 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contact:
For additional information or to request images of The World contact:
Joanna Merredew
The Dovetail Agency
+44 207-016-6740


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