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Shiraz Amsterdam nominated for “Winebar of the year”!

Good news for all wine bar lovers in the Netherlands; the “Wine bar of the Year 2019” election has started again. is once again looking for the best wine bar in our country this year.

Do you help Shiraz (the wine bar in the College Hotel) to become a Winebar of the year? Then vote now:

Thanks on behalf of team Shiraz @ The College Hotel!


Masters of Wine

Shiraz Amsterdam was chosen as ‘Wine Bar of the Year 2019’! 

Tense faces at The Flying Winebar at the Horecava 2020, where the winner of the “Wine Bar of the Year” was announced on January 14 at 4:00 PM. Under the watchful eye of Sharon van Lokhorst (Editor-in-Chief FavorFlav), the jury awarded Shiraz Amsterdam the Wine Bar of the year 2019. “In recent years, we have been close, but this year finally the number 1 position. We are very proud that we have won this prize and a great reward for the entire Shiraz team, ”says Anita Boezaard.

From the jury report: “Everything is right at the bar of wine entrepreneurs Anita Boezaard and Wim Wiersma. Upon arrival, there is the enthusiastic reception of trained sommeliers, a clear explanation of the wine list, and peace of mind to choose from. ” The decor is very atmospheric, high tables interspersed with low seats and a nice bar. It is striking that there are many locals in a very international environment of our capital. And both hip Millenials as experienced wine lovers of all ages know how to find Shiraz – and return regularly. ”

“The dishes on the menu are exciting and fantastically prepared. The wine list is very well cared for with clear icons for all taste profiles, the selection of wines by the glass is very wide, and there is also a huge selection of wines by the bottle with a sympathetic fixed storage price. Extra plus point is the on-site wine shop. “

The election

Over the past months, 120 wine bars have entered the battle for the “Wine Bar of the Year 2019” title. Out of more than 10,000 votes and 5 wildcards, a final top 15 was chosen for the next round. These 15 wine bars have recently been inspected on the basis of an unannounced and anonymous visit, with this visit looking at several facets.

The jury consists of Sharon van Lokhorst (editor-in-chief, Robert van Dijk (main sponsor Coravin), Hans van de Meeberg (Misset Horeca and, and Robert Verhoeven (Owner of Pitch PR and founder of

Dé Jardin des Vins of Amsterdam

Not only can Shiraz Amsterdam crown itself as “Wine bar of the Year 2019”, but they have also been voted “Best Wine Bar of Amsterdam”.

About Shiraz Amsterdam (@ The College Hotel)

SHIRAZ is a wine bar on the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam. This Jardin des Vins is the place to discover new wines or enjoy the old familiar. The atmosphere of the bar is inspired by the age-old history of the Shiraz grape: a blend of the Middle East and traditional French. Of course in a contemporary jacket. Take a seat on the lounge sofa in front of the fireplace or at the high tables and feel right at home!

After the resounding success of Shiraz in the center of Amsterdam, expansion opportunities were quickly looked into, which was found in The College Hotel Amsterdam. From October 2019, wine lovers can also enjoy Shiraz wines and delicious shared dining dishes at The College Hotel Amsterdam.

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Note for the media For more information and questions about Shiraz @ The College Hotel and Corendon Hotels & Resorts, please contact Martin de Boer.