Star Wine List of the Year Finland – 22 May – save the date

On 22 May, Star Wine List will celebrate the best wine lists in Finland – for the fourth time. The celebration is a part of our international tour and the winners in the international categories in Finland will move on to compete against the winners from many other countries in the international final in June 2023.

In May, Star Wine List once again returns to Finland to celebrate the best wine lists, and the teams behind them, in the country. The first Star Wine List celebration in Finland took place in 2020, and this is the fourth time the competition is held in Finland.

The event will be judged by a line-up of exceptional judges: Piotr Pietras MS, Julie Dupouy-Young, Jan Konetzki, and Terhi Oksanen-Alén.

Participation is free of charge.

The last day to enter the competition was 2 April and the winners will be revealed 22 May.

Categories and criteria

Star Wine List judges the wine lists in several categories such as the Best Sparkling Wine List and Best By the Glass List. These categories are the same across all of the awards. In addition, local categories may be added. We have commercial partners for certain categories, such as the Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine. The commercial partners are, however, never involved in the selections of finalists or winners - that is completely up to our independent jury panel.

The criteria for the jury are straightforward but not so simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.


Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine
Grand Prix
For wine lists with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List
200-600 references.
Best Short List
<200 references.
Best Sparkling Wine List, presented by Nyetimber
Best By the Glass List
Special Jury Prize
For a wine list that does something out of the ordinary.
Sustainable Wine List, presented by Viinitie
For the Sustainable Wine List category, not only the wine list is evaluated, but also the stated actions of the venue, as described through a survey in the entry documents.

The winners in the international categories will qualify for our International Final in June, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents, such as South Africa, Australia, UK and Sweden.

More categories and other news may be presented in the future. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter below to be the first to know.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

Published 04-January-2023
Event / Finland

Monday 22 May

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Austrian Wine

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board is based in Vienna, and is a national service body for the Austrian wine industry. The aim is to strategically support, coordinate and maintain quality and sales.


English sparkling producer Nyetimber is the leading producer of sparkling wine in the country.


Read more about Viinitie by clicking on the logo.


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