All the finalists in Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2022

On May 30, we return to Finland with out Star Wine List of the Year celebration. The winners will be announced during a live event with the Finnish Sommelier Championship. Here are all the finalists!

”We are excited to once again celebrate the great wine lists in Finland and look forward to meeting our friends in person in Helsinki again,” says Krister Bengtsson, Star Wine List’s founder.

During the second international tour of Star Wine List of the Year we have so far visited the Nordics, Australia and UK, with Austria coming up. The winners in the international categories will meet in the international final on June 13. And since the last Finnish event was less than a year ago, there can actually be two different Finnish participants in a category in the international final, if the winners this May are different from last time.

Restaurant Muru won three Gold Stars during Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2021. Here, Taneli Lehtonen, Jenni Räisänen and Samuil Angelov. (Photo: Pasi Murto)

JURY

Three top sommeliers from our international jury panel have formed the 2022 Finland jury:

Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada
Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021
Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France

"Finland may not have the largest number of wine lists on Star Wine List, but the overall level is high and competitive. The jury had a very thorough discussion and we look forward to sharing the results in Helsinki!" says Krister Bengtsson.


International categories

The winners in the international categories are all qualified to the international final of Star Wine List of The Year in June.

Grand Prix

– Finland’s best wine list with more than 600 references

Finalists:
Palace, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Best Austrian Wine List

– Recognises the best wine list with Austrian wine. The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Restaurant Grön, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Best Medium-Sized List

– Recognizes the best list with 200-600 references.

Finalists:
BasBas Kulma, Helsinki
Bronda, Helsinki
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Vin-Vin, Helsinki

Best By the Glass List

– Recognizes the best by-the-glass list

Finalists:
Pöllöwaari, Jyväskylä
Ravintola Sump!, Helsinki
Vinho, Turku
Viinitupa Vuorenmaja, Mäntää
Vin-Vin, Helsinki

Best Sparkling Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with sparkling wine

Finalists:
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Special Jury Prize

– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.

Finalists:
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Restaurant C, Tampere
Vin-Vin, Helsinki

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best list with up to 200 references

Finalists:
Baskeri & Basso, Helsinki
Emo, Helsinki
Farang Helsinki, Helsinki
Lucy in the sky, Espoo
Vinho, Turku
Wino, Helsinki


National category

The national category is held only for Finland.


Best German Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with German wine. The category is presented by Wines of Germany

Finalists:
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki


CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA
The jury members vote independently for their favorites considering width, depth, originality and value. The jurys' votes are then added up to decide the finalists and the winners.

The winners in the international categories are all qualified to the international final of Star Wine List of the Year that will be held in June.

Read more about how we judge Star Wine List of the Year here.

Published 18-May-2022
News / Finland

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