Antero Niemiaho won Best Sommelier of Finland 2023

Antero Niemiaho, Best Sommelier of Finland 2023.
Andreas Grube
Published 22-May-2023
News / Finland

Antero Niemiaho, sommelier at Ravintola Vinkkeli in Helsinki, is the Best Sommelier of Finland 2023. Dimitri Frolov, Emo, came in second, and Aino Tuomikoski, Baskeri & Basso, won the bronze medal.

The Best Sommelier of Finland finals was held in Helsinki on Monday, 22 May 2023.

The day before, seven semifinalists competed for a spot in the finals. The semifinalists had to go through theory, blind tastings and service tasks.

The championship final took place on stage at G-Livelab in Helsinki, where the competitors had to solve several problems and tasks. One part of the final was that the finalist had to take over a prepared mise en place, and the contestants had two minutes to check and make comments.

Another task was to correct mistakes on a list of digestives.

In the end – the winner was Antero Niemiaho from Ravintola Vinkkeli.

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