In September, Star Wine List will recognize the best wine lists in the Nordic countries during the Nordic Sommelier Championship. Austrian Wine partners with Star Wine List to award the best wine lists with Austrian wines in the region.
“We look forward to highlighting the many great wine lists with Austrian wines in the Nordic markets. There is a distinctive tension common to all these wines, which make them an excellent match for an exceptionally varied range of cooking styles and cuisines,” says the Austrian Wine Marketing Board.
Nordic Star Wine List of the Year will recognize the best wine lists in a number of categories, such as Best Wine List by the Glass and several country categories. The Austrian category has been present in the first two Star Wine List of the Year competitions in Sweden. PM & Vänner has won it both times.
“Our wine list competition Star Wine List of the Year has been a hit in Sweden where we have held it for two years. Now we are very excited to go through the wine lists in the Nordic countries and find the winners across the region on 22 September,” says Krister Bengtsson, founder and publisher of Star Wine List.
The winning restaurant’s sommelier will win a trip to Vievinum in Vienna in 2020.
Independent top jury decides
The awards for the best wine lists will be decided by an independent jury, including Latvia’s Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe 2017, Paz Levinson, Arvid Rosengren and Pascaline Lepeltier.
All restaurants and bars listed by Star Wine List are automatically entered into the competition Star Wine List of the Year, at no cost. All other restaurants and bars in the Nordics are also welcome to enter their wine lists - for more info, see links below.