Palace has the Best Austrian Wine List in Finland 2022

Palace, Helsinki.

Palace in Helsinki won the category Best Austrian Wine List when Star Wine List of the Year was celebrated on May 30. The category recognises the best wine list with Austrian wine and was presented by Austrian Wine.

"This was certainly the most accurate and interesting selection of Austrian Wines," says Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021, about the winning list.

Krister Bengtsson together with Liam Fahy, Palace, and Michael Zimmermann from Austrian Wine (Photo: Pasi Murto)

Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2022 was held live with the Finnish Sommelier Championship. During the second international tour of Star Wine List of the Year we have so far also visited the Nordics, Australia, UK and Austria. The winners in the international categories will meet in the International final on June 13.

In Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2021, Palace was awarded several gold and silver medals, including gold medals in the categories Austrian Wine List of the Year and Best Medium-Sized List. This year, they kept the gold in the Austrian category and also got silver medals in the Grand Prix, Best Sparkling Wine List and Best German Wine List categories.

The silver medalist in the Austrian category 2022 was Savoy in Helsinki and the bronze medalists were:
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Restaurant Grön, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki

JURY

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

Jury member Salvatore Castano.

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

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 30-May-2022
News / Finland

Presented by 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.

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