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.
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.
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
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.