PM & Vänner has Sweden’s best sherry list 2022

(Photo: Stefan Bohlin)

For the first time ever in the history of Star Wine List of the Year, sherry was a category in the competition. The category was presented by González Byass and the winner was PM & Vänner in Växjö.

"Although us wine geeks love sherry, it's not always an easy cause to champion and especially serving so many by the glass shows a dedication and passion that is admirable and worthy of all praise!" says the jury member Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier of the World 2016, about the winning sherry list.

All in all, PM & Vänner won five of the thirteen categories in the competition. Apart from sherry they also won Grand Prix, Best Sparkling Wine List, Best Italian Wine List and Best Rhône Wine List.

Sherry has for many years been a wine style that everyone has loved to try and talk about

The sherry category was presented by the iconic producer González Byass and this was the first tim ever that sherry was part of a Star Wine List of the Year competition.

González Byass presented the sherry category.

"It feels great, and also very reasonable. Sherry has for many years been a wine style that everyone has loved to try and talk about, but where significantly fewer have dared to invest in a serious selection on the wine list. This has clearly changed in recent years, and more and more restaurants dare to list more varieties of sherry. It feels good to reward those who work long-term with this exciting origin," says Karl Bengtsson, brand manager at importer Nigab.

The cellar at González Byass.

The silver medalists in the sherry category were:
Boqueria, Åre
Hallmans Matbar, Stockholm
Operakällaren, Stockholm
Villa Dagmar, Stockholm

In the jury for Star Wine List of the Year Sweden this year, we are proud to have some of the best and most well-renowned wine professionals in the world:

Jury member Arvid Rosengren.

Rajat Parr: winemaker, sommelier and author
Julie Dupouy: Best Sommelier of Ireland three times
Arvid Rosengren: Best Sommelier of the World 2016
Marc Almert: Best Sommelier of the World 2019
Paz Levinson: Best Sommelier of Argentina and the Americas.

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

Published 03-April-2022
News / Sweden

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