Skigaarden has the Best Sparkling Wine List in the Nordics

Skigaarden in Hemsedal, Norway, won the category Best Sparkling Wine List when Star Wine List of the Year Nordics Edition was celebrated during a live event in Copenhagen on Oct. 9. The category recognizes the best wine list with sparkling wine and was presented by Nyetimber.

”An unwavering passion for Champagne is evident at Skigaarden with close to one thousand listings! Lots of breadth, well spread across major houses and growers, with innumerable verticals and great depth of vintages. A rare, impressive selection. Please lock me in here!” says jury member Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of the Americas 2012.

Star Wine List of the Year is our event to celebrate the great wine lists in different countries the teams behind them. The Nordics edition is not part of our international Star Wine List tour but a separate event we organise to highlight the Nordic wine lists and teams.

Lots of breadth, well spread across major houses and growers

The event took place in Copenhagen on Sunday Oct. 9 in collaboration with the Danish Sommelier Association and the Best Sommelier of the Nordics event.

The other finalists in the Sparkling category were:
Alchemist, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brút Restaurant, Reykjavík, Iceland
PM & Vänner, Växjö, Sweden
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki, Finland

Skigaarden was also a finalist in the Grand Prix category, that was won by PM & Vänner in Växjö, Sweden.

The jury for Star Wine List of the Year Nordics 2022 consisted of some of the best sommeliers in the world:
- Arvid Rosengren (Best Sommelier of the World 2016)
- Véronique Rivest (Best Sommelier of the Americas 2012)
- Piotr Pietras MS (Runner up Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2017)

Read more about how the lists are judged here.

Published 09-October-2022
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