Skigaarden won Best Sparkling Wine List in Norway

Skigaarden won Best Sparkling Wine List category. (Photo: CF Wesenberg/Kolonihaven)
Andreas Grube
Published 24-September-2023
News / Norway

On September 24, Star Wine List celebrated the best wine lists in Norway and the teams behind them for the fourth time, together with Norges Beste Vinkart. Skigaarden in Hemsedal won the category Best Sparkling Wine List (Beste Musserende Vinkart), presented by Nyetimber.

”This is huge, and this is the reason we have been down in Champagne working in the vineyards. Going forward, we’re going to keep on building the wine list, choosing the wines we like ourselves and following the philosophy that we have,” says Mauritz Teigen at Skigaarden.

”Surrounded by mountains and large hills, lies a seasonal restaurant with a heart for tradition. They feature a unique underground wine cellar with a focus on high quality wines. They offer a distinctive selection of sparkling wines and verticals of classic producers from the entire Champagne region. The jury highlights the location's focus on quality producers as well as the rich selection of older vintages in the assessment,” says jury member Ole Edvard Berg.

The silver medalists in the sparkling category were:

Arakataka, Oslo
Britannia Hotel, Trondheim
Hos Moi, Kristiansand
Park Hotel Vossevangen, Voss
RE-NAA, Stavanger
VIN Bjørvika, Oslo

Norway was our second stop on our 2023-2024 International tour, and this was the fourth time we ran it in Norway. The event was a collaboration between Star Wine List, Norsk Vinkelnerforening and Kapital, and took place at Bristol Hotel in Oslo on Sunday September 24.

The jury for the event was filled with top wine professionals:
• Francesco Marzola
• Rune Rake
• Ole Edvard Berg
• Heidi Mäkinen MW
• Piotr Pietras MS

The criteria for the jury are straightforward but not simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.

Skigaarden will now qualify for our International Final in June 2024, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

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