Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2021 – all the winners

On 6 September 2021, Star Wine List celebrated the best wine lists in Finland. Restaurant Muru in Helsinki was the big winner with awards in three categories: the prestigious Grand Prix category, Sparkling Wine List and Special Jury Prize.

"It is a well-presented list with a lot of back vintages. Also some nice surprises, and very fair pricing," says jury member Marc Almert, Best Sommelier of the World 2019, about Restaurant Muru's triple Gold Star list.

Finland was the first stop for the second international Star Wine List of the Year tour. The winners were revealed on 6 September at the Best Sommelier of Finland event in Helsinki.

The prizes were handed out by Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe, and Camilla Lindh from the Star Wine List team. Here are all Finnish winners:

Categories:

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Emo, Helsinki
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Restaurant C, Tampere
Savoy, Helsinki

Winner:
Palace, Helsinki

German Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with German wines

The category is presented by Wines of Germany

Finalists:
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Kaskis, Turku
Palace, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Winner:
Savoy, Helsinki

By The Glass List

– Recognizes the best by the glass list

Finalists:
Pien Brewpub, Helsinki
Pöllöwaari, Jyväskylä
The Tasting Room, Turku
Vin-Vin, Helsinki
Vinho, Turku

Winner:
Vinho, Turku

Sparkling Wine List

– Recognizes the wine list with sparkling wine

Finalists:
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Winner:
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki

Special Jury Prize

– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.

Finalists:
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Nolla, Helsinki
Vin-Vin, Helsinki

Winner:
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 200 listings

Finalists:
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Lucy in the sky, Espoo
Vin-Vin, Helsinki
Vinho, Turku
Wino, Helsinki

Winner:
Vin-Vin, Helsinki

Best Medium-Sized List

– Recognizes the best wine list with 200-600 listings

Finalists:
Bronda, Helsinki
Carelia, Helsinki
Demo, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Pastis, Helsinki

Winner:
Palace, Helsinki

Grand Prix

– Recognizes the best large wine list, with more than 600 references

Finalists:
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki

Winner:
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki


The jury for the Finnish event was:
• Marc Almert, Best Sommelier of the World 2019
• Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe 2017
• Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada twice
• Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France 2018

And as our local judge:
• Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine and president of the Finnish Sommelier Association

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

Published 06-September-2021
News / Finland

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