Star Wine List's first Baltics competition - in pictures

Jubilant winners of the inaugural Star Wine List of the Year awards in the Baltics held last Sunday (19 November)
Helen Arnold
By Helen Arnold
Published 21-November-2023
News / Tallinn

Last Sunday saw some of the very best of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania's wine bars and wine restaurants gather at the Tasty Food Festival (Maitsev Eesti) in Kultuurikatel in Tallinn battle it out for glory in the very first Star Wine List of the Year awards in the Baltics region. There were a number of prestigious prizes up for grabs, with each category offering an individual country medal, as well as an overall winner from the region.

Categories including the Best Sparkling list, Best by the Glass list, Best Austrian wine list, Best Portuguese list, and Best Long, Medium and Short List made for an exciting event, with the visiting sommeliers on the edge of their seats to find out if they were one of the lucky winners. The event was hosted by our Ambassador manager Liora Levi, as well as founder of Star Wine List Krister Bengtsson, with jury member Heidi Mäkinen MW on hand in a supporting role.

Here are a selection of photographs from the event. All images by Lauri Laan.

Fotografiska, the Tallinn-based Gold Star winners of the Best Sustainable Wine List award for the whole Baltics region
Networking with colleagues at the event
Star Wine List's wine Ambassador manager Liora Levi
Enjoying a glass or two at the inaugural event in Tallinn
Catching up over a bite to eat
Chatting with friends
Austrian Wine, sponsors of the Best Austrian Wine List category
Don't mind if I do.... enjoying some of the wines on offer at the first Baltics event last week
And the winners are.......
Happy to be here!
Celebrating with friends old and new at the Tallinn-based event
Nervously waiting to hear who the winners are!
Manning the bar - someone's got to do it!

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