Why are Swedish wine lists so French?

The share of French wines on top Swedish wine lists is 56%. Star Wine List gathered a panel to discuss the reasons why.

Star Wine List’s analysis shows that 56% of the listings on top Swedish wine lists are French, followed by 15 % for Italy and 9 % for the US.

Sweden’s Master of Wine Madeleine Stenwreth has criticised the lack of diversity on Swedish wine lists and our interview with her last year caused a lot of debate on the subject.

During the Sommelier championship and Star Wine List of the Year on 6 May 2018, we invited a panel of experts to discuss the reasons for the French dominance:

Madeleine Stenwreth MW
Emelie Svensson, Sommelier restaurateur Restaurant Agnes, Stockholm
Rubén Sanz Ramiro, Head Sommelier PM & Vänner, Växjö
Mark Andrew MW, Noble Rot Magazine and Wine Bar

Watch the debate in English on our Facebook page:


Published 06-May-2018
News / Sweden

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