Baltic Wine List Awards

We created the Baltic Wine List Awards to discover the best wine lists in Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius! The results of the first Baltic Wine List Awards were announced in March 2018. Now the Baltics are ready for the second time to spotlight Baltic restaurants, bars and hotels with good, great and extraordinary wine lists. Application process now is open with the due date on January 15, 2019.

The jury - consisting of the highly appreciated wine personalities in the Baltic States, Europe and the world - are looking for restaurants, bars, hotels, cafés, clubs with a great wine list that appeals to wine lovers in order to encourage strong and passionate wine lists and to boost the consumption and understanding of good wine. The organiser of the Baltic Wine List Awards is Riga Wine & Champagne festival in association with the main sponsor Cross Keys Gin.

We are sure the Awards will improve wine selection and service in the Baltics as well as encourage strong wine lists that complement our restaurants and cuisines. We also hope that the Awards will raise awareness of the impact great wine lists can have on attractiveness and profitability of HoReCa industry! Don't miss the deadlines!

How to apply

Familiarize yourself with the Rules of the Awards (application, criteria, Jury, timeline, fees, etc) and fill in on-line application!

Jury members:

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    Raimonds Tomsons (LV)

    Head of Jury, Europe’s Best Sommelier 2017
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    Michael Sager (UK)

    Jury Member, Owner of the famous London wine bar Sager + Wilde
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    Giovanni Sinesi (IT)

    Jury Member, Head Sommelier at Michelin 3-star restaurant Reale/ No36
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    Andreas Larsons (SE)

    Jury Member, World Sommelier Champion 2007
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    Kristjan Peäske (EE)

    Jury Member, Vice-President of Estonia’s Sommelier Association
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    Arūnas Starkus (LT)

    Jury Member, One of the founding fathers of Lithuanian wine scene
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    Aigars Nords (LV)

    Jury Member, Founder of Riga Wine & Champagne, WSET Diploma

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