Baltic Wine List Awards

We created the Baltic Wine List Awards in association with Cross Keys Gin to discover the best restaurants, wine bars and hotels for wine lovers in Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Minsk and Saint Petersburg! We are launching the 3rd Baltic Wine List Awards now to spotlight best restaurants, bars and hotels with good, great and extraordinary wine lists! The application deadline has been extended to February 26!  Make sure to submit your entry and get recognition as a wine-friendly restaurant, bar, hotel by February 26!
Check out our Jury below – it consists of highly respected wine personalities in the Baltics, Europe and the world – they are truly experienced when it comes to finding out restaurants, bars, hotels, cafés, clubs with great wine lists that appeal to wine lovers. The organiser of the Baltic Wine List Awards is Riga Wine & Champagne festival in association with the main sponsor Cross Keys Gin.


Find here the General Rules of the Awards.

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! 

How to apply

Familiarize yourself with the Rules of the Awards (application, criteria, Jury, timeline, fees, etc) and fill in on-line application by February 26!

Jury members:

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    Raimonds Tomsons (LV)

    Head of Jury, Europe’s Best Sommelier 2017
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    Marc Almert (DE)

    Jury Member, Best Sommelier of the World 2019
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    Jon Bonné (US)

    Jury Member, Senior Contributing Editor for PUNCH
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    Nicolas Papavero (FR)

    Jury Member, Le Wine Bar by Le Vintage, Owner
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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

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