Long live Champagne!
Thank you everyone for an amazing opening of the 11th season of Riga Wine & Champagne festival – it was a huge privilege to welcome you all at Riga’s Bubble Parade at Riga Circus and dinners from March 2 to March 5!
Please stay tuned for the rest of 2023 programme!
With best regards,
Riga Wine & Champagne team.
Riga Wine & Champagne festival is the largest and most decadent celebration of champagne, fine wine and food in the Baltic countries. Our mission is to spread the message of all things gourmet, while forming the reputation of Riga as the tastiest Baltic capital!
Riga Wine & Champagne takes place two times a year – in Spring and in Fall. Since our foundation in 2012 we have created numerous world-class tastings, masterclasses and dinners, established Latvia’s first competition of World wines judged by an international Jury headed by Michael Schuster, initiated the most anticipated tastings like Audi Bubble Parade, TOP 100 Wines + Chefs, Champagne Gala Dinner, EAT DRINK VOTE by Electrolux, as well as created an annual Wine of the Year guide aimed at Latvia’s wine lovers. In 2018 we also created the Baltic Wine List Awards in association with Cross Keys Gin to find out the best and most wine-lover friendly restaurants and bars in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn.
Riga Wine & Champagne festival welcomes around 2500 foodies & wine lovers every year.
We are very proud of the fact that some of the world’s most notable authors, experts and producers have visited Riga and are eager to visit us again - long-time friends Peter Liem (champagneguide.net), Michael Schuster, Andreas Larsson (World’s best sommelier 2007), and some of the world’s best known eksperts like Ian d’Agata, Richard Juhlin, John Kapon, Andrew Jefford, Mark Andrew MW, Essi Avellan MW, Michael Sager, our own Raimonds Tomsons (Europe’s best sommelier 2017) to name just a few.
We’ve had the pleasure to welcome W. Brundlmayer, Jean-Hervé Chiquet (Ch. Jacquesson), Charles Philipponnat (Ch. Philipponnat), Michel Drappier (Ch. Drappier), Mireia Torres (Jean Leon), Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger (Ch. Taittinger), Gilles de la Bassetiere (Ch. De Venoge), Rodolphe Peters (Ch. Pierre-Peters), Laurent Fresnet (Ch. Henriot), Christophe Constant (Ch. Paul Bara), Frederic Panaiotis (Ch. Ruinart), Adrien Dhondt (Ch. Dhondt-Grellet), Pascal Agrapart (Ch. Agrapart), Francis Tribaut (Ch. Lallier), Catherine Curie (Ch. Piper-Heidsieck) and other leading producers and wine-makers.
NECom agency and its boss Aigars Nords is behind Riga Wine & Champagne. We are one of the leading marketing and sponsorship agencies in Latvia, and we love what we do!
Aigars Nords, founder of Riga Wine & Champagne, has acquired the WSET diploma, visited countless wine regions, participated in harvests and even ran the Medoc marathon. Regularly writes about wine for the leading publications.
Riga Wine & Champagne would not be possible without the support of our partners. Our most sincere thanks go to Audi Latvija, Luminor, Electrolux, Amber Beverage Group, as well as the importers of wine and champagne!