Submit your wines

We welcome all importers to submit any wines made of grapes, filled in glass bottles and registered for sale in the Republic of Latvia. Please get familiar with the Rules of the Competition before filling out the application for your wines! The applications for the competition must be submitted by August 1.


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This is the 5th year we are organising the Wine of the Year competition! We’re looking forward to finding out the best sparkling, white, rose, red, dessert, and fortified wines, as well as demonstrating the variety of wines available in Latvia and easing the life of wine lovers! 

"Wine of The Year 2019" jury:

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    Michael Schuster

    Head of Jury, one of the world’s most respected authors and lecturers, author of wine best-sellers Understanding Wine and Essential Winetasting.
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    Raimonds Tomsons

    Head of Vincents, one of the best Baltic restaurants, 3 rd place in ASI World Sommelier Championship in 2019, the Best European Sommelier in 2017, brand ambassador of PRIKE Latvia.
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    Aigars Nords

    Founder of Riga Wine & Champagne festival, organiser of Latvia’s Wine of the Year competition and Baltic Wine List Awards, holder of WSET diploma, Race Director of Tet Riga Marathon.
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    Jānis Volkinšteins

    Founder and main sommelier of wine bar Vieta (the best Baltic wine Bar), member of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Graduate of WSET Diploma Programme.
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    Linda Karpenko

    "Vincents" sommelier, student of Court of Master of Sommelier (CSM) programme.
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    Gints Sniedze

    One of Latvia’s well known sommeliers/wine consultants since 1997, currently brand ambassador of Moët&Chandon and Hennessy brands in Latvia.
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    Romāns Komars

    One of the founders and the President of Latvia’s Sommelier Assocation (2007-2010), enrolled in WSET Diploma programme, CEO of Interbaltija, one of Latvia’s leading wine importers.
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    Aigars Lukstiņš

    Member of the Professional Qualification Committee of the Latvian Sommelier Association, jury member of Latvian and Baltic sommelier competitions since 2008, HoReCa wine consultant at LIVIKO, Graduate WSET’s Diploma programme.
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    Jānis Kaļķis

    President of Latvia’s Sommelier Association, Latvian and Baltic Sommelier Champion, currently the main sommelier and wine buyer for RS Skorpions (SKY supermārkets) in Latvia.
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    Kaspars Reitups

    Sommelier of “Barents”, Winner of Latvian and Baltics sommelier Championship, Graduate of WSET Diploma Progarmme, Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier.

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