Submit your wines

Dear friends,
«Wine of the Year 2023» competition will once again identify the best wines imported and available in Latvia, serving as a guide for Latvia’s wine lovers. Please note that it is possible to submit wines for the competition until June 12, the evaluation will take place from July 4 to 6, the results will be publicised in September 2023, but the annual wine show «Top 100 Wines + Chefs» at Hanzas Perons, where we will present all the Gold and Silver medalists, will take place November 25.
Please pay attention to the fact that we have introduced a new category - «Fine Wines». For more information regarding the category and wine entry procedures read the competition rules.
Good luck,
Riga Wine & Champagne


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This is the 9th 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» jury:

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    Michael Schuster

    Head of Jury since 2014, one of the world’s most respected authors and lecturers, author of wine best-sellers Understanding Wine and Essential Winetasting.
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    Andrew Jefford

    One of the world’s leading wine journalists, Andrew writes and broadcasts about food and drinks, has written a number of books over the last 20 years receiving great critical acclaim. Andrew is a co-chair of Decanter WWA, and is a regular contributor to both Decanter and the World of Fine Wine.
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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 Rimi Riga Marathon.
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    Raimonds Tomsons

    1st place in ASI World Sommelier Championship in 2023, the Best European Sommelier in 2017.
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    Agnese Gintere

    Sommelier, winner of the Latvian sommelier competition 2016, Baltic's third best sommelier 2017, wine consultant at Interbaltija AG.
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    Dmitrijs Sinkevičs

    The sommeliers of the «Nomad» restaurant, the certified sommelier of the Latvian Sommelier Association, the winner of the Latvian sommelier competition 2022, the second best sommelier in the Baltics 2022.
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    Jānis Volkinšteins

    Member of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Graduate of WSET Diploma Programme.
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    Kaspars Reitups

    Winner of Latvian and Baltics sommelier Championship, Graduate of WSET Diploma Progarmme, Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier.
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    Linda Karpenko

    Sommelier, student of Court of Master of Sommelier (CSM) programme.
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    Ņikita Zaičenkovs

    WSET level 3, certified sommelier of the Latvian Sommelier Association, 1st place in the Latvian Championship 2020, 2nd place in the Baltic Beer Championship 2022.
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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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    Ronalds Pētersons

    Sommelier, wine consultant at «Noble Wine», the Best Sommelier of the Baltic States 2018.

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