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 from August 11 - 31.


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This is the 8th 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 2021» 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

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

    Founder of The Fine Cider Company in London, pommelier, esteemed cider merchant and advocate. Author of the book "Fine Cider: understanding the world of fine, natural cider", spreading the word about the new wave of cider and its role in gourmet culture.
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    Linda Karpenko

    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

    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 RSkorpions (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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    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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    Ronalds Pētersons

    Sommelier, wine consultant at "Noble Wine", the Best Sommelier of the Baltic States 2018.
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    Kaire Jakobson

    Pommelier, cider connoisseur, a former restaurateur. The founder of Siidrimaja, the first cider specialty shop in the Baltic States.

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