A week ago I was nominated in a Swedish gala prizing women in the restaurant business called Stellagalan. I am, together with two other talented sommeliers, nominated for this years Stella Sommelier which is such an honor. Feel free to read more about in in Swedish here.
A week ago I had the opportunity to travel to Riga and enter the competition Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2019 as a guest competitor. This competition is recognized as the Baltic Championship so entering was very fun and trying. Since I was a guest competitor I could not hold a place or a titel as “a Baltic Champion”, but nevertheless I made it into the final which was as much as I could hope to do. It was a good experience and definitely some needed practice. Sending a big congratulation to Kaspars Reitups from Riga who won the Baltic Championship.
So I recently got my article about where to drink wine in Siena published on jancisrobinson.com. It was a competition where one could enter with the best tips you’ve got to highlight a certain place and where to go when you are a wine lover. Of course I wrote about Siena. I loved living there and the experience really made me fall in love with wine, again. Feel free to take my recommendations here!
About three weeks ago I competed in the Swedish National Sommelier Championship in 2019 after not having entered since 2017. Quite nervous but it all went well, I ended up in third place! If you’re interested you can read more about it in Swedish here.
Today my text about sherry wine for Umeå Tidning came out (read it here in Swedish). Dry sherry is definately one of my favourite styles of wine, and sadly not appreciated enough.
My name is Tina Johansson and I am a Certified Sommelier from Sweden living in Stockholm. I work as a head sommelier at Canta Lola Restaurante and study the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines. I have also competed in Sommellerie and I was Swedens Best Female Sommelier in 2017. Follow my travels through food and wine here!