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by Tina

Elegant wines from South Africa

My latest wine column for Umeå Tidning is out! If you want to read (in Swedish) about Elgin, one of South Africas most exiting areas right now, you can do it here. I write about the wines from Elgin and the cold climate, and recommend two of my favourite wines from the region.


Swedens best female sommelier 2017

Yesterday I competed in (and won!!) the Swedish competition Lily Bollinger Award, a competition that points out Swedens best female sommelier. It was a nervous and exiting day with a lot of different parts of the competition, to mention a few it was a blindtasting of beer and a sampling of cheese to recommend beverage to. If you want to read more there has been a few articles about it (in Swedish), for example in Dagens Industri and Besöksliv.


Bubbles and Brut

My lates wine column for Umeå Tidning is out, in Swedish. This month I write about the term “Brut” and sparkling wine. If you want to read it you’ll find it here.


Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2017

This week I competed in the Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2017, this year in Helsinki, Finland. The competition was very fun and consisted of a blind tasting of four rosé wines – what a challenge.  Two Swedish articles are posted about it if you want to read more, one on Besöksliv and another one in UmeåGuiden.


About me

About me

My name is Tina Johansson DipWSET. I am a Certified Sommelier from Sweden living in Stockholm. I work as a head sommelier at the one Michelin Star Restaurant Ekstedt and am a WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Alumni. I have also competed in Sommellerie and I was Swedens Best Female Sommelier in 2017. Follow my travels through food and wine here!