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Tina Johansson


Swedens Best Female Sommelier 2017

My interest for wine begun when I was twenty years old, one year later I moved from Umeå in the northern part of Sweden to Stockholm to start my studies to become a Sommelier. There, my interest grew into a passion. Besides my Sommelier education I am also certified by the WSET Level 4 Award in Wines and WSET Level 3 in Sake as well as being a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

I now work as the head sommelier at the one Michelin Star Restaurant Ekstedt, consult on and help create wine lists for other restaurants, lecture future sommeliers at Scandinavian Wine Academy, talk about different restaurants wine lists in the podcast CorkRules, arrange wine tastings and lectures and write about wine, in part for Wine Table. Before this I have worked at Canta Lola, Gaston Wine Bar, Restaurant Fotografiska, Tuscan Wine School in Siena and Scandinavian Wine Academy among others. I also used to compete in Sommellerie and I’m currently leading the competition for Swedens Best Female Sommelier, called Lily Bollinger Award. I am also a member of Swesomm, the Swedish National Sommelier Team. We are currently running our own competition, Swesomm Junior Challenge.


I have seven competition placements:

  • Finalist, Vana Tallinn Grand Prix/Baltic Championship 2019 (guest competitor)
  • Third place,  the Swedish National Sommelier Competition 2019
  • Second place, Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2018
  • First place, Lily Bollinger Award 2017
  • Second place, Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2017
  • Third place, the Swedish National Sommelier Competition 2017
  • Second place, Lily Bollinger Award 2016