Wine highlights with Viinimies in Finland in 2017

In the central part of Finland there have been some 40 different winesessions during last year.  Thanks to winemakers in different coutries Argentina, Australia, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, New Zealand and wineimporters in Finland wine enthusiasts have had opportunities to taste and value many quality and versatile wines, mostly varietal ones.

Attached you can see photos from different kinds of tastings:

- Show cooking with two ultime groups from adult education center in Juankoski and Kuopio, making delicious food exploiting local, fresh, organic materials like

Risotto with house crickets
Smoked pike-perch

Dark chocolate cake
Naturally all dishes served with proper matching wines.

- Tasting quality, valued, high-class, varietal, versatile and some rare wines like;

Nebbiolo, Sangiovese

Cabernet Franc, Carignan

Primitivo, Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanki

Merlot vs. Carmenere


Sauvignon Blanc

Pinot Gris

Not to speak about wines from

Chile, Argentiina, Uruguay

New Zealand, Australia


Spain, Portugal



- Tastings, working and learning in


Bordeaux in Chateau Carsin

And winetasting with
Portuquese wines from Casa Santos Lima

And German wines during the publication of Makumatka, book with German wines and Finnish food.

One of the personal accomplishments was the attached nomination between 190 countries  about the book where German wines are combined with Finnish food by Heikki and Eeva Remes.
" The Gourmand Awards are delighted to announce that Makumatka is the national winner  for Finland in its category Wine Education book.
So you are already the winner in your country. You now have the unique chance of being the  Best in the World where your book will now compete in its category against winners  from other countries for the Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 26, 2018.
Best wishes for 2018, Edouard Cointreau,Gourmand Awards, President"

With winegreetings Heikki Remes, wineman from Finland

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