My Yesterday

    Juha Lihtonen is one of the most succeeded sommeliers in Nordics. This manyfold sommelier champion of his country won the title of the Best Nordic Sommelier in 2003. After sommelier competitions, he finished his WSET Diploma studies and continued the studies in Masters of Wine programme in London.

    On 2000 he founded the Wine Academy of Helsinki, where he run sommelier and wine waiter trainings. He published his first book in 2002 about comibining food and wine. This book was followed by several other ones, and he became active wine writer for several publications in Finland. He hosted a weekly national wine and food radio programme and launched his first food and wine application 'Matchart' with Nokia mobiles in 2003.

    From 2003 to 2007 he was the wine buyer of Silja Line – one of the biggest passenger ferry operators in the world. During this period he was also in charge of the ferries restaurant service and concept development.

    In 2006 he founded FINE Wine Magazines together with his friends Pekka Nuikki and Essi Avellan MW. He has worked for FINE Wine Magazines as their Editor since 2007. He is also the founder member of Tastingbook.com.

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    Pro Me

    Juha Lihtonen is the co-founder of tastingbook.com. He is also known as the co-founder and Editor of the world's leading fine wine publications, FINE Magazines. In 2008, he founded together with Pekka Nuikki and Essi Avellan MW the magazine that was dedicated exclusively to champagne. FINE Champagne Magazine is the world's one and only champagne magazine.


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Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  47 Wines  from  36 Producers 

100 Best Champagne semifinals continue.... Some great surprises, such as Alfred Gratien Brut Millésime 2007!

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Brut Nature Starck 2012, Louis Roederer
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Besserat de Bellefon
Special Cuvée NV (10's), Bollinger
Blason Rosé NV (10's), Perrier-Jouët
Le Millésimé 2013, G.H. Mumm
RSRV Rose Foujita NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Cuvée Brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2007, Ruinart
Clos du Moulin Rosé NV (10's), Cattier
Family Reserve 2012, Comtes de Dampierre
Femme de Champagne 2002, Duval-Leroy
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Duval-Leroy
Brut Classic Rosé NV (10's), Alfred Gratien
Brut Millésimé 2007, Alfred Gratien
Le Black Reserve NV (10's), Lanson
Black Label NV (10's), Lanson
Alexandra Rosé 2004, Laurent-Perrier
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Pommery
Cuvée Louise Extra Brut 2004, Pommery
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Soutiran
Cuvée Stanislas 2008, Thiénot
Thiénot Brut NV (10's), Thiénot
Palmes D’Or 2008, Nicolas Feuillatte
Barons de Rothschild Brut NV (10's), Barons de Rothschild
Cuvée des Caudalies Rosé NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), J. de Telmont
Grand Couronnement 2008, J. de Telmont
Brut Tradition NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Sténopé 2010, Devaux
D Rosé NV (10's), Devaux
Cuvée Clos Saint-Jean Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012, José Michel
Millésimé 2012, Jacques Selosse
Rive Gauche Brut NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Brut Réserve NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Grand Millésime Brut 2011, Baron-Fuenté
Loridon Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Brut Nature 2013, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Blanc de Pinot Noirs NV (10's), Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Grand Cru 2013, Georges Vesselle
Aspasie Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Armand de Brignac
L'Espiegle Brut 2008, Champagne R.Renaudin
L'unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Champagne Noël Bazin
Brut Millésime 2012, Lété-Vautrain
Terre d'Emotion Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Charpentier

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  40 Wines  from  29 Producers 

The hard work of assessing hundreds of champagnes for The 100 Best Champagnes 2021 has started! First tasting session behind. Great champagnes with very consistent quality.

2m 8d ago

Millésimé 2012, Charles Heidsieck
Blanc des Millénaires 2006, Charles Heidsieck
Brut Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
Rosé Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
La Grande Année 2012, Bollinger
Grand Cordon Brut NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Essentiel Blanc de Blancs extra brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Brut Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Cattier
Clos du Moulin NV (10's), Cattier
Petit Meslier Extra Brut 2007, Duval-Leroy
Cuvée Paradis 2013, Alfred Gratien
Brut Classic NV (10's), Alfred Gratien
Le Rosé NV (10's), Lanson
Le Blanc Réserve NV (10's), Lanson
Cuvée Garance NV (10's), Thiénot
Palmes D'Or Rosé NV (10's), Nicolas Feuillatte
The Rothschild Rare Vintage 2008, Barons de Rothschild
Extra Brut NV (10's), Barons de Rothschild
Brut Réserve Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
L.D Blanc de Blancs 2009, J. de Telmont
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Grande Réserve NV (10's), Vilmart & Cie
Cuvée La Vignotte NV (10's), A.Robert
Brut Rosé NV (10's), José Michel
Pinot Meunier Brut NV (10's), José Michel
Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru Aÿ NV (10's), Henri Goutorbe
Rosé de Saignée NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Comte de Marne Brut 2012, Charles Mignon
Extra Brut Noir NV (10's), Alexandre Bonnet
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Les Sous Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Mailly Grand Cru Extra Brut 2012, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Brut Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Aspasie Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Carte Blanche Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2013, Roland Champion
Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lombard
Lemaire Millésime 2008, Champagne Lemaire Père & Fils

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