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    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  2 Wines  from  2 Producers 

It was a pleasure to witness today the launch of a new wine category in the world (exclusively for Finnish wine markets to beginning with). Thanks to creativity of a great friend Tuomas Meriluoto MW who implemented his vision of combining two trendy wine categories – Riesling & Rose together. He convinced two wine producers – Weingut Neiss in Pfalz and Miguel Torres in Chile to implement his vision. As a result, Riesling Roses were born. Absolutely lovely roses! Thanks Tuomas, Axel Neiss and Eduardo Jordan for being creative.

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