September 6, 2015

Mikä Viini! – What a Wine!

16. - 17.9.2015. Exploring wines with like-minded people

Wines for Autumn

Viinimaa organizes an event of senses mid-September at Vanha Ylioppilastalo which is a perfect intimate venue for such an event. What would be better in a chilly September evening than get together to explore some good wines with friends? The event is called Mikä Viini! in Finnish which translates into What a Wine!. Go find the best wines for the coming autumn and winter evenings.

The event will feature wines of 20 different wine houses from South America to Europe. Organic and sustainable development are key words at the event this year with several wines to try out. The event will also feature a cocktail lounge where you have chance to try out trending low alcoholic cocktails. There might be a chance to try out the new Blossa mulled wine (glögi) which will be available in Alko in October. Food that goes along with the wines will be served by Cafe Vanha.

Story: Meeting with the wineries, winemakers and friends
Location: Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki
Opening hours: 16. – 17.9. 4pm – 8pm
Price: Free entrance. Wine ticket 1EUR each. Most of the wines cost 1-2 tickets (6cl portion)



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Tastings take you nearly around the world and gives you a great opportunity to try out excellent wines with a professional guidance. There are six tastings available and each tasting costs 20EUR. Tastings have limited availability so you better book your spot asap by emailing Please make sure to include which tasting you wish to attend in the subject line. The language used will be English except for the Riedel tasting. Tastings last about 45 minutes.

WEDNESDAY 16.9. 4.30PM
Codorníu Cava
Six different cavas with a new non alcoholic cava as a cherry on top of the cake. Tasting will be held by the head winemaker Bruno Colomer from Codorníu.

WEDNESDAY 16.9. 5.00PM
Introduction to four different Chianti classifications by Ruffino Regional Manager Christian Bottegal.

THURSDAY 17.9. 4.15PM
The french wine producer of the year 2014 Laroche and Madame Gwenaël Laroche presents a variety of Chardonnay wines.

Riedel Masterclass
This is your chance to learn what kind of an effect does the glass have to the wine experience.There will be two white and two red quality wines tasted with Decanter CEO Tomi Salonen.

Trapiche & Finca Las Moras
The taste of Argentina and the well known red wines. Tasting will be held by Juan Pablo Penagos, Regional Export Manager, Peñaflor.

Viña Tarapacá – Chile Maipo Valley
Red wines from Chile and especially Viña Tarapaca have been popular amongst Finns recently. The head winemaker Sebastián Ruiz will let you try out five different red wines as well as a sparkling wine.



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Featured image by Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki