Finland’s first Master of Wine Essi Avellan MW is a renowned Champagne and Sparkling Wine specialist. She is the author of several wine books and has revised and extended the 3rd and 4th edition of Tom Stevenson’s award-winning Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine.
Essi Avellan is an organiser of the annual Grand Champagne Helsinki event a reputed wine judge; In addition to being responsible of the Club Oenologique Champagne Report and being part of The World of Fine Wine tasting panels, she is a panel chair at the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) and a jury member at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC).
Essi Avellan has been knighted as Chevalier l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the Minister of Agriculture of France. She holds the title Dame-Officier of Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne.
For more on Essi please see her website : essiavellan.com