Essi Avellan MW

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Essi Avellan MW, judge on the DWWA Alsace and Champagne panels in 2010

Essi Avellan MW is Finland’s first Master of Wine, winning the Lily Bollinger Medal as best taster and the Tim Derouet Memorial Award as best overall student. She is the editor of FINE Champagne magazine and writes for a number of international wine magazines and papers. Avellan writes a bi-annual wine buying guide in Finland, has co-authored 1000 Finest Wines Ever Made and is working on a Champagne book.

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