- About me
Hi! I’m Janis Volkinsteins - owner and wine director at wine bar VIETA. A wine bar in Riga, Latvia that has been awarded with the 1st place prize in "Baltic Wine List Awards 2018" announcing the best wine list in the Baltic states. I’ve been a wine importer since 2011 offering my services to top places in the city and private customers working on their perfect collection. Besides that my office hours pass by organising tastings and wine tours. I’ve studied wine in WSET qualification Level 2, 3 and the highest Diploma level in Davayé, France and in “Weinakademie Osterreich” in Rust, Austria. A proud member of Burgundian brotherhood “Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin” representing wines of the region and the whole country of France in cooperations with the Embassy of France in Latvia and “Institut français de Lettonie”. And when the time is right we take the edge off and release our inner wine geeks with #peculiarwineclub
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