Taina Vilkuna MW
Became an MW 2015
Based in Finland
Languages English, Finnish
After studying International Politics at university, Taina Vilkuna soon let her passion for wine, especially Champagne, take the lead to embark on a career at the Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko Inc, where she held various positions. As Product Communications Manager since 2006, she has been leading media relations, planning staff training and lecturing on wine.
Current employer: Alko Inc.
Primary area(s) of work: Communication
Industry sector(s): Educator, Off trade, PR, Sales
Wine styles: Champagne, Fine and rare wines, Still red, Still rosé, Still white
Wine region expertise: Alsace, Bordeaux, Champagne, Chile, Georgia, New Zealand, Piedmont, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Tuscany
Market expertise: Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, Scandinavia, South America
Specialisms: Direct to consumer, Food and wine pairing, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Wine judging