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Taina Vilkuna MW

Taina Vilkuna MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in Finland

Nationality Finnish

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