Heidi Mäkinen MW: How to Succeed in Selling Wine in Finland

Heidi Mäkinen talks to Robert Joseph about the unique aspects of the Nordic monopolies and the way tenders work. She also explains the differences between Finland, Sweden, and Norway, as well as varying consumer preferences in these markets.

Reading time: 7m 15s

Is the Finnish Alcohol Monopoly Coming to an End?

The current government in Finland is aiming to liberalize the alcohol market and turn Finland into a wine-producing country. Vincent Messmer reports.

Reading time: 2m 30s

Cracking the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Wine Markets: Insider Tips

Getting a wine listed in the Nordic monopolies can be challenging ― but there are tips and tricks to make the process easier. Felicity Carter heard some good advice.

Reading time: 5m 30s

Can the Nordic Monopolies Turn the Drinks World Green?

Scandinavia’s five alcohol monopolies have launched a joint program to combat climate change. Petri Pellinen considers its practicality.

Reading time: 12m

Finland: Understanding the Finnish Wine Market

Finland is a beer drinking country where craft ales are currently booming. Nearly half - 47% - of all alcohol consumed is beer, compared to just 19% for wine. But wine is fighting for its place. Petri Pellinen reports. 

Reading time: 5m 40s

Finland goes wild for natural wine

The recent Helsinki Natural Wine festival had to cope with media scepticism about natural wines before it had even opened. But, reports Ilkka Sirén, the Finns voted with their feet.

Writers of Finland

Finland not only has a growing wine scene, but it has also produced a number of notable wine communicators. Ilkka Sirén reports.

Major distributors in Finland

The coldest country in the Nordics has an alcohol monopoly, says Ilkka Sirén. But its on-trade needs wine too, and that’s where the distributors come in.