Swesomm Members

The Swedish National Sommelier Team, more known as Swesomm, consists of the finalist from this years Swedish Championship and the candidates for the European- and the World Championship. Below are the current team members and coaches.

Team Members

Fredrik Lindfors

Fredrik Lindfors

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Ellen Franzén

Ellen Franzén

Work: Esperanto

Merits: 2nd place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2017

Favourite region: Burgundy.

Sommelier I look up to: Arvid Rosengren.

Guilty pleasure: Moscato d’Asti on the rocks.

Hidden skills: A master of making hot shots.

Tina Johansson

Tina Johansson

Work: Vinkällan Dryckesutbildningar / Scandinavian Wine Academy

Merits: 2nd place in Lily Bollinger Award 2016
3rd place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2017
2nd place in the Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2017
1st place in Lily Bollinger Award 2017

Favourite region: Champagne & Jerez.

Sommelier I look up to: Maya Samuelsson, the first person who made me believe I could actually compete in sommellerie.

Guilty pleasure: The Twilight movies.

Hidden skills: Weirdly good at karaoke to all the ABBA hits.

Swesomm’s Coaches

Sören Polonius

Sören Polonius

Work: Esperanto Group, my own company Dryck enl Polonius and Swesomm

Merits: 2010 – Swedish Candidate World Championship (Semifinalist)
2009 – Grand Jour de Champagne (Winner)
2009 – Baltic Championship (Winner)
2008 – European Championship in Bulgaria (Semifinalist)
2008 – Nordic Championship in Stavanger (Final, 2nd place)
2008 – Swedish Sommelier Championship (Winner)
2006 – Trophée Ruinart European Championship (Semifinalist)
2006 – Nordic Championship in Copenhagen (Final, 2nd place)
2006 – Swedish Sommelier Championship (Winner)
2005 – Nordic Championship in Iceland (Final, 3rd place)
2005 – Swedish Sommelier Championship (Final, 3rd place)
2004 – Swedish Sommelier Championship (Semifinalist)
2004 – Trophée Ruinart Stockholm Competition (Semifinalist)
2003 – Swedish Sommelier Championship (Semifinalist)
2003 – Rookie of the Year Championship (Final, 2nd place) 

Favourite region: California (to travel in) and California, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Wachau (to drink).

Sommelier I look up to: Gerard Basset, no one else in the world has accompliced what he have.

Guilty pleasure: Air dried cheese doodles. (They have to have the right texture, it takes about 24-48 hours depending on the humidity).

Hidden skills: Whistle, I do it all the time without even thinking about it. I’m starting to get really good at it.

Maya Samuelsson

Maya Samuelsson

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