Swesomm Members

The Swedish National Sommelier Team, known as Swesomm, consists of the finalist from this years Swedish Championship and the candidates for the European- and the World Championship. From 2021 the team is also joined by one Junior Member, the winner of the yearly competition Swesomm Junior Challenge. Below are the current team members.

Team Members

Ellen Franzén

Ellen Franzén

Work: Gastrologik

Merits: 1st place in the Nordic Sommelier Championship 2021
1st place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2021
1st place in the Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2019
1st place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2019
2nd place in the Nordic Sommelier Championship 2018
3rd place in the Nordic Ruinart Challenge 2018
2nd place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2018
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.

Contact: ellen@swesomm.com

Instagram: @ellen_franzen

Emma Ziemann

Emma Ziemann

Work: Restaurant Äng and my own company Vinsinnigt

Merits: 2022 Swedish Sommelier Championship (Winner)
2021 Nordic Sommelier Championship (Final, 2nd place)
2021 Swedish Sommelier Championship (Final, 2nd place)
2019 Nordic Sommelier Championship (Final, 3rd place)
2019 Nordic Ruinart Challenge (Final, 2nd place)
2019 Swedish Sommelier Championship (Final, 2nd place)
2018 Swedish Sommelier Championship (Winner)
2018 Gaggenau Sommelier Cup (Final, 2nd place)
2018 Duni Cup, Nordic Waiter Championship (Final, 3rd place)
2017 Waiter of the Year (Winner)
2017 Swedish Championship Blind Tasting in team (Final, 3rd place)
2016 Lily Bollinger Awards (Winner)
2016 Swedish Championship Blind Tasting in team (Final, 2nd place)
2014 Freestyle Sommelier (Final, 2nd place)

Favourite region: Depending on the mood…  Champagne, Hawke’s Bay, Ahr or Loire.

Sommelier I look up to: Véronique Rivest

Guilty pleasure: Dill crisps (or honestly, all types of crisps) and 80’s style gin and grapefruit tonic.

Hidden skills: I have ECTS credits in Dinosaurs – their Evolution and Extinction.

Contact: emma@swesomm.com

Instagram: @vinsinnigt

Martin Mortensen

Martin Mortensen

Work: Restaurant Äng

Merits: 2nd place in the Swedish Sommelier Championship 2022
2nd place in the Swesomm Junior Challenge 2021

Favourite region: Bordeaux and Piedmont

Sommelier I look up to: Arvid Rosengren

Guilty pleasure: Moscato d’Asti and Brachetto d’Acqui

Hidden skills: Skateboarding

Contact: martin@swesomm.com

Instagram: @martin_mo91

Elliot Björkman

Elliot Björkman

Work: W by Wijnjas

Merits: 3rd place Swedish Sommelier Championship 2022
1st place Swesomm Junior Challenge 2021

Favourite region: Burgundy

Sommelier I look up to: Andreas Larsson

Guilty pleasure: Frangelico

Hidden skills: Making puzzles

Contact: elliot@swesomm.com

Instagram: @elliot133