Raimonds Tomsons took part in Vinexpo Paris
This time Raimonds Tomsons had the pleasure to take part in a caviar and wine matching master class organized by Vinexpo Paris along with Best sommelier of the World 1998 Markus del Monego (left) and Master Sommelier, 6th Best Sommelier of the World 2019 Piotr Pietras (right)!
St. Valentine's Day at Vincents
On Saint Valentine’s Day, as always, we will be serving a light tasting menu with an emphasis on the food of aphrodisiac. The perfect way to reignite an old flame or maybe start a new one. There’s no doubt, that really well chosen wine makes great food taste even better. Our sommelier Raimonds Tomsons and his team will complement this tasting menu with special wines from our wine list Our chef’s à la carte menu will be available as well.
Raimonds explores Japan
Raimonds Tomsons traveled through Japan to understand the history, culture and brewing art of Sake, Japan's national treasure! This is Shiro Inoue san, director from Matsumidori brewery in the snowy Aomori prefecture in northern Japan! A small family brewery crafting very fine Sake. Raimonds is back and he would love to share his experience with you!
Surprise your loved ones with gift card for Wine dinner hosted by A.S.I. Best Sommelier of Europe and World's 3rd Best Sommelier Raimonds Tomsons at restaurant Vincents on January 21st, 2020 at 18:00. More information +371 67332830 or email@example.com
New Year's Eve
Chef Oskars Sprukts and A.S.I. Best Sommelier of Europe&Africa Raimonds Tomsons will create special surprises on New Year’s Eve menu.
Brotherhood of the Great Wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Raimonds Tomsons becoming a member of the L'Échansonnerie des Papes (Brotherhood of the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) being not French, is a great honour and also responsibility to spread and share the story of this historical French wine region!
The Historical French Wine Region
Last weekend Raimonds Tomsons was exploring the historical French wine region Châteauneuf-du-Pape! We are ready to share some amazing stories and wines with you at restaurant Vincents!
Wine of December
During the month of December, hurry up to enjoy something unique, most likely, something that is available only at Vincents - dessert wine from a small appellation in South-West France, Pacherenc di Vic Bilh. This is an excellent match with ''Vincents Porcini'' - dessert, which paired with this wine, got an award - winning 3rd place in Lithuania’s ''Wine + Dessert'' contest.
The World's Greatest Sommeliers
This time Raimonds Tomsons is exploring the beautiful and diverse region of Côtes du Rhône together with Nina Jensen from Denmark (2nd Best Sommelier of the World 2019) and Marc Almert from Germany (Best Sommelier of the World 2019).
Competition ``Wine + Dessert`` in Vilnius, Lithuania
Team Vincents with our pastry chef Ance Kristone and sommelier Roberts Brencens participated for the first time in the competition "Wine + Dessert" in Vilnius and won the 3rd place! Congratulations!
Interview in German news magazine STERN
German news magazine Stern has published interview with restaurant’s manager Raimonds Tomsons. Read more about how he became a sommelier, what titles – Europe’s Best Sommelier and World’s 3rd Best Sommelier – mean to him and what role they play in Raimond's life.
Gourmand Guide Awards 2019
Restaurant Vincents was delighted to receive the main prize in L'Officiel Baltics Gourmand Guide Awards 2019. Canard de Rouen à la Presse or pressed duck with bloody sauce stole the show in nomination Best Main Course. Congratulations to our team!
November - Austrian Wine Month
A.S.I. Best Sommelier of Europe Raimonds Tomsons will host a wine dinner “Wines of Austria” on November 12th, 2019.
``Somm Battle`` During Vinexpo Shanghai
Raimonds had the honor to take part in masterclass "Somm Battle" during Vinexpo Shanghai with Andres Rosberg from Argentina (President of International Sommelier Association/A.S.I.), Martin Bruno from Argentina (Best Sommelier of Argentina 2017) and Wataru Iwata from Japan (Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania 2018).
Boxing Legend at Restaurant Vincents
Latvian boxing legend Mairis Briedis - WBO World Champion and 2 x WBC World Champion - visited restaurant Vincents. It was a great honour to receive you! Our team is looking forward to welcome you again!
50th Anniversary of A.S.I.
Vincents head sommelier Raimonds Tomsons together with president of Latvian Sommelier association Jānis Kaļķis are extremely proud and honoured to be part of the 50th Anniversary of A.S.I. (International Sommelier Association) and to apply for organizing Best Sommelier of the World competition in Riga, Latvia in 2022!
Riesling Wine Dinner in September
In November restaurant Vincents will surprise you with a new insight into the wine world. Follow the information on the homepage or sign up for news!
Half-century Wine Tasting
Raimonds was privileged to be part of an amazing tasting at Château Ducru-Beaucaillou in Bordeaux, tasting wines starting from the 1950s up till the last vintages!
Wine Dinner with Raimonds Tomsons
On July 30th, 2019 at 18:00 in restaurant Vincents A.S.I. Best Sommelier of Europe Raimonds Tomsons will host a wine dinner "Taste of Spain".
Presidential Working Lunch
Vincents team was very proud to serve working lunch to presidents of Latvia and Lithuania.
Underappreciated Treasures of France
This time Raimonds is heading to Loire Valley in Northern France where he will discover the small region of Vouvray and their great white wines. These are some of the most underappreciated wine treasures in France which you can discover in our wine list!
Exploring, studying and understanding the small details of biodynamic viticulture together with Gerard Bertrand in Languedoc region, France. You will find biodynamic wines also on our wine list complemented with explanations and exciting stories from our sommelier team!
Wines from Priorat in Restaurant Vincents
Raimonds has just returned from the great Spanish wine region of Priorat in Catalonia, where he explored history, people and wines. We look forward to see you at restaurant Vincents and share these wines and stories with you!
2nd Place for Vincents Sommelier
We are proud to announce that our new and talented sommelier Linda Karpenko has been ranked 2nd in Latvijas Vīnziņu asociācija (Latvian Sommelier Association) organized competition “Pommery Cup 2019”, where the best sommelier of Latvia was selected. Congratulations to Linda!
Raimonds Tomsons - Judge in Decanter 2019
Restaurant Vincents manager Raimonds Tomsons was honored to take part as a judge in the largest and most respectable wine competition Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, which took place in London this week.
Spring has begun not only with the celebrations in honor of the 25th anniversary of restaurant Vincents, but also with the victory in the top ranking of Latvian restaurants!
Vincents 25th Anniversary
Inspiring our competitors worldwide since 1994!
Raimonds Tomsons - Planet's Third Best Sommelier
Getting into such a championship final, of course, is a remarkable achievement for such a small country as Latvia, proudly tells Raimonds.
Champagne Tasting in Zero-gravity
Raimonds Tomsons has become the very first sommelier in the world who has tasted champagne in zero-gravity!
The Return of Canard de Rouen a la Presse in Vincents
You will be able to follow the cooking process, as traditionally the dish is prepared in front of the table.
Roberts Brencens participates in Sommelier Championship
Latvian Sommelier Championship took place on April 24th, where restaurant Vincents sommelier Roberts Brencens won third place and left behind double champion of the Baltic Sommelier Championship Martynas Praviloni.
New World Record and Best Wine List
Restaurant Vincents has been awarded as the Best Restaurant Wine List in the Baltic Countries and Raimonds Tomsons set a new world record.
2nd place in junior sommelier cup in Poland
We are glad to announce that Vincents restaurant sommelier Roberts Brencēns participated in International young sommelier competition 2017 "Calvet Sommelier Cup by Grands Chais de France 2017" in Sopot, Poland on October 15, resulting with the second place after the final results.
Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2017
Raimonds Tomsons had an honor to Head of the Jury of the semi-final of Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2017 together with Sören Polonius – one of the best sommelier coaches in the world from Sweden
Raimonds Tomsons- the New Manager of Restaurant Vincents
Raimonds Tomsons became the manager of the Vincents restaurant by replacing Mārtiņš Rītiņš who retired after long and fruitful 23 – years – line – of – work as the Executive Chef and Manager on July 1, 2017.