Ilkka Sirén is an award-winning wine writer and freelance journalist based in Helsinki, Finland. Ilkka started his career by working behind the counter at a local wine bar and doing harvest stints in wineries around the world. He is currently the drinks writer for Maku, Finland’s leading food magazine, and actively contributes to several magazines in Finland. Internationally his writing has appeared on VICE, Saveur, BBC Travel, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Decanter, and others. As a wine judge, Ilkka has judged wine competitions in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Belgium and China.
He was the winner of the Best Tourism Content with a Wine Focus in the 2018 edition of the Born Digital Wine Awards.