2024 Jury

Specialists

Heidi Iren Hansen Vestvik MW

Norway

Master of Wine, expert, educator
category: oak aged white wines

Beverage Manager, Culinary Academy of Norway,
category: oak aged white wines

Heidi lives and works in Oslo. She manages wine education at The Culinary Academy of Norway and teaches both the sommelier education, all levels of WSET as well as Capstone California. She started as a cook, completed her sommelier education in 2009 and worked as a sommelier for five years before her current job. Heidi also loves running courses focusing on food and wine in combination for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. When she was working as a sommelier Heidi also participated in various sommelier competitions and holds medals both from the Norwegian and Nordic sommelier championships. Heidi completed the sommelier education in 2009, passed the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits in 2013 and passed the Master of Wine exam in 2020. When she graduated from the institute of Masters of Wine, she won the Bollinger Award for the best result on the tasting exam as well as the Austrian Wine Outstanding Achievement Award for the best result across all elements of the exam.

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