Heidi Iren Hansen Vestvik MW
Became an MW 2020
Based in Norway
Languages English, Norwegian
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 competitions and holds medals both from the Norwegian and Nordic sommelier championships.
Heidi passed the exam in 2020 and won the Bollinger Award for the best result on the practical exam as well as the Austrian Wine Outstanding Achievement Award for the best result across all elements of the exam.
Current employer: Culinary Academy of Norway
Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication
Industry sector(s): Educator, On trade, Wine judge
Specialisms: Food and wine pairing, HORECA, Restaurant wines, Wine judging