April 25, 2020

Ep. 17. / MW Heidi Mäkinen's path of excellence and curiosity

Ep. 17. / MW Heidi Mäkinen's path of excellence and curiosity

In this episode, you can hear a particularly inspiring conversation with Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine from Finland. In addition to earning her MW title in 2019, she is also the president of the Finnish Sommelier Association, working as a wine ambassador...


In this episode, you can hear a particularly inspiring conversation with Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine from Finland. In addition to earning her MW title in 2019, she is also the president of the Finnish Sommelier Association, working as a wine ambassador and educates students and wine enthusiasts all over the world. During our conversation, Heidi shared her former experiences working as a female sommelier in the UK and what kept her going to pursue one of the most difficult exams in the world. She shared her approach to learning about wine and tips to “nail” a wine in a blind tasting more easily. But you can also hear book recommendations, introduction to the Finnish wine culture, thoughts about fruit wines, and much more. To show how much this episode goes beyond the topic of wine, I’d like to share Heidi’s motivating advice: “If you listen to that inner voice, that inner truth… if you work hard if you are honest to yourself about the work you’ve done then that’s the best advice that I could give.” But now, please just relax, grab your glass and listen to Heidi.

Guest: Heidi Mäkinen MW, Finland 

Heidi’s Twitter: @HeidiMkinen

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