Heidi Mäkinen MW (Finland)
I am:
Wine Ambassador, Viinitie and President, Finnish Sommelier Association.
What inspired me to become a sommelier:
Endless curiosity in wine and my will to learn more.
My role model is:
People who decide they want to accomplish something and make it happen.
My greatest professional achievement is:
Becoming Master of Wine in 2019.
If I could only take two things to a desert island (that has a fridge), they would be:
A never-ending bottle of Champagne and a close friend to share it with.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting their career in wine?
Always stay humble, share your knowledge, and never let your curiosity to fade away.