About Liora

 

  • Graduated Sommelier with Honours from Norwegian Sommelier Education 

  • Nordic Sommelier Champion 2012

  • Best Sommelier of Norway 2013

  • Ambassador for Riedel

  • Wine writer for Maison Mat & Vin (Food & Wine magazine)

  • Wine expert on God Morgen Norge - TV2 (the breakfast show)

  • President of the Norwegian Sommelier Association

  • Events Communications Manager at Association de la Sommellerie Internationale

  • Currently shooting the television series Wine First!

  • Ambassador manager at Star Wine List

  • Lifetime of experience with wines, grapes and hangovers!

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Background
It's all about grapes
It's all about grapes

Liora became interested in wine while working in the hospitality industry. After several trips to wine growing areas across Europe it became obvious that she wanted to work with wine as a sommelier. In 2010 Liora found her calling and since then it has been all about the grapes!

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Star Wine List
Star Wine List

Star Wine List is the wine world’s equivalent to the Michelin Guide. If you love wine and traveling you will love Star Wine List. You can browse the best wine bars/restaurants and their wine lists in more than 30 countries. Liora works actively with developing new markets for Star Wine List expanding the guide to new countries and cities.

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Wine First
Wine First

Wine First is an award winning tv-show focusing on wine. Liora travels the wine world together with Swedish somm Maya Samuelsson and Argentine foodie Yolanda Año where they give wine the attention and let the food come in second hand. In each episode a local chef is challenged to cook dishes that match the wine and not the other way around.

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A Kortet
A Kortet

Liora regularly conducts wine tastings for A-kortet, Aftenposten's members club. Learn about renowned grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as regions such as Burgundy, Piedmonte and Tuscany.

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Sommelier Association
Sommelier Association

Liora held the titles Best Sommelier of Norway and the Nordics. While life as a competing sommelier is over, today she continues to actively promote the profession as President of the Norwegian Sommelier Association.

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ASI
ASI
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Wine expert on TV
Wine expert on TV

After spilling wine all over the kitchen counter on live TV, Liora surprisingly landed the job as TV2's wine expert on the Breakfast show. Don't miss it - anything can happen on live TV! She is currently recording the tv-series Wine First! To be aired on PBS (US) in fall 2020.

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The writer
The writer

In the food and wine magazine Maison Mat & Vin you will find Liora's regular column in addition to other wine related articles. Freelance assignments for other wine- and food related magazines and websites in Norway and abroad keeps everyday life diverse, delightful and delicious.

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