Ann Samuelsen is a wine journalist, educator and an international judge. She writes for the Norwegian trade magazine APERITIF, which goes to all sommeliers, restaurants and hotels in Norway. Ann also educates consumer groups and judges regularly e.g. IWSC, Berlin Wine Trophy and Les Grands Concours (Riesling, Pinot gris, Gewurstraminer) du Monde in Strasbourg. She has been an international judge since 2007.
Formerly, Ann has imported wines to Norway and been a wine consultant. Ann Samuelsen has the European Sommelier education and she is a certified Sommelier through the Court of master Sommeliers in UK. Ann also has the WSET Diploma and is currently a student at the Masters of Wine Institute. She has been member of Circle of Wine Writers since 2007.