Iker Berasaluce is a 32 year old wine writer, judge, educator and content creator from Spain, living in Vienna, Austria. Holding a PhD in Chemistry, he decided to turn his passion into his job. His first advance in the professional wine sphere was at the Federal Research Center and Oenology school of Klosterneuburg, Austria.
In Austria he acquired a thorough understanding of winemaking and vineyard management as well as took part in several wine research projects. Moreover, he obtained the Austrian wine taster certificate and became a member of the official Austrian committee for wine certification.
Iker then worked at selected wineries in Austria and in South Africa while collaborating in research projects of the Oenology department of the University of Stellenbosch. As a consequence of the 2020 pandemic, Iker returned to Austria and joined the Austrian Wine Academy (Austrian WSET provider). He completed levels 2 and 3 with honours and is expected to complete his Diploma in October.
Wine Influencer: @ikerwine
Today, Iker is the Coravin Austria ambassador. He also gained experience in the fine wine area. He manages an increasingly successful Instagram account @ikerwine focusing on professional wine-related content with currently more than 15k followers. Iker has also advised local wineries, written wine-related articles, organised wine tastings and seminars and judged in international wine championships, such as the Berlin Wine Trophy and AWC Vienna. Starting next year, he will also be a judge at the International Wine Challenge in London and the Danube Wine Challenge in Slovakia.
From vineyard to glass. Each wine is a unique experience, and it needs an ambassador to share it with the world. A journey that begins with wine and continues with people.
Leveraging relationships and contributing to creating a great wine community. WIA Ambassadors experience and share a deep understanding and excitement of wine. Bringing wines and vineyards to life in the form of great wines, events, courses, interviews, tasting, photos, videos and more.
Making local wineries global & bringing the wine community around the world to enjoy a life of wine, passion & prosperity.