Norwegian Sommelier Education (NSU) is a wine and beverage school based in Oslo, Norway. We offer various classes and services related to wine and the beverage trade. Classes and courses are held in Norwegian. 

Our most popular classes

Entry level wine

    This entry level course is perfect for anyone who has a passion for wine. A connection to the hotel- and restaurant business is not required. You will, over the course of 4 days, learn the basics about the world´s most important wine countries, be introduced to how to pair food and wine as well as hands-on experiences like wine tasting, decanting etc.

    This course can be organized in English depending on demand.

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    One-year sommelier course

    Becoming a sommelier requires an insatiable interest for wine, dedication and ultimately a lot of hard work. Worth it? Yes, because the sommelier title will open doors to new and exciting roles within the hotel- and restaurant business. And not only that, you will suddenly qualify for manager positions, be a decision-maker in your organization and be one of the few who holds this title and knowledge within the industry.

    The classes are divided into spring- and fall semester and starts every January. Over the course of 36 Mondays, you will learn how to navigate professional and confident through the world of wine.

    The classes cover:

    • Introduction and in-depth descriptions of the most important wine countries in the world
    • Description of smaller/new wine countries i.e. England, Denmark and Croatia
    • Wine and beer tasting techniques
    • Practical subjects - opening, decanting, glass selection, storage etc.
    • Sommelier and guest psychology
    • How to pair food and wine
    • Beer, spirits, dessert wines and other beverages

    Wine tasting is an important part of the course and are organized throughout the lectures.

    Exams will be held in November - one day written exam followed by one day practical exam.

    Our lecturers:

    Our lecturers are selected based on their merits, teaching skills and ability to convey their knowledge and enthusiasm for a certain field. Different lecturers will teach the various classes based on their specific field of knowledge.

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    Where to study:

    Introduction to wine and the one-year sommelier course are available in various cities in Norway and Denmark. You can study in:


    • Oslo
    • Bergen
    • Trondheim


    • Copenhagen
    • Aarhus

    About us

    Norwegian Sommelier Education (NSU) was established in 2002 by Ken Engebretsen. NSU enjoys a leading position within wine and beverage education in Norway.

    Ken has an extensive background from Michelin star restaurants and a sommelier education from Institute of Gastronomy. Today, he is the manager of NSU as well the founder of Vinoteca - a company specializing in designing and building wine cellars for private and co-operate market.

    Nina Deberitz is in charge of all questions regarding classes/courses, subject schedules etc.


    If you would like to contact us contact our administration leader Nina on +47 93055667 or by email:

    NSU AS
    Brobekkveien 38
    0598 Oslo

    Be adviced, this is only our administration address. Classes and courses take place at different venues.