Renée has dedicated her life to grapes. As a Court of the Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, she has made wine her life’s work, and her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her to be a curator of wine experiences. Renée has dedicated her life to grapes.
In her work as a hospitality maven, consultant, importer, wine educator and wine writer Renée brings to life her love of wine in a way that is contagious. She has a flair for making wine fun and understandable, sharing her passion for the vine.
Ask she how her passion started, and she will be the first to say her love affair with wine began not as expected. Making wine was commonplace in her family home, but the homemade wines she was first introduced to were a far reach from the greats of the world. She was pulled into the romance of wine when moving to Italy to work on a vineyard. Falling head over heels right there then.
She has learned the ins and outs of the wine industry and currently consults for notable Toronto restaurants, as well as writes a monthly wine column, The Wine Effect, for The Distillery District Magazine.
Renée is a board member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.