“Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.” – Basil Bunting

I consider wine to be universal.  It goes with everything; mac n’cheese with fries or a five-course tasting menu in the best restaurant in your favourite city.  It’s there with you when you’re on the couch watching a sitcom or warming your extremities at a hockey rink. I strive to find wines that are expressive and engaging, and passionately seek out low intervention, sustainably farmed, family-owned wineries.

Having a Masters in Applied Art and background in ancient art, I honed my art criticism and writing skills whilst working at Christie’s in New York City. With my perception that wine and art are of similar nature, it was a natural progression into the world of wine observation, enjoyment and writing.

I am a 3iC Certified Central Italy Specialist, Certified Italian Wine Scholar [Highest Honors] and WSET Level 2 [Distinction]. I am fortunate to be able to attend Master Classes taught by renowned wine critics, writers, and master sommeliers, such as Antonio Galloni, Gregory Dal Piaz and Giammario Villa. Additionally, participating in seminars and tastings presented by the different Italian Wine Consorzio and their respective winemakers provides an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge and familiarity with the wines, people and distinct character of specific regions. Wine shouldn’t be limited to the glass; it is an environment, a perspective, and a conversation.



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