The Cellar Team

JOIN THE TEAM

Are you passionate about wine? Email your resume to susan@cellarwinestore.com

The Cellar Wine Store is a long standing boutique wine store located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown, the historic Alberta Hotel Building on Stephen Ave.

Do you picture yourself surrounding by some of the rarest, and most sought after wines in the world? At The Cellar, we taste through all of our wines, and make sure that our curated selection is Calgary’s best! Our mission is to provide an exceptional customer experience of shopping “in a real wine cellar.”

We are looking for candidates to fill a part-time role with potential advancement to full-time. Candidates will potentially host private and public wine & spirit tasting events.

These candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • strong interpersonal skills; active listener, team player, responsible and dependable, motivated, flexible, patient
  • service skills focusing on customer care
  • neat and tidy appearance
  • ability to multi task and prioritize
  • intermediate wine & spirits knowledge
  • ability to speak publicly in an events setting
  • able to lift 40 lbs. and team lift items as large as kegs
  • valid driver’s license
  • valid ProServe
  • passion to learn and develop professionally within the wine, beer and liquor industry in Alberta

We offer a fast paced learning environment with plenty of tasting, staff discount, industry perks, networking and professional advancement.

Successful candidates will be contacted for follow-up interview.

Susan Bloor

General Manager

What’s your background?
I have restaurants in my blood, both sides of my family have a background in cooking, it isn’t a surprise that I had a natural following to the restaurant biz. In 2012 after a brief stint working at The Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill I decided it was time switch sides from restaurants to retail.

When did you realize you wanted to pursue the wine industry?
My first trial shift at the Crazyweed restaurant in Canmore, the owner handed me a glass poured out of a brown bag. My first ever blind tasting. Instinctually I looked at the color (even though I had NO idea the correct process) and I ended up getting a job! I guess I was a natural!

What is the most memorable wine you have ever tasted?
Years ago I managed to taste about a half an ounce of Ducru Beaucaillou 2005, either that or Veuve Clicquot Grand Dame 2006 Rose. I can’t choose, it’s like comparing apples to oranges.

What do you drink on the weekend?
Bubbles are a must!  One bottle per weekend minimum.

Spirit of Choice?
Gin! All kinds…

If you could only drink one style of wine for the rest of your life what would it be?
Easy! Champagne!

What do you do when you aren’t at work?
Covid has put a damper on my usual eating out and trying new breweries around Calgary. These days I work on my fitness at Orangetheory as much as I can. The staff here love to hear about my workouts 😉 My little doggy Gus requires an excessive amount of cuddles on the weekends too. I am also currently in the middle of the Napa Valley Wine Expert course.

What would you buy if you won the lottery?
Mercedes G Class, case (or 2, how many millions?) of Veuve Cliquot Grand Dame Rose, and a cabin on a lake.

susan@cellarwinestore.com

ADAM BELL

Manager & Event Coordinator

After growing up in the shadow of the Diageo Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Manitoba it is safe to say Adam was raised with whiskey in his veins. Before moving to the city of Calgary in 2019 to work for The Cellar, he was a wine and scotch specialist for the Manitoba Liquor Commission Control. As the Cellars’ events coordinator & wine educator, Adam’s passion shines most while he’s teaching about wine and whiskey. Be it private wine tastings, helping customers, or just in casual conversation – he is always sharing his extensive knowledge with those around him. Even after the workday is over, his thirst for more knowledge continues with courses from The Society of Wine Educators, the Wine Scholar Guild, and Wine Spirit Education Trust. When not studying, his undying pursuit for knowledge continues to manifest itself in his love for computers, gaming, and literature – usually paired with a dram from his extensive scotch collection.

Say hi to Adam in-store, or absorb some of his knowledge from the comfort of your home via our Youtube videos.

manager@cellarwinestore.com

Liam Scully

beloved wholesale coordinator & butt of most jokes

Liam heard the sirens song of the Canadian mountains all the way in his home of Dublin, Ireland. After completing a degree in Business Information Systems, he packed his bags and finally made the move here 3 years ago. A deep love for Napa wine developed through his years of restaurant and bar experience. Not only has Liam worked in them, but it wouldn’t be out of character to find Liam at the nearest pub watching sports. When the world starts to open up Liam hopes to pick up and travel again. We’re pleased to have him as a part of the Cellar team!

jason

resident francophone & possible cat burgler

Little Jason grew up breakdancing in the streets of Champagne – where bubbles are a part of everyday life. Yes – we’re serious. Jason can breakdance. Always searching for new challenges, he eventually decided to move to Paris and ended up working in tech and the automotive industry. Automotive and tech were not challenging enough for Jason, and after he mastered those fields he decided to train in wine and went to WSET. Passionate about learning the ins and outs, and the language of wine Jason figured “why not also learn English”? So this past July he packed his bags, grabbed his little purring cat, and hopped on a plane to Canada. 

Jason is an incredibly interesting character – make sure to say hi (and maybe challenge him to a dance battle) next time you’re in the store!

benny cellerington the third

official mascot and daytime bouncer

Benny is your typical millennial – constantly on his cell phone and feigning being busy (even though we all know he doesn’t know what he’s doing). But don’t let his disinterest fool you, he packs a steely punch and isn’t afraid to swing that briefcase. Benny is always down for a selfie – make sure you tag us at @cellarwinestore on Instagram so we can see!

Benny was made by Bogart Sculptures

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