The Cellar Team
What’s your background?
I have restaurants in my blood, both sides of my family have a strong history 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?
Three years ago I managed to taste about a half an ounce of Ducru Beaucaillou 2005, either that or Veuve Cliquot 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.
Cocktail of Choice?
The little old lady in me loves a good Manhattan
Beer of Choice?
Russian River Brewing Company Concecration, or anything barrel aged by Almanac, it’s a shame we cant get them here in Calgary. My dad lives in California so I fill my suitcase whenever I visit.
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?
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
Eat out, we love to try new places. Doggie walks along the Bow River with my Carlin Pincher Gus (I am obsessed with Gus). Hang out with my Husband and kitty cat Coco. Camping on the weekend (it’s really more like drinking in the woods), Gus loves to dig holes.
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.