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The Wine Sisters

Most memorable wine?
Visiting Italy, we met many wine makers, including these lovely twin sisters, about our age, who ran the winery, Fonterenza. They invited us into their kitchen, pulled a hunk of cheese out of the fridge and lined up their wines. They said, "We're not going to tell you about our wines, you tell us." And so there we were in the Tuscan countryside, drinking wine and eating cheese, chat

What was your first wine?
A litre and a half of E&J Gallo White Zinfandel we shared with friends, discussing politics in University

What’s your most unusual wine experience?
We're fortunate enough to have a lot of experiences that many don't. One of the more unusual was in the Okanagan, staying at a b&b that had a hot tub at our disposal. One evening, after a particularly long day, we got into our bathing suits and hopped in. We sat their soaking under the stars, surrounded by vineyards, drinking BC sparkling wine. We said to each other, "this woul

Which wine do you love at the moment?
We can't pick just one. It all depends on who we're with, what we're doing, the season, what we're eating, what we're not eating ... we're far too wanton to commit to just one.


We are both certified Sommeliers, and that's likely thanks to our Dad who also worked in the wine industry.
When we were kids he'd travel the wine regions of the world and come back with these enchanting tales of the champagne caves in France or the impossibly steep vineyard slopes in Germany.
We like to joke that when all the other kids were learning to ride their bikes, we were learning about fermentation.
Well, fast forward 20 years or so, and we both earned our sommeliers certification through CAPS. We spent a few years working as Sommeliers and restaurant managers in Toronto.
In 2010 we decided to open our own sommelier services and wine events agency called The Wine Sisters.

 
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