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Michelle Bouffard

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Michelle Bouffard

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Michelle is a highly accomplished sommelier and wine educator. She graduated with honors from the International Sommelier Guild in 2003 and completed the WSET Diploma in 2005.  She co-owned House Wine and was president of the British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Michelle now teaches WSET courses in Montreal and works closely with the nursery Lilian Bérillon as a wine educator and ambassador.

 

 

She is a prolific writer and contributor to various wine publications and has appeared on CBC radio and the Quebec cooking show Curieux Bégin. In 2017, she founded Tasting Climate Change, an international symposium exploring challenges and solutions in the wine industry. She is a sought-after panelist and judge at wine competitions and is continuing her studies at the Institute of Masters of Wine.

 

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The “DipWSET,” or Diploma in Wines and Spirits, is a prestigious Level 4 qualification offered by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). This comprehensive program is designed for wine and spirits professionals, as well as serious enthusiasts, who are eager to deepen their knowledge and expertise.

Through rigorous coursework and examinations, students explore a wide range of topics, including viticulture, vinification, wine regions, spirits production, and global wine markets. Upon successful completion, graduates are equipped with an advanced understanding of the wine and spirits industry, allowing them to excel in their careers and become respected authorities in the field.

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