Renée Sferrazza has dedicated her life to grapes. As a Court of the Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, she has made wine her life’s work, and her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her to be a curator of wine experiences. In her work as a Wine Communicator, Curator of Virtual Experiences, Brand Consultant, Educator and Wine Writer Renée brings to life her love of wine in a way that is contagious. She has a flair for making wine fun and understandable, sharing her passion for the vine.
Wine is her passion and the journey is never-ending. Ask how her passion started, and Renée will be the first to say her love affair with wine began not as expected. But like many in the wine industry she was pulled into the romance of wine. Falling head over heels and has become forever set on exploring the world’s great wines and its regions under vine.
Sommelier, wine writer, content creator, and advisor for all things wine!
As an active Sommelier with a growing network at home and around the world Renée brings her love of wine into everything she does. From working online as @wine.by.renee as well as in her work as a wine consultant, social marketing advisor to her hosting and writing work as the Host of Think You Know Wine by WineAlign, the Wine Expert on CityLine, wine writer of The Wine Effect in the Distillery District Magazine, Feature Writer in Monarch Wine and featured in Holr Magazine. Renée has cultivated an account with a responsive audience, that genuinely listens, cares and takes her recommendations seriously.
Renée says that her goal is always to tell the stories behind the glass. How a wine was made, who made it, and what you can experience in the glass. From her work in social media to her writing style and even on TV personality she tries to show that wine is for everyone by breaking down the world of wine into simple sips.
Find her work on Instagram @wine.by.renee as a wine communicator in conjunction with the many global wine organizations like Wines of Argentina, Wines of Provence, Rioja, the IVDP of Port and more. You can also find her community-driven work through Femmes du Vin Non-Profit and The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Renée is a member of the board for each organization
Wine Influencer: @wine.by.renee
Wine Judging Work
– Young Blood Sommelier Judge of the Canadian Riesling Awards in 2018
– Primary Judge at the Judgment of Kingston, comparing Canadian Wines
– Principal Review on The Wine Press
Board Positions in the World of Wine
– The Canadian Association of Professional Sommelier Board in the Ontario Chapter, as the Hospitality Chair
– Former Board Member of Femmes du Vin, ending in 2021. An international organization focused on the advancement of women in the business of wine
Renée’s Wine Certification/s
Court of Master Sommeliers
The Court of Master Sommeliers sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry with integrity, exemplary knowledge, and humility.
From vineyard to glass. Each wine is a unique experience, and it needs an ambassador to share it with the world. A journey that begins with wine and continues with people.
Leveraging relationships and contributing to creating a great wine community. WIA Ambassadors experience and share a deep understanding and excitement of wine. Bringing wines and vineyards to life in the form of great wines, events, courses, interviews, tasting, photos, videos and more.
Making local wineries global & bringing the wine community around the world to enjoy a life of wine, passion & prosperity.