Stellar Somm Wine Experts

Stellar Somm Wine Experts is dedicated to taking the pretension and intimidation out of learning about wine and spirits, through guided tastings. Give your team a more interactive and educational way to enjoy happy hour. Our expert is Atlantic Canada’s top Sommelier, and has competed against the best in Canada. She can arrange a fun yet informative tasting of wine or spirits that can cover any variety of themes like “Around the World in Wine” or “Local Love”. Your group will walk away with a renewed confidence to choose wines and a wider appreciation for fermented beverages. These tastings can be arranged virtually, at an exclusive venue, and with food pairings to further enhance the experience. The tastings typically run an hour and a half and cover 4 wines and/or spirits. Let’s raise a glass, and learn a little.

About Lesley

Lesley Quinn was born and raised in Prince Edward Island, and her first foray into the world of wine was as a Junior Sommelier for the Ritz Carlton, Cayman Islands. With their support she became a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Work has taken Lesley to Calgary, Vancouver, Turkey, and Halifax, and wine has taken her to France, Italy, Austria, Chile, Portugal and California. In 2017, Lesley became Atlantic Canada’s Top Sommelier in a fun-filled day that involved a written exam, a service demonstration, and a blind tasting exam. Ask her what my favorite wine is and the answer will always be “I love all my babies equally.”

Home Tasting

Girls night, boys night, any type of get together can be made into a fun wine or spirit tasting. I’ll help you choose a theme like “Around the world in Wine” and I can even choose some snacks to pair with the wines. You bring the people and I guarantee it will be a night your friends won’t soon forget.

Wine Tours

Where in the wine world do you want to visit? I can help you plan, book, an

d be your guide on the ground for any wine region in the world. By partnering with Stewart Travel Group we will work together to curate a selection of hosted and featured wine and food-based travel experiences just for you.

Restaurant Education

I can build your team’s confidence to sell more wine through targeted training sessions on everything from how to open wine, to food pairings, to fun tidbits on the wines you have listed.

Restaurant Menu Consultation

Does your wine list need to be updated or added to? I can work within the theme of your restaurant to pick, price and write-up the wine list so every guest has a bottle of wine on their table.

Dedicated to taking the pretension and intimidation out of learning about wine through guided tastings and restaurant advice. Let’s raise a glass and learn a little.