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female sommeliers

pinstripeprincess Feb 16, 2008 06:44 PM

just wondering about notable female sommeliers in toronto.

Sara D'Amato at Truffles
Kim Cyr at Kultura
Wendy Votto at Via Allegro
Pamela Misener (notes say she left George but was there after Kim Cyr, not sure how relevant this is)
April Kilpatrick at Ruth's Chris
Anne Martin as Gallery Grill consultant and formerly Canoe
Sarah Lyons at Amuse Bouche
Angie MacRae and Stacey Metulynsky of This Wine That Food
Lesley Provost at Satori Supper Club
Natalie Maclean

any others that you can think of?

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  1. Natalie MacLean RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 17, 2008 02:37 AM

    You're just interested in Toronto-based sommeliers? I know some amazing ones in Ottawa and Gatineau. Stacey and Angie live in Ottawa.

    By the way, thanks for including me in your list. I do have a sommelier certificate (and flapped my way across a fancy restaurant floor for a night for my book Red, White and Drunk All Over), but I'm not a practising sommelier. I'm more on the writing side of things (nataliemaclean.com) and I live in Ottawa.


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    1. re: Natalie MacLean
      pinstripeprincess RE: Natalie MacLean Feb 17, 2008 04:48 AM

      darn, i knew i needed to do a little more investigation.

      i have more interest in toronto sommeliers but i would still love to know about women from other areas of ontario.

    2. pinstripeprincess RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 19, 2008 01:20 PM

      my post disappeared and reappeared!

      so... someone else had mentioned Leslie at Terroni... if there's a last name available that would be fantastic.

      any other women you can think of? someone also offered up Sarah Lyons at Amuse Bouche.

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        Cam D RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 19, 2008 03:03 PM

        Lesley Martin at Terroni

        1. re: Cam D
          Natalie MacLean RE: Cam D Feb 19, 2008 04:41 PM

          Danielle Dupont at Bacara in Casino du Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec

          Julie Berube at Signatures in the Cordon Bleu, Ottawa

          Veronique Rivest at Les Fougeres in Chelsea, Quebec

          1. re: Natalie MacLean
            Non Doctor RE: Natalie MacLean Feb 19, 2008 08:37 PM

            Veronique Rivest!

            What a great lady!!!

            Good call Natalie.

            1. re: Natalie MacLean
              karose RE: Natalie MacLean Feb 20, 2008 08:26 AM

              Sylvia Taylor at Domus, Ottawa

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                pinstripeprincess RE: Natalie MacLean Feb 20, 2008 08:49 AM

                all, thanks so much for the suggestions... but if we could dig a little deeper into our collective memories for women located in the toronto/gta area, that would be fantastic.

                i want to start with toronto and then branch out further since it'll be more convenient for the sommeliers.

          2. HarryLloyd RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 21, 2008 12:07 PM

            stolen from another page:
            Sommelier Anne Martin


            1. JamieK RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 22, 2008 10:27 AM

              Chiya Li

              1. JamieK RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 22, 2008 10:42 AM

                Lindsay Groves - winner of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation 'Sommelier of the Year Award' after beating fellow sommeliers in a blind tasting of a selection of Ontario VQA wines.

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                  jamesm RE: JamieK Feb 22, 2008 11:33 AM

                  Leslie Gibson

                2. JamieK RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 23, 2008 06:04 AM

                  Beth Eckhardt at Zee Grill & Oyster Bar

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                    Strongbad789 RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 24, 2008 08:58 AM

                    The sommelier at Barberians is female, but I don't know her name unfortunately.

                    1. JamieK RE: pinstripeprincess Feb 25, 2008 09:13 AM

                      Doris Miculan Bradley at 360 Restaurant, CN Tower

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