Michelle is a native of Canada and based in London where she received her Diploma (with Honours) from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Through her company, Wine Affairs, she runs consumer wine tasting programs and lectures to wine industry professionals for corporate clients including WSET where she is the Italian Specialist for the Diploma program. She has also authored articles on wines, wine regions and wine-related events in various publications including Tong Magazine, Circle of Wine Writers Magazine and various WSET journals and is a frequent guest speaker at major wine shows including Vinitaly The London Wine Trade Fair, The France Show, Taste of London and the Real Food Show.
Michelle is a Chair Judge and member of the Technical Committee for the International Wine and Spirits Competition and has judged several other international competitions including Every Day Bordeaux, the International Wine Challenge, South Africa’s Veritas Awards and the ABSA Pinotage Top Ten Competition and Roussillon’s Saint-Bacchus Awards.
Michelle is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and the Association of Wine Educators and is currently a Masters of Wine student, working on her dissertation.