Wine Education

I took the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with Michelle and had a fabulous experience. Whether you join the class with prior knowledge or as a complete beginner, Michelle makes the learning engaging, accessible, and most of all, fun. Highly recommended!
— Emma Bell
I first met Michelle serendipitously through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers program at Niagara College where she taught us several classes. Over the course of the program, we had had several different teachers shedding light on many in-depth topics. All delivered their expertise in different ways, much like so many educators do. Some do it well, others do it very well.

Each lecture was interesting, but Michelle’s lectures came to life at each and every turn. She was not reading from our lecture notes, but merely using them in a pragmatic way to get through the plethora of information.

Not only was her vast knowledge evident, but her experiences made every strand of information stay wildly vivid in my mind...forever.

How did she do that?

Passion, knowledge, experience and a love to share all she had learned over the years with the students in our class. That way, we would not forget the important details of the regions of the New World.

It worked. I will never forget her. I listened and hung from every word, because she loved it - you could tell. And most importantly, since she didn’t read from notes, she lived it and spoke it and I “banked” it.

I highly recommend Michelle as an instructor. Even if you get 20 minutes to chat with Michelle, you will walk away having learned something!
— Jennifer Vipond, Sommelier and Owner of Bruce Wine Bar

Wine Events

It’s a true pleasure to recommend Michelle Paris to organize your next event. She makes it seem very easy by taking care of all details with great attention. The venue, food and wine were all fantastic choices! 

The interactive wine session allowed our clients to mingle & learn at their leisure. Michelle’s knowledge and expertise
of wines and food pairing is truly impressive.

Judging by the great feedback received by our clients, the event was a success and enjoyed by all.
— Evan Dhamo, Vice President and Director, Desjardins Capital Markets
The choice of wine you selected fit our curiosity and desire to discover new wines in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. A very enjoyable evening!
— Martin Labrecque, Managing Director, Desjardins Capital Markets
Michelle delivered expert guidance throughout our tasting. Her unique knowledge as sommelier, vineyard owner and producer provided an informative, but more importantly, rich and entertaining perspective on our chosen wines.
— Leslie Gage