Based in Toronto, Canada, Lorie is the Assistant Sommelier in the Platinum Club restaurant, located in the Air Canada Centre and is the in-house sommelier at Sommelier Service. She is also a rotating Sommelier at the HSBC Wine Lounge, located in the Rogers Centre in Toronto and develops award-winning wine lists for restaurants like The Lakeview in Toronto.
Lorie received her Sommelier diploma through the Canandian Association of Professional Sommeliers in 2006, where she attended classes at both Niagara and George Brown Colleges. She has also completed Wine Fundamentals I & II though the International Sommelier Guild and has earned the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Intermediate and Advanced diplomas. Lorie passed the Court of Master Sommeliers certified exam in Columbus, Ohio in June, 2008 and is now studying for her Advanced level diploma. Prior to becoming a Sommelier, Lorie has worked at a number of top Toronto restaurants such as Rain, Luce and Didier.
Born and raised in the heart of Niagara wine country, Lorie is a big fan of Ontario, Burgundy, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa wines and looks forward to interesting wines coming out of Prince Edward County. Lorie’s favourite food and wine paring is Gevrey-Chambertin and Duck Confit. “This medium plus red wine paired with the richness of the duck is an absolute match made in heaven.”
“I taste 10 – 15 wines a week so I can’t wait to tell you what I have recently tried!”
Lorie is available for a range of wine-related services, from wine list consultation to cellar management to wine education. Lorie can be reached by email at lorieloveswine ~at~ gmail ~dot~ com and you can connect with her on Twitter @lorieloveswine.