elizabethsvines is a series of articles about wine, food and related interests written by a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Program who divides her time between Western Canada and Europe; that is SW France, Cyprus and the UK.
“I continue to increase my knowledge of wine and the wine sector through further education, seminars and tastings. In 2013, I was invited to join the Confrerie Du Raisin D’Or de Sigoules in SW France. Confreries are one of the organizations that are recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage supporting the gastronomique heritage of France. Joining this Confrerie is an opportunity that I greatly appreciate and which enables me to experience and learn more about French culture.
I’ve recently completed a Wine and Food pairing course (2021) which has expanded my knowledge and I have previously taken Wine Sensory courses to develop my tasting ability.
For me, wine opens the door to a number of areas of interest including history, food, culture, travel, science and, of course, new people and…fun! Writing about wine, food and related topics is an enjoyable and stimulating interest and challenge, an ongoing learning opportunity and a bridge to connecting with people, sharing these experiences and opening doors.”
Unless otherwise attributed, all photos are taken by the writer.