Kristin Perrin

Let me help you live your most delicious life!

I’m a wine worshiper, wine writer, a food lover, a storyteller and a poet. 


Since 2007


Wine, and its liquid art form inspires me. Let me inspire you.

When it comes to wine, I’m serious about having fun! I love helping people find the joy in discovering and savouring a new wine experience. Let me help you, your guests and clients discover new wines and wine regions from all over the world to fall in love with.

Whether I’m personally introducing you to a new wine or writing about wine, I combine curiosity and playfulness with a deep knowledge and appreciation in exploring good food and drink.

Did I mention I’ve been a Certified Sommelier since 2007? A WSET Level 3 with Distinction (a grade of 95%, so you can bet that certificate went on the fridge!). I know my Chablis from my chardonnay, my Burgundy from my Bordeaux, my cuvée from my cru classé.

My story

Wine, Words & Wonderment

I grew up around food and wine. As a family, we would connect over a good meal with good wine and plenty of laughter. It was a time to slow down and take your time, as my grandfather used to say. My mother loved to cook, and I was her enthusiastic taste tester. When I started bringing home wines to pair with her MasterChef-worthy meals, our wine and food matchings made magic happen. Today, I find myself trying new wine and recipe pairings and loving cooking just as much as she did!

I have visited and fallen in love with outstanding wine regions all over the world, starting with Germany’s Mosel Valley, the Riesling mecca of the world. Then I left a piece of my heart in Central Otago, New Zealand, while discovering an eclectic range of New World wines, and not just Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. I was astonished to discover what Australia’s Yarra Valley, and Mornington Peninsula are capable of. Closer to home, I’ve found treasures in the Okanagan Valley, the Niagara Peninsula, Prince Edward County, and Carp Ridge Escarpment in Eastern Ontario. Now I reside in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. Here, Tidal Bay whites and traditional method sparkling wines are wowing the world, and rightfully so!

My wine career spans more than 18 years. I’ve run a side business for private wine tastings and classes – online and in person. I’ve managed a specialty wine shop as a buyer at store level in Vancouver. I’ve poured at high-end catering events and bartended behind award-winning wine bars. I’ve tasted, reviewed, and written about wine online. I’ve even taught a handful of wine courses at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa.

Getting to know my unique palate has become a sacred practice, like yoga or meditation. I’ll help you learn to stop and smell the flowers – and the market-ripe berries, peaches, and juicy honeydew melons. Practicing conscious tasting lends itself naturally to conscious living.

But my experience in guiding clients to their most delicious life goes well beyond the palate.

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Sommelier & Writing Services

What I bring my clients

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Sommelier Services & Wine Tastings
I work with fun, easygoing and serious wine clients for at-home private events of various age groups, wine interests, and budgets. I also work with small businesses for client appreciation events. I’m a sommelier who makes wine and food easy. You and your guests will learn more about wine in a relaxed, fun and sociable environment.

Hire A Sommelier To Pour At Your Next Dinner Party, Luncheon, Brunch & Intimate Gatherings, or Gala-style Events

Get Wine Consultation on your personal cellar collection, next client appreciation event, gift ideas for loved ones, or as a thank you to those special clients.

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Sommelier Classes & Seminars
I make wine fun and approachable for everyone who is somewhat serious in learning about wine. I’ll inspire you to discover wine and food as a way of learning about your own palate – what you like and what you don’t. You’ll also learn how to shop for wine like a pro and get comfortable with food matching.

I offer wine appreciation in the form of seminar and classroom style learning for thirsty wine aficionados in search of more basic wine tasting knowledge.

Get wine tasting tips and tools that help you learn about your own palate, and give you confidence in wine buying, and wine and food pairing.

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Writing & Content Development

Are you in the wine or craft beverage business? As a wine writer, I work with wineries to help them boost their blogs and marketing materials. Are you interested in having your wines professionally reviewed for outreach, or copywriting services for your wine labels by a sommelier and wine writer? Let my previous experience in outdoor and digital advertising help your business come to life on the page, or on the label. Get in touch. 

I also write for wine and food publications on a range of delicious topics. View my blog for more posts.

Creative copywriting services for press releases, new labels, content development blogs, newsletters, websites, magazine publications and more.

Professional wine reviews and recipe pairings: have your wine reviewed on my blog and social media channels.

Savour every morsel of life!
I’ll show you how, through a sommelier’s glass.

- Kristin Perrin

Get In Touch

Contact me for a custom wine consultation on your next in-person or virtual wine event.
Whether it’s a formal or informal intimate friends and family gathering at home, a client appreciation event at the office, or a team building wine seminar with colleagues, let’s build an unforgettable custom wine tasting experience you and your guests will never forget!
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