Hello. My name is Rebecca Pettigrew, a.k.a. The Winey Somm.
I have been fascinated with the world of wine and spirits for over 10 years, and this fascination led me to start a business that enables me to share my passion with others. My aim is to provide professional sommelier services to restaurants and bars, as well as fun, interactive and informative tastings to private and corporate groups. I love using a stress-free and easygoing approach when working with my clients to find perfect marriages between their concepts and budgets. Allow me to solve your wine-related problems, however big or small these problems might be.
I am a multi-certified wine professional with a diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and advanced certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. I have spent my entire career in the hospitality industry, and, along with other positions, I have managed upscale local restaurants; in addition, I have taught wine education at the college level. I have been fortunate enough to have travelled around the globe exploring many of the world’s wine regions, and I greatly enjoyed my time working for two of Ontario’s top wineries.
My love of food and drink runs deep, and when I'm not busy working you will likely find me imbibing something delicious and planning my next adventure. I am thrilled to be able to do what I love, and I thank you for your interest in my services. Wine needn’t be intimidating, and my approach to wine is simple: don’t take wine too seriously, and, above all, drink what you like!
I would love to hear from you. Email me with any inquiries, questions or wine recommendations.