Erin Turcke is DipWSET® Certified, a Certified Sommelier and a French Wine Scholar. Upon completing the WSET Diploma in 2018, Erin finished among the top percentile of graduating candidates and was awarded the Napa Valley Vintners Scholarship for outstanding results.
Her wine education started at the famed Raymonds Restaurant in St. John’s, Newfoundland where she worked as the Sommelier for five years. She is currently managing the wine program at The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island which is owned and operated by celebrity chef Michael Smith.
Erin transitioned into wine after a fifteen year stretch in the night kitchens of artisan bread baking. She holds a culinary diploma from the Stratford Chefs School and has published a book on sourdough bread.
WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.
Tracey is an excellent instructor. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but her passion and enthusiasm for wine manifests itself in her teaching style. Her classes are fun, engaging and bring the subject matter to life. Tracey's courses provide students…
Sitting in Switzerland by lake Geneva and sipping some local gamay, swirling and checking out red fruits and acidity :)) omg your class was soooo interesting and I am so impressed how knowledgeable you are! And inspiring!! You have a…
Sovex Grands Chateaux - Export Manager -
Tastings guided by Tracey Dobbin, are always a complete experience. With deep and detailed information of the theme in matter, great wine selection chosen carefully to give a full vision of the theme, and caring so much about the satisfaction…
Priscila Frausto Torres
Project Manager Vinos y Vinos - Monterrey, Mexico
Tracey is the best teacher I have ever had. She is amazingly patient and she refuses to let go before she has found the proper way to explain to me the things I don't understand, using different metaphors, approaches and…
Product Manager - Norway
As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…
Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
- Halifax, Canada
Tracey's tutoring wine guided tastings are a combination of high standards and a practical, fun approach. The wines selected and tasted communicate her passion for discovering and presenting wines both for didactic reasons and for pleasure.
Wine Consultant - Italy