Andrew Facey

After graduating from Memorial University with a degree in Sociology in the early 90s Andrew headed out west to Lake Louise. This was the start of a long career as a fine-dining server. In 2000, Andrew moved to Toronto where over the next seven years he worked in 4 different restaurants – two of which were the number one rated in the city at the time. After achieving his training from the International Sommelier Guild (ISG) Andrew became a certified Sommelier and returned to his home province of Newfoundland in the spring of 2007.

Since then he has plied his trade, first at The Vault Restaurant as its Manager and Sommelier, and in 2008 he began his career with the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) as their Senior Product Knowledge Consultant, where he currently remains.

Andrew is also WSET Level 3 certified and we are excited to have him join our instructing team!

WSET® Certifications

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.

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Testimonials

  • 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…

    Benedicte Helvershou
    Product Manager - Norway

  • 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…

    Genevieve R.
    - USA

  • 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…

    Helga Natas
    Sovex Grands Chateaux - Export Manager -

  • Just wanted to say thanks again for your great instruction in the class this past week.  You made the experience approachable, fun, and of course educational.  I am not sure if I will pursue level 4, but I feel this…

    Nathan Pryor, Managing Partner,
    Mainbrace International Ltd. - Halifax, Canada

  • I learned so much from you throughout the course. I since have been asked to train as a junior sommelier at Raymonds. I'm super motivated to learn more and hopefully start level 4 in the new year! Thank you for…

    Megan McDonald
    Raymonds Restaurant - 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.

    Davide Agus
    Wine Consultant - Italy

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