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

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Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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 a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who does her uttermost to make sure everyone is involved and understands what she is talking about. Her extensive knowledge about wine makes her a trustable teacher

    Isabella Ankarberg
    Assistant Product Manager - Sweden

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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