Maureen’s interest in wine was sparked in her early 20s, while working at a fine dining restaurant with an impressive wine list. She began studying wine more seriously in 2015 and has since then completed her certified sommelier with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, holds the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, and is currently enrolled in the WSET Diploma program.
When she’s not visiting wineries across Canada, Italy, France, and Spain you can find Maureen working part-time at Bishop’s cellar in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.
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…
Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada
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 had the privilege of taking some private tasting sessions with Tracey over the course of a year. Each tasting was themed to focus on a particular region, and each class began with a detailed introduction of the region and…
I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…
Dr. Richard Smart
International viticulture scientist and consultant -
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 -
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