Atlantic Business – The Water Cooler: Drink It In
St. John’s entrepreneur opens wine school for the masses
Tracey Dobbin insists people are trading in their beer mugs for wine glasses.
She may be right. Statistics from California-based Wine Institute show global wine consumption grew by 3.3 per cent from 2008 to 2011. That’s provided a business opportunity for the St. John’s native, who opened Autour du Vin this spring. Dobbin’s business is both a wine school and an agency specializing in wine tourism. But it isn’t based solely in Atlantic Canada; the head office is in one of the wine-making capitals of the world, Bordeaux, France.