Everything you need to know about Véronique Rivest, sommelier and wine columnist.

Veronique is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad, with over twenty five years experience in the hospitality and retail industries, in education and consulting. Canada’s Best Sommelier in 2006 and 2012, and Best Sommelier of the Americas in 2012, she placed in the top 12 at The World’s Best Sommelier Competition in 2007 and 2010. In March 2013, she became the first woman ever to make a podium at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Tokyo, by taking 2nd place, the highest ranking ever for a sommelier from the American continent.
In 2014, Veronique opened SOIF Wine Bar in Gatineau, a place to share, exchange and learn around wine.

Named Wine Woman in Paris in 2007, Véronique is also a talented speaker and writer, a set of skills that has led her to teach, broadcast and write in the most prestigious wine and food magazines, radio and TV programs. Beyond all these recognitions, Veronique remains genuine and approachable, with an infectious enthusiasm about sharing the great pleasures of wine.