WHO I AM: I am an accredited sommelier and an enthusiastic wine educator with an ability to communicate about the world of wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere and I have a knack for making learning fun.
WHAT I DO: I provide wine education and consultation services to individuals, local businesses and small restaurants.
HOW I DO IT: I provide a personalized, tailored approach to wine education, to event planning and execution and to wine consultation services.
WHO I WORK WITH: I work with local businesses looking to enhance their next employee recognition, or client appreciation event. I lead in-home tastings for individuals who wish to host an entertaining wine-themed dinner party or gathering in their own home. I help small restaurants who do not have an on-site sommelier to enhance their wine lists and train their staff.
Carl will lean on the following extensive experience to ensure your event is everything you want it to be.
Carl developed his knowledge and skills with over 20 years of experience and education. A graduate from the Wine Spirit and Education Trust (WSET) at the advanced level, Carl is also a WSET Diploma Candidate
Event planning included wine selection, food and wine pairing and customer service:
Over 18 years experience with the Opimian Wine Club of Canada in two distinct roles
As a volunteer Area Representative in the NWT for 15 years, organized between 6 and 8 events per year for the local chapter members including formal wine tastings, casual 5 à 7 cocktails and multi-course dinners with wine pairing.
Providing advice and guidance to members regarding wine selection, pairing advice and general knowledge regarding wine, on a chapter level in the NWT and for the past 3 and a half years on a national level from head office in Montreal
Established strong relationships with suppliers around the world, connecting them with travelling members for organized visits
Advanced knowledge of old and new world wines and spirits
Visited the wine regions of Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Bordeaux, Champagne, Portugal, Italy (Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont, Alto Adige), Spain (Ribero del Duero, Rioja), California (Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles), Oregon, British Columbia and Ontario
WSET Advanced – Level 3 Certificate in Wine
So, if you are looking to add an interesting twist to your next corporate event or private dinner party, look know further than Carl Knows Wine for a casual, educational and, most important, fun evening.
Vita Vinum Est
Carl Bird, WSET Advanced (Level 3)