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Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW

Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW

Became an MW 2020

Based in Canada

Nationality Canadian

Languages English, French, Italian

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Jacky Blisson MW is an independent wine educator, writer, and consultant with over two decades experience in all facets of the global wine trade. She is the first Master of Wine in Québec and one of only ten across Canada. Jacky is also a Bourgogne Wine Official Ambassador.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Concordia University in 2004, Jacky pulled up stakes and moved to Bourgogne to pursue an Advanced Masters in Wine Science and International Trade at the CFPPA de Beaune and AgroSup Dijon.

During her 11-year sojourn in France, Jacky held successive positions as UK and North American Export Sales Manager for Bourgogne fine wine brokerage Domaine Wines and major Southern Rhône Valley winery Gabriel Meffre. She also worked harvest seasons in Beaune and the Walker Bay, South Africa.

Since returning to Canada, Jacky has built a solid reputation for her high-quality written and video wine education content, and her consultancy work. Regular clients include: Bourgogne Wine Board, California Wine Institute, Italian Trade Agency, InterLoire, Wines of South Africa, Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes, Sopexa, and Opimian Wine Club.

Jacky writes for Quench magazine, Extra-Brut, and Good Food Revolution. She produces a flourishing, self-titled YouTube wine education channel, a wine review website, and is proud to be a judge for the National Wine Awards of Canada. Follow on YouTube, Instagram, or LinkedIn: @jackyblisson

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication

Industry sector(s): Broadcasting, Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Wine judge

Wine styles: Champagne, Cremant, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Abruzzo, Burgundy, California, Canada, Champagne, Douro, France, Italy, Jura/Savoie, Languedoc, Loire, Mosel, Okanagan Valley, Piedmont, Portugal, Provence, Rhone, South Africa, Tuscany, Veneto/Friuli, Western Cape

Market expertise: Canada, North America, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Broadcasting, Education, Events, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Training, Wine judging