Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW
Became an MW 2020
Based in Canada
Languages English, French
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.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Concordia University, Jacky pulled up stakes and moved to Burgundy 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 Burgundy 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. Recent clients include: the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, Napa Valley Vintners, Rías Baixas Wines, the California Wine Institute, the Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, Wines of South Africa, Rioja DOCa, somm360.com, Sopexa, WineBid, and WineAlign.
Jacky also produces a flourishing, self-titled YouTube wine education channel and wine review website. She is a judge for the National Wine Awards of Canada. Follow on socials: @jackyblisson
Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication
Industry sector(s): Broadcasting, Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Wine judge
Wine styles: Champagne, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines
Wine region expertise: Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Canada, Champagne, Douro, Jura/Savoie, Loire, Mosel, Piedmont, Rhone, South Africa, Tuscany, Veneto/Friuli
Market expertise: Canada, North America, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Broadcasting, Education, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging