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Alanna McIntyre

Product Specialist

Alanna jumped on board at Bishop’s Cellar when the company was still very new. Since then she has brought her warm personality and extensive wine knowledge to several roles within our retail and operations teams. Like many of our staff, she never tires of the variety of people and products this industry exposes her to!

Alanna found her way into the wine industry through her love of art, culture, food, and romance languages. After travelling and studying in France, Spain and Italy; she knew she wanted to learn more about the world of wine. Around the same time her father decided to plant a 12 acre vineyard in the Annapolis Valley. Her experience working in the vineyard gives her a unique understanding and respect for the producers of the wines we enjoy. She loves to tell their stories in her work with Bishop’s Cellar.

Alanna splits her time between the store and our warehouse offices using her product expertise to design educational programs and elevate customer experiences throughout the business.

Certifications: Alanna has been a certified sommelier since 2002. She is also a certified yoga teacher with the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association (HITA) and leads our warehouse staff in the occasional lunchtime yoga session. Alanna has also received the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits.

Alanna McIntyre's Picks

In 1716 Cosimo de Medici, the Granduke of Tuscany, created the first wine laws to protect what he saw as important viticulture areas; Pomino was one of these areas (though it did not receive official DOC status until 1983!).  Thank goodness Cosimo had great taste and that Pomino has stood the test of time! This blend of Sangiovese 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20% and Merlot 20% has a pronounced and inviting bouquet of cherries, blackberries and violets with dried herbs and leather.  The palate is balanced with black cherry, anise and a slight gamey note.  Medium bodied, fresh acidity and fine grained tannins make for an elegant, balanced and classic red that will easily compliment pasta with meat sauces, roast chicken, lamb dishes. 

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