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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

The Clos Roussely L’Escale is an affordable organic Sauvignon Blanc from the Touraine appellation in the Loire Valley.  Sauvignon Blanc is known for its aromatic intensity and freshness and arguably some of the best examples come from the Loire Valley in France.  Vincent Roussely is a 4th generation vigneron who does all the vineyard work by hand (and horse!) and employs minimal intervention in the cellar; the wine is spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts and rests in stainless steel for 6 months before bottling.  The result is a beautiful bouquet of citrus that moves towards tropical fruit with underlying fresh herbs.  Medium weight with a round texture, lots of fruit with balanced zesty acidity and classic Loire Valley minerality.

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Recent Blog Posts by Alanna

A Sommelier’s Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner Food + Wine Pairings

Producer Spotlight: Germany’s Weingut am Stein


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