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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

This is a unique red blend from Italy’s smallest wine producing (and smallest, least populated geographic region) Vallée D’Aosta.

This bilingual French and Italian area boasts a range of characterful indigenous grapes rarely found outside its borders.  Its northerly Alpine location means it has a continental climate with Alpine influence that you can detect in the cool climate freshness of its light and bright wines. 

Grosjean is a long established family producer focused on native grapes and crafts organic wines in the Valle d’Aosta DOC subzone of Torrette. 

This wine is predominantly made from Petit Rouge blended with other indigenous grapes (Nus, Fumin, Cornalin).  A fresh and bright red, with snappy red fruit, light florality and peppery notes on the nose and palate.  Pairs easily with a range of foods; anything from charcuterie, white meats, mushroom risotto or a seasonal minestrone.

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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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