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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

Warmer weather and longer days call for easy drinking wines to sip on a sunny patio or pack for a picnic.  I recently had the Mimi rose from Petite Riviere and was pleased by its crunchy red fruit, dry crisp palate and easy drinkability. 

Made from the red grape Dechaunac, a French-American hybrid developed by legendary French hybridizer Albert Seibel (1844-1935).  This is a force carbonated wine, which is totally acceptable and as a result makes this a very affordable and fun fizzy rose.  Refreshing, juicy, easy drinking, “miam miam” as they say in French. No need to overthink this one.

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Recent Blog Posts by Alanna

Spain’s Star Grape: Talking About Tempranillo

The Heartbreak Grape: Pinot Noir

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