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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 Vermentino from the sunny Italian isle of Sardegna is a wine for those who are curious and appreciate raw and natural winemaking.  Vermentino is Sardegna’s signature white grape and in the hands of Alessandro Dettori, who farms according to organic and biodynamic principles, the grape shows its unique and complex side.  The grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed and fermented in concrete tanks with wild yeast and minimal sulfur. The result is a wine with aromatic intensity and a unique bouquet of ripe stone fruit, fresh herbs and a salty tang.  The palate has a rich and viscous texture and a saline minerality. This wine is at once interesting and delicious and will keep calling you back for another sniff and a contemplative sip. Enjoy with creamy ripe cheeses, seared scallops with fresh lemon and seafood pasta dishes. 

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Recent Blog Posts by Alanna

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Viva Italia! Here at Bishop’s Cellar, our love affair with Italian Wines and Spirits continues.

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