I love what I do: selling some great wine (much of it Italian and of the indigenous grape variety), educational tastings, and just showing overall passion for the world of wine! I hold the WSET diploma in Wines & Spirits, am one of only 14 Italian Wine Experts through the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA), a certified VIA Educator and most recently, a Certified Educator for the 3iC (Italian International Indigenous) School in Barolo, Piemonte Italy. The latter is the school started by Ian D’Agata, the world’s foremost expert for Italian grapes. A big part of my joy for wine is sharing this passion with others, and helping them to understand and appreciate all wines! Sometimes wine is intimidating and my goal is to help others feel confident in choosing wines at the store, ordering wine in a restaurant or sharing the perfect wine at their tables for dinner.
When I’m not reading, tasting, blogging or buying wine (or currently learning Italian), I enjoy meeting with friends, evening chats with my husband, movies with my girls, watching football and baseball, making cards, and sitting around a fire in my back yard! I love talking to people and sharing my passion of wine which I do during wine tastings with my company Joy of Wine. I hope I exemplify that joy every time I talk to anyone about wine! I want to share my passion of wine, and maybe give some options on choosing wine to drink with your friends, on the patio, or with an opulent 5-course meal. Whatever the occasion, I’d like to help you create an amazing experience with wine!
New is some Education that I am offering here in my home city of Edmonton. If you want to become known as a leader in the field of Italian wine, take the VIA Italian Wine Maestro program! Check out the Education tab for more details or to sign up!
Check out the various personal and corporate packages I have to offer under the tabs “Wine Services”, then give me a call or send me an email, to book YOUR private home or Corporate package tasting! I look forward to sharing an amazing wine experience!
Marcia J. Hamm
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