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A number of years ago I got married at a beautiful chateaux in Angouleme...and that is where this story begins....

I started my career in real estate in Toronto, Canada in 2007, but my passion always lay in food and wine. In 2013 I decided to start my Sommelier (just for fun), the year before getting married in Angouleme.  Needless to say, I fell in love with the South West France.  By 2015 I had completed both my Court of Master Sommelier and Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers designations. What started as an intense hobby, quickly progressed into a side business. I incorporated wine tastings into my established real estate business; client events, Christmas parties, house warmings...whatever I could do to keep my passion alive.  And then in 2020, I decided to make wine my full time job, becoming a wine consultant and educator.  

In June 2022, I moved to the Dordogne area and started a customized wine tasting business.   Whether it is a champagne tasting for a wedding rehearsal dinner, or a fun blind tasting for a corporate retreat, I can bring the wine tasting to you, or invite you to my wine cave for a special experience.

My passion for wine is something I have always loved to share. With Somm Privé, I get to do this every day. Pretty much a dream come true. I hope I get to share my dream with you!



Karina was an amazing event host. We had a fun and relaxed evening of tasting amazing wines. Karina was super knowledgeable and easy going.

John Cabot
Toronto, Canada

My bridal party decided to use Somm Privé for my Bachelorette and we had a blast! So many delicious wines, and we had so much fun guessing what we were drinking. It was definitely an experience I would recommend.

Tina Sanders
Toronto, Canada


Fabulous event for our Sales Team. Karina paired wines with 6 of the common products we sell and we had to guess what we were drinking. We had a ton of fun and the event catered to everyone.

Mark Smyth
Toronto, Canada

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