Michelle Boufard

Michelle Boufard

Certified Sommelier, Dipwset & Certified Educator Founder

Originally from Quebec, Michelle moved to Vancouver to complete her Bachelor, Determined to make her mark in the wine industry, she graduated with the highest honours from the International Sommelier Guild in 2003 and completed the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in 2005.

Michelle was the co-owner of House Wine from 2003 to 2015, She also founded and was also the president of British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Michelle now lives and teaches WSET courses in Montreal and gives numerous training sessions including for wine associations such as Inter Rhône, Wines of Portugal and Wine Australia.

Michelle first book “Dis-moi qui tu es, je te dirai quoi boire” was published in 2017. Michelle founded Tasting Climate Change, an international symposium to explore the challenges and solutions in the wine industry. In continuation with her work on climate change, she co-wrote a book called “Quel vin pour demain” which was published by Dunod in September 2021.

The book talks about the solutions available for the wine industry to adapt and mitigate climate change. Ever the eternal perfectionist, she is continuing her studies at the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine.

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