Christine is a Canadian residing in London, and became a Master of Wine in 2019. She was awarded the Bollinger Medal for excellence in tasting and outstanding achievement in the Institute of Masters of Wine practical examinations. She was also awarded the Taransaud Tonnellerie Award for her excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine theory paper.
Christine is a wine educator and programme manager at WSET School London, and mum to a three-year old and a one-year old. She recently contributed to the development of materials for the newly released WSET Diploma and teaches all WSET levels. Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was tastings executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organise the Decanter World Wine Awards. During the course of her MW and WSET Diploma studies, Christine was awarded scholarships from the Family of Twelve, Freixenet, and the Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation. She holds an MSc in Oenology and Viticulture from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France, where her thesis focussed on the early detection of Brettanomyces in wineries. She also holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Alberta in Canada. Christine is a keen long distance runner, cook, and traveller.