Charlene Rooke

August 16, 2019

Charlene Rooke is a Vancouver-based drinks journalist and educator. She is a WSET Spirits Educator and WSET Certified in Wine and Spirits, an SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits, a Scotch Whisky Ambassador, the lead judge of the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition and a distiller who trained at Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky. A former editor at The Globe and Mail and Air Canada’s enRoute and former publisher of BCBusiness, she contributes to Canada’s 50 Best Bars, Taste, Sip Northwest, The Alchemist, Vitis, Montecristo and Food & Drink (the in-store magazine of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, where she is a Contributing Editor).