Born and raised in Quebec, Maude has called Vancouver home for the last decade. Her love of food, travel, and people has led her to explore many different roles in the wine industry, from sommelier at iconic restaurants such as Nightingale and Chambar, to her most recent role with Lifford Wine & Spirits importers. She has always believed in giving back to the industry she loves (in fact, she was recently awarded a prestigious BC Hospitality Foundation Scholarship in wine) and so seeks out volunteering opportunities wherever she can. With an unpretentious approach to wine, her goal is to make wine accessible through education and story telling. An original student of the International Sommeliers Guild, the world of wine has always been about exploring for Maude, so she is still continuing her studies with the WSET Diploma program.