Tyler Dawson is a Vancouver-based wine professional who boasts a 30-year passionate affair with wine. His knowledge and unique perspective are a result of his experiential learning – at home and in wine regions around the globe. Tyler has been in fine wine retail management and a buyer for nearly 24 years; he has launched two intimate wine schools, developing and delivering curriculum for each; and is continuously involved in hospitality including a Sommelier consultant role with award winning La Quercia restaurant and L’ufficio wine bar. Tyler continues to “enotain” guests there with his surprise-and-delight Vivace tasting flights.
Tyler’s affection for Italian wine began decades ago. His generous knowledge and insights from mission-focused buying trips to regions in Italy, as well as regularly attending Vinitaly, continue to advance his unique perspective and enthusiasm. Tyler presents educational seminars to media and trade on behalf of Italian wine consortiums, and continues to share his passion for Italian wine and its regions through guided tours around the old country.
It is Tyler’s experience over 30 years and deep knowledge of the wine universe his incredible palate and narrative skills, and his affection towards Italy and Italian viticultural heritage, that provide value to those who attend his Italian wine courses.