Stellar Somm Wine Experts


Current Projects

  • Friday Happy Hour Tastings at Sugar Skull Cantina

    Every Friday I'm hanging out on the deck at Sugar Skull from 5-7pm pouring 4 of my latest favourite wines. $25 buys you four 3oz pours or pay $7 to try a 3oz sample of one that catches your eye. We can chat about the wines or you can sit and let the stress of the work week float away. 

  • Wine suggestions during your time at home

    Since we are living in self isolation right now here are some wine related movies I love, along with websites/podcasts if you feel like getting nerdy, and of course some actual wines to drink while you are hanging out at home.

    *Check out these movies: Uncorked, Bottle Shock, Red Obsession, SOMM 

    *These podcasts GuildSomm or Wine for Normal People

    *This website

    *These wines all available at the main liquor stores in PEI Benjamin Bridge NV sparkle $30.99 (yes it is a bit more expensive than Nova 7, but drier and higher in alcohol because if I am being honest a 7% alc during a pandemic just will not cut it). You can also order online direct from Benjamin Bridge with free shipping right now Click here

    Rocca Della Macie Vernaccia di San Gimignano $16.99 (a great Italian alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, the intense grapefruit aromas will make you feel like you were outside even if you have not left the house in 3 days)

    Bogle Petite Sirah $19.98 (this wine is $8 off right now and is bold, rich, and full of dark berry flavours)

    Thank you for your continued interest in Stellar Somm Wine Experts, please stay healthy and safe. 


    Lesley Quinn

  • Rescheduled due to covid-19

    Wines of Washington

    Seattle may be rainy and damp but once you cross the Cascade Mountains a dry desert like area is producing some excellent wines that are giving Napa Valley a run for their money. Let's explore Wines from Washington together over some small nibbles in the cozy elegant space above Brickhouse restaurant; Marc's Lounge. Sponsored by Dandurand Wine Importers. Click here for tickets

  • Latest Article in PEI Living

    Read all about why I think Brunello is "da bomb" in the lastest article of PEI Living Magazine. Click here

  • New Year New Wine Tasting

    It is a new year, there is a new restaurant in town and a new wine list to explore. Join me at Slaymaker & Nichols on Wednesday January 15th from 5:30-7pm to sample some of the exciting vinos I put on their wine list. Some small snacks will be available, so embrace your adventurous side. 

  • Wine at the movies

    City Cinema let me choose some wines and beers to have available. Now you can enjoy a bevy while enjoying a film. Click here for to see what's playing

  • Sparkling Wine Tasting

    Dec 13, 2019

    It's the most wonderful time of year! Come taste 4 sparkling wines paired with 4 PEI oysters, provided by Rising Tide Oyster Bar. Decadence darling, but in the cool relaxed atmosphere of Founders Food Hall Friday Dec 13 from 6:30-8pm $30 for tickets. Click here for tickets

  • Find Your Style Event

    Nov 22, 2019

    There are some formidable business women in PEI and I've teamed up with 4 of them for a great event. Shop clothes from Luxury Market Consignment owned by Mary Beth Campbell, get styled by Kimberly Rashed of Style Becomes Her. Get empowered by Coach JulieAnn Gauthier, some healthy snacks from Simply for Life owned by Kaitlyn Reher, and of course some delicious wine chosen by me! Free event Friday Nov 22 6-9pm

  • Tuscany Tasting

    Nov 20, 2019

    To get amped up for our Spring Tour to Tuscany, I am doing a 4 wine tasting paired with 4 different pizzas at Piatto Pizzeria. 

  • Portuguese Tasting

    Nov 13, 2019

    I'm going to Portugal! Now while I wish I could take you all with me, the best I can do is share and sample some great Portuguese wines with you all. Come learn about Portugal with a guided tasting of 4 wines at Marc's lounge from 6:30-7:30pm.

  • Why go new when you can go Cru?

    October 15, 2019

    Looking for a great hike or a more detailed look at the Crus of Beaujolais?Click here to read my article in the Fall edition of PEI Living Magazine.

  • Argentina Tasting

    September 12, 2019

    Do you love Malbec? Join me as we explore 4 wines from Piedra Negra paired with small bites in the elegant atmosphere of Mar’c lounge. Sept 25th 6:30-7:30pm Tickets $25.

  • Shop and Sip

    September 12, 2019

    French wine from the Loire Valley region to sip and savour on while shopping at Jems Boutique. Sept 24th 7-9pm Free Event.

  • Birthday Bash

    September 12, 2019

    To celebrate a 40th Birthday, I brought along 6 wines from producers that have all been making wine longer than 40 years. Enjoyed in the comfort of their home surrounded by friends, what a great way to celebrate.

  • Hopyard has wine now!

    August 26, 2019

    A great place for a beer and a snack but now you can also choose between 6 well priced delicious wine options chosen by me! 

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