Study the art of sommellerie with distinguished and WSET certified professors at Vino Studio.


Michelle Bouffard

WSET certified educator, certified sommelier, author, journalist, speaker, consultant

Determined to make her mark in the wine industry, she graduated as a sommelier with the highest honours from the International Sommelier Guild in 2003 and completed the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in 2005. Michelle now teaches WSET courses in Montreal and gives numerous training sessions including for wine associations. Michelle is often invited to sit on various panels and judges at numerous wine competitions in Canada and abroad. Ever the eternal perfectionist, she is continuing her studies at the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine. Full biography >


Natalie Richard

WSET certified educator, sommelier, author, journalist

Natalie Richard is an undergraduate sommelier of the WSET-Diploma. She was educator for several years with the Savori group and for business workshops on wine. She is the author of best-seller "Routes des vins dans le monde – 50 itinéraires de rêve" and writes the weekly wine chronic Planète Vins in le Mag of le Soleil de Québec, La Tribune, Le Droit, la Voix de l’Est, le Quotidien et le Nouvelliste. She is really happy to join Michelle Bouffard's team to teach the WSET program in Quebec City.

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Guillaume Plante

WSET certified educator and sommelier

Finalist of the Wines of Portugal competition (2013) and winner of the Wines of Germany competition (2014). In 2014, he reaches the finals of Quebec Best Sommelier, taking the third position at his first participation, as well as being the public's choice; he reaches the semi-finals in 2017 and he takes the third position again in 2020. At the same time, he follows two prestigious programs: the Court of Master Sommelier, where he completes the 3 first levels (Introductory et Certified, 2014; Advanced, 2017), and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (Levels 3 and 4). He is also been sommelier at Maison Boulud, of the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, for 7 years.


Ana Gallegos

WSET certified educator and sommelier