About Us


Our Team

Meet

The Crew

We’re a bunch of wine, spirits and beer nerds! We’ve travelled the world tasting all kinds of alcohol and have taken a few hundred glasses…we mean, classes…so we could stock the right bottles for you in-store. Plenty of hours have gone into “product testing” – hey, only the best for you! We’re committed to giving top notch service and top shelf liquor at every price point. While we all have our own little quirks, we have two things in common: we know our stuff and absolutely love what we do…plus we’re really good looking (editor’s note: they paid us to say this).

Boss Man

Michael MacDougall

When he’s not drinking port paired with blue cheese, you’ll find Mike doing boss man type things for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, Winefest, Virtual Vino, and Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer. He also spends his nights playing hockey and fighting crime. We’re not saying he’s Batman, but we’re saying no one has ever seen the Joker in Calgary.
Manager - WSET 2

Sarra Brown

Sarra is a world-wine traveller who visits a new country every year to explore the local drink scene for “professional development”. Combined with her completed WSET 2 education and years in the industry, you’d definitely want Sarra on your wine-trivia team.
Manager - WSET 2

Tom Klavins

When Tom told us his motto: “drinking wine is the best way to learn about wine”... we didn’t know if he was a straight up genius or if he was tricking us into letting him drink wine and get paid for it. He’s got a great beard though, so we went with it.
Jack of all Trades - WSET 2

Kyle MacDougall

If you ask Kyle what his favourite drink is, he’ll probably give you a “manly” answer like beer. But don’t let that fool you – we all know Kyle likes Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Beer Manager

Sean Cooper

Sean “Scoop” Cooper has tried over 3000 different brews, earning him the title of resident beer guy. He makes sure our beer fridge is always stocked with the latest and greatest in craft beers and domestics, and can make all your beer dreams come true. He’s basically beer Santa.
Sales Ninja

Katie Hopkins

Katie is our resident “crazy dog lady,” but we refer to her as a “lovingly involved Dog Mom who’s powered by wine.” When she’s not being a Dog Mother-Wine Lover, she’s spending time at her other job with the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival making sure all the sweet treats and good eats are ready for you!
Sales Ninja - WSET 2

Liz Horner

Joining us from the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, Liz is no stranger to great drinks. She’s done loads of travelling to check out local drink scenes and often holds tastings with her friends…which we have yet to be invited to. It’s fine. We’re not upset or anything *tear.
Sales Ninja

Maria Yanez

Not only does Maria work with us, but she also plays an important marketing role with the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival team, so naturally her life essentials include sweet treats and wines. She snacks like it’s her job, and is always on the hunt for a good wine. Maria keeps her friends close and her wine even closer.
Sales Ninja - WSET 1

Michelle Landry

Michelle runs ultra marathons – we’re talking like 50+ km through the mountains (…don’t feel bad, the rest of us drink wine in our yoga pants and call it exercise, like normal people). When she’s not out running, Michelle works 9-wine for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival.