Palate Practice is a place where wine is life, and where you can come to ask your most embarrassing wine-related questions and be met with love and answers.


About Me

Hi, I’m Meg. By day I work in Toronto as an arts administrator and communications professional – by night I am an avid wine and beer lover, home cook and lifelong learner.

I began my wine journey with my family at Sunday dinners, getting used to the taste and learning the basics of food pairing. When I met my Stepdad I got much more serious about wine. An experienced wino himself, he is endlessly generous with his knowledge and his cellar and turned me from casual admirer to full-on enthusiast.

Over the years I’ve spent many hours and many bottles sipping and learning. I’ve added winery tours and structured tastings to the mix and then spent a fair amount of time and energy working toward getting officially certified. Besides wine I also love craft beer and am always trying the newest thing and checking out the latest trends.

I’ve also always been a writer. I was the weirdo in your high school English class who actually looked forward to writing all those essays. Knowing this history, it’s no surprise that I decided to join the ranks of the multitude of bloggers out there.


A Taste of Palate Practice

Wondering what I’m all about? Here are some of my favourite posts to clue you in.

The Quest for Cote de Roses

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit With a Craft Beer Advent Calendar

Tasting with WSET Level 3

Debriefing WSET Level 3

Nothing Says “Birthday” Like “Wine Tasting”