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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Amanda is passionate about alcoholic beverages. Helping people enjoy an excellent experience with entertaining, tasting, food pairing, and cocktail creation is what she's all about.
Amanda is currently working towards getting her WSET Diploma, of which she has completed 4 of the 6 grueling units. This education has given her extensive, professional knowledge of the business of alcoholic beverages, sparkling wine, fortified wine, spirits, viticulture and vinification, and all of the still wines of the world. Having most recently completed her WSET Level 2 and Level 3 in Wines and Spirits, her knowledge is growing quickly and her palate advancing at an incredible rate. She has also just concluded her studies in WSET Level 3 in Sake, which broadened her knowledge significantly. In her day job with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, she engages with all sorts of people, finding out their concerns and questions to do with alcohol and answering them. Most of the information she provides on this site is a result of the ways she has helped people resolve these questions.
Amanda has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Her focus was in the Department of the Study of Religion with a specialty in Buddhism. This degree allowed her to build her skills in writing, editing, research, and critical analysis.