Shawn has a down-to-earth, straightforward approach to wine education; “Wine events and education should be pleasurable experiences, designed to educate rather than intimidate."
A graduate of the internationally recognized Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, UK, Shawn gained Sommelier certification with the Sommelier Guild of Canada.
In her former role as the National Director of Education & Sales Training for The Charmer Sunbelt Group, Shawn oversaw the development and implementation of wine, spirits, beer education and sales training programs in the 14 markets where The Charmer Sunbelt Group distributes alcohol beverages.
Before joining Charmer, Shawn was Director of Wine for the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, NJ. She managed the day-to-day operations of the Borgata’s multi-million dollar wine program and helped the resort achieve numerous honors.
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