Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW
Became an MW 2020
Based in Canada
Languages English, French
Jacqueline Cole Blisson is a Canadian wine writer, educator, and consultant. If one counts the adolescent years she spent nosing old Bordeaux with her father and poring over Hugh Johnson tomes, Jacky has been immersed in the world of wine for over 30 years.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montréal, Jacky moved to Burgundy to pursue a career in wine. While completing an Advanced Masters in Wine Science and International Trade at the CFPPA de Beaune and AgroSup Dijon, Jacky worked harvest seasons in Beaune and Walker Bay, South Africa. During her 11-year sojourn in France, Jacky held successive positions as UK and North American Export Sales Manager for Burgundy fine wine brokerage Domaine Wines and major Southern Rhône Valley winery Gabriel Meffre.
Since returning to Montréal, Jacky has focused on sharing her passion for fine wine through her freelance wine writing, speaking engagements, judging, and her wine education YouTube video series. Jacky is proud to be the first Master of Wine in the province of Québec, Canada.
Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication
Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Wine judge
Wine styles: Champagne, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines
Wine region expertise: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Canada, Loire, Mosel, Piedmont, Rhone, South Africa
Market expertise: Canada, Netherlands, North America, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging