Wine Writer & Educator
Michaela Morris is an international wine writer, educator and speaker based in Vancouver, Canada. She contributes regularly to Decanter Magazine and Meininger’s Wine Business International as well as Canadian publications Quench and Taste. Michaela holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma and was one of the first Certified Italian Wine Experts through Vinitaly International Academy (VIA). She educates about Italian wine across Canada and judges wine competitions around the globe. Michaela has worked in a various capacities within the wine industry for over two decades. After starting out in fine dining restaurants, she went on to run the Bordeaux en Primeur campaign and source French wine for a private wine store. She subsequently became the Marketing/Logistics Manager for a premium Italian wine importing company helping build it into a national enterprise. At the same time, she founded and co-owned a local consulting company offering private and public wine tastings and cellar management for collectors.
"Cracking Canada's new COVID wine code: opportunities and changes in the Canadian wine market"
Uncertainty around restrictive tariffs in the US and trade in the UK post Brexit has propelled wine producers to develop opportunities elsewhere. Michaela Morris will look at the prospects in Canada. She will identify the country’s key markets and look at how the Covid pandemic has affected each from the perspective of changes in regulations, trends that have emerged and potential long term implications.