Management – Karen Doyle

Karen Doyle
Vice President Operations

What I Do
I oversee the day to day operations of the company surrounded by a much admired, second-to-none team of extremely bright, hardworking, inspired, and fun-loving individuals.

Favourite Wine Memory
Over the years I have had the privilege of drinking some very fine wines, in truly beautiful settings, all very memorable experiences. However, if I had to choose just one stellar wine moment it would have to be in 1996 at a dinner at Château Cos d’Estournelle hosted by Cos, Taitinger Champagne and Maison Louis Jadot. It was a warm June evening. There was a symphony of wine and food and a sea of glassware on every candlelit table. The Maison Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru 1983 paired with lobster was nothing short of outstanding.

Favourite Grape
It is impossible to choose just one! White : Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, Red: Sangiovese and Pinot Noir.

Previous Life
I worked as a waiter and honed my wine skills at some of Toronto’s finest restaurants/wine bars and took frequent travel sabbaticals to far off places.

First Job
Simultaneously morning paper girl and babysitter extraordinaire.

Proudest Childhood Moment
At the age of eight, I FINALLY got my first non-orthopedic shoes, a pair of totally awesome, shiny, black patent slip-ons with a slight heel. I felt very girly and very grown up.

Your Indulgence

Your Inspiration
People and the places life takes us and all the adventures and misadventures along the way.

Your Retreat
Long hot baths, milky tea, and quiet time in the country.

Your Playlist
An eclectic mix of favourites with a distinct Motown/Soul /world music overtone.