Our Experts




Jane Masters, Master of Wine 

  • With Opimian since 2010

  • Tastes and gives approval for each Opimian wine

  • Personally meets all producers

  • Visits every vineyards

  • Chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine


Master of Wine, what does it mean? 

Master of Wine is a qualification issued by The Institute of Masters of Wine, in the United Kingdom. This qualification of Master of Wine is generally regarded in the wine industry as the highest achievement. Their objectives are :



Carl Bird, Opimian Wine Concierge  

Carl has been a fixture at Opimian for over 15 years. He started out as a member, then took over the Northwest Territories (well, Opimian’s chapter there) as Area Representative. In 2015, he moved to Montreal - his hometown - and joined the team at the head office as Area Representative Liaison and Opimian Wine Concierge.

To contact Carl

How can he help you?

  • Build your wine profile
  • Help you navigate the Cellar Offering
  • Explain our wine programs
  • Guide you through the ordering process
  • Suggest wine pairing options for an upcoming event
  • Connect you to our partners all over the world
  • Solve any issues, problems or concerns



Area Representatives

Area Representatives are our members’ primary contact, ensuring that there is always a familiar face nearby. They are here to:


Karen Etches
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Kevin Mintenko
Okanagan and Interior
Brian Pritchard
Krista Prochazka
Northwest Territories
Gillian Dawe-Taylor
Steve Pritchard
Fort Mcmurray
Carl Deane
Calgary & Southern Alberta
Corinne Keddie
Leah Reid
Janine Koroluk
Ron Loustel
Sandra Pauwels
Michael Lutzmann
Toronto  West
Lindan Toole
Central Ontario
Greg Rinehart
Colette Martin
Northeastern Ontario
Heather Downey
Carl Comeau
Lia Daborn
Prince Edward Island
Todd Mclean
Alan J Williams
Newfoundland And Labrador
Courtenay Escott


If you are interested in becoming an Opimian Area Representative or simply wish to learn more about the role, click here and someone from the membership experience department will be in touch.