Bromont, October 13 th , 2021
Sommelier Kristine Mansuy, founder of Kikico Wine Events, has been invited as a speaker at the 13th Edition of the Annual International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) in Porto, Portugal, to take place on October 26 and 27.
Ms. Kristine Mansuy is the first sommelier from Quebec to be invited as a speaker at this prestigious event.
On this occasion, Ms. Mansuy will present three unique wine tourism destinations of Canada to visit in 2022: the Okanagan Valley (British Columbia), Prince Edward County (Ontario) and the Eastern Townships (Québec).
“I am honoured to have been chosen to promote Canada as a wine tourism destination. It is withgreat pride and pleasure that I will be sharing the beauty and the richness of our terroirs with wine and tourism lovers from all over the globe”, says Kristine Mansuy.
Hosting every year hundreds of professionals from all over the world and internationally acclaimed speakers, IWINETC is the leading and longest running global event of the wine and culinary tourism industry. Organized in collaboration with the North of Portugal Tourism Board, the event will propose two full days of plenary talks, panel discussions, master classes and networking sessions, as well as visits of wine regions defined in the newly launched Wine Tourism Routes, namely Douro and Porto, Vinho Verde, TávoraVarosa and Trás-os-Montes.
Since 2016, Kikico specializes in the planning of private and corporate high-end wine-related events,
including wine tastings, cocktails, wine and food pairing workshops, wine training sessions and masterclasses. Based in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the company also offers wine tourism activities such as private guided tours in the most beautiful vineyards of the region, as well as tailored travel itineraries in the emergent regions of Prince Edward County, Ontario, and of Okanagan Valley, British
Kristine Mansuy, sommelier and founder of Kikico, has a passion for artisan winemakers and for Canadian
wines. This has led her to give herself the mission to showcase the know-how of local producers while
providing exceptional moments for her customers. Her desire to educate on the local wine industry has
recently been recognized by LUXlife Magazine, who awarded her