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, 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 the 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 Montreal, Jacky has focused on sharing her passion for all thing vinous through her freelance writing, frequent master classes, fine wine consulting services, and judging.