Claire was truly born the day she had her first glass of off-dry Riesling. Since then, food and wine has grown into her life’s passion. After studying International Development and Food Security at McGill University, Claire moved back to her hometown Toronto to work in restaurants and further her education in noodle culture at Momofuku Toronto. On a search for more noodles delights, she relocated to Vancouver to complete her Master of Architecture with a focus on food production, preparation, and consumption design. During this time, she joined the team at Royal Dinette and has since left architecture behind to take on the role of wine director. Her personal wine philosophy is centered on organic and biodynamic production and the stewardship and commitment to healthy soil that yields delicious wine. These days, you can find Claire speaking passionately about orange wine and ambient yeasts to anyone who will listen, or rolling pasta in bed.
On Royal Dinette’s wine list, Claire says “Our wine list showcases different vignerons from around the world who are true stewards of their land, and really take us on a journey with every bottle. To reflect Royal Dinette’s food philosophy, the wine list consists of organic, biodynamic, and natural wine. We have lots of bottles for people looking for something new, unique, and wild, and also plenty for people looking for classic regions and varietals. We also highlight the best of organic BC wine.”