AT WINE KNOWS, OUR VINES RUN DEEP...

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My name is Amy Pilat, my husband Andrew and I are proud parents of 2 amazing girls. 
I'm originally from Edmonton, Andrew from the Lakeland area where we now we call our home.

 

I have worked as a wine consultant for various agencies in Alberta for many years. During that time I was lucky enough to travel to different wine areas around the world to witness first hand the art of winemaking and increase my knowledge. I have also completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust level 1 and 2 courses through the Vancouver Art Institute. Andrew is employed in the oilfield and is our Craft beer guru he also has extensive knowledge of wine and spirits. 

Our interest, knowledge, and love for the art of wine have inspired us to start this venture of “in home and private wine tastings” we have come to call “Wine Knows.”

Our hope to infuse each person in a small or large way with the passion we have for wine and craft beer by introducing them to new and unique wines and varietals. Offering the option of food pairing suggestions is valuable because it is our belief that wines and craft beers should be enjoyed with everyday foods as well as special occasion dishes. 

We truly appreciate that wine and craft beer need to have a laid-back approach and
that each person has their own set of taste buds making it our job is to find a product
they can honestly enjoy. 

 

Cheers to you! 

Meet The Team

Andrew Pilat

Owner & Business Manager

Amy Pilat

Owner & Wine Consultant

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Tonina Norman

Senior Consulting Assistant

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Eloise Feairs

Junior Consulting Assistant

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Tonina Norman

Senior Consulting Assistant

I came on board in 2018 as a longtime wine enthusiast and a complete newcomer to the wine industry. Over my years with Amy I have completed my level 2 certification with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and gained a wealth of knowledge through my firsthand training with Amy. With a real passion and thirst for knowledge, I love nothing more than talking wine with likeminded enthusiasts. When I’m not working on my Wine Knows (ha, see what I did there?) I’m singing and playing guitar, whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen (with cocktails to match of course), or spending time with my other half Bill, my daughter Sophie, and
my sweet furbaby, Marlie.

Eloise Feairs

Junior Consulting Assistant

My name is Eloise, my husband Tyson and I have called Cold Lake, Alberta home for many years now with our 2 kids Evan and Maisy. I joined the Wine Knows team at the beginning of 2020! I have learned so much in that time and currently have my WSET Level 1, and Wine & Food Pairing courses under my belt. When I’m not talking wine, you can find me at our local spin, and yoga studios, camping, and spending lots of time at the beach with friends and family.

TESTIMONIALS

"Amy worked very hard to create an amazing night out for our local military members
and their families. Amy was very easy to work with from our early planning phase, right
through to the event completion. She was extremely professional, and timely throughout
the entire process. Amy hosted a fantastic event where our participants had fun learning
and interacting with one another. She is charismatic and personable, and knows how to
create a great wine tasting night. Amy is wonderful – I can’t wait to work with her again!"

Leah Taylor
Community Recreation Coordinator |  PSP Wainwright

"I can’t say enough about Amy of Wine Knows. The service is the absolute best. Always prompt, knowledgeable, professional and always proactive, Amy at Wine Knows take care of it so we can take care of business!"

Dean Bardal, Consumer Division Manager
Home & Agro/Liquor Cornerstone Co-operative

“It was so wonderful welcoming Amy into my home! She instantly felt like part of the crew! Not only was the wine delicious I learned lots of tips and tricks I’m sure to use in the future. Thanks to Amy and Kelsey for a great evening! Would highly recommend them!"

Jillian Young, Cold Lake, AB

“Wine is wonderful, but you’ll never know how wonderful until you spend an evening, learning how to truly experience and enjoy wine with Amy from Wine Knows.  Chrono holds an annual wine event each year in which Amy hosts a wonderful wine tasting & Pairing experience for the appreciation of our clients.  Each year Amy enlightens, entertains and teaches us all the finer (and lighter) points of wine and all its beautiful notes, aromas, and varietals. We look forward to every opportunity to attend a Wine Knows event and will continue to work with Amy in the future as there is no better way to explore and experience wine, and there are plenty more wines left to discover!”"

Jeremy Bourboing, PMP, PMI-SP

Director, Chrono Project Scheduling & Controls Inc.