Giancarlo RiveraI am an oenophile and certified sommelier living in Montreal, Canada. I am the wine instructor at the beautiful Stewart Hall Cultural Centre. For over a decade I have offered fine wine folks the Vinolab (previously Never Mind the Bordeaux) private wine tasting experience. I am a proud member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers via both the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers. I have been making garagiste wine at home with my family since the day I learned to walk, a tradition passed down for generations via my Italian ancestors. From wineries to wine lists I enjoy uncorking the wonderful world of wine one bottle at a time.

When I’m not poking my nose in a wine glass I enjoy making fuzzed-out reverberated psychedelic noise with my guitars and persuading my legs to join L’Eroica.