Monica Ralphs 2003
Monica Ralphs is a seasoned professional with 15 years experience in the wine industry. Her recently launched company, wineSpeak, focuses on brand management, event management and education in the wine industry across Canada.
Monica holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and was appointed Director of the Diploma Program for IWEG in August 2008, a position she held until February 2013. Monica served on the IWEG board for several years prior to this appointment and continues to do so. She also regularly teaches WSET classes at Intermediate, Advanced and Diploma level and has in the past taught the wine curriculum at Humber College (Chef and Tourism/Restaurant Management programs).
Formerly the Regional Director – Canada for Wine Australia, Monica also shared her passion for wine through the marketing and promotion of wines to media, provincial Liquor Boards, restaurateurs/sommeliers and educators. Prior to the Australian portfolio responsibility, Monica was the Ontario Marketing Manager for a national agency with responsibility for marketing activities across a broad portfolio of wines from around the world.
Monica is originally from Montreal, and is fluently bilingual.