Bonjour!

Based in the Paris region and having worked in the wine sector and wine tourism business in France for over ten years, I offer a variety of services and activities for both amateurs and professionals alike.

These services include organizing and guiding private wine tours (specifically in the Champagne and Loire wine regions), teaching wine tasting classes, organizing wine tasting events, and assisting US wine importers when in France.

intro photoMy name is Mary Kirk Bonnet. I am a fully bilingual French-American who is living and working in France. After university and graduate studies in the US and traveling and working in Asia, I came back to France (my birthplace!) where I studied and trained to earn the French State-recognized diploma and title of Sommelier-Conseil at the prestigious Université du Vin at Suze-la-Rousse. I have also studied at the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in London where I received their Advanced Diploma.

As the name of my company "Wine Contacts" suggests, my interest is in bringing people together in the fascinating, convivial world of wine. I like to think of my approach to work as friendly, bi-culturally understanding and delightfully competent!

Thank you for contacting me if you are interested in an insider's tour of Champagne, a personalized wine event in or around Paris, or you are a Anglophone wine professional needing assistance with your projects in French wine.

Cheers…A la vôtre!
Mary Kirk Bonnet
Sommelière-Conseil