Deniece Bourne

Born in Brooklyn, NYC, Deniece mostly lived and was educated in Barbados, completing an Associate degree in French, Spanish and Italian for Business and Tourism followed by a BSc in Biology with the intention of pursuing a career in Marine Biology or Forensic Sciences. In 2007, she met and fell in love with wine while pursuing an MSc. in Management, and her evolving love and passion for industry led to Palate Selections, a boutique wine import and distribution business which she co-founded and managed for almost a decade.

Since her return to NYC in 2018, Deniece has been working for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is currently the Business Development Manager with responsibility for Eastern USA and Canada and The Caribbean. A firm advocate for Wine and Spirits education amongst industry professionals at all tiers, Deniece is WSET Level 3 Wines Certified, a WSET Certified Educator for Wines and Spirits and a current candidate for the WSET Diploma in Wines! Deniece was also recently inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier NYC Chapter.”

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