Bug & Olive - Who are we?
WSET 3 Certified Sommelier and Artist-in-Residence, Emelia Coryn and her two best friends, Bug and Olive (the pups) love wine country. Rolling hills, gorgeous rivers and lakes, acres upon acres of vines and grapes, not to mention all the tasty treats, what's not to love?
(No grapes for the dogs though, don't worry!!)
Emelia, a WSET certified hospitality professional has worked for many large scale fine dining establishments, and most recently, the Premium Hospitality department for Vancouver's NHL Team, the "Canucks."
A passionate dog lover, artist and oenophile, Emelia's goal is to help inspire the next generation of artist's, hospitality workers and creators to make great art and grow beyond their own expectations.
Over many travels through wine regions, many hours studying, Emelia obtained her WSET 3 - award in wines and continues to pursue further certifications.
Bug and Olive Mercantile came too fruition at the beginning of the Pandemic when, like many in hospitality, Emelia lost her job and was rendered income-less. It started with a small idea to curate a colouring book series to help fellow wine nerds, and it has now grown into a little business with the goal to help celebrate the wonderful people of the hospitality, culinary and wine communities of the world!
Bug and Olive Mercantile Company
Haro Street, Vancouver, Canada