Peggy Perry is the Vice President of Marketing & Purchasing for Willow Park Wines & Spirits and has been the company’s principal wine buyer since the store opening in 1994.
A native of Prince Edward Island, Perry received her formal education - degrees in both business and education – at the University of PEI, but her palate was honed in France. She first discovered her love of wine while studying French at the University of Strasbourg, and later while working in Bordeaux for negotiant Peter Sichel among others.
She brings her incredible international wine knowledge and buying skills to the Willow Park Wines & Spirits team, along with her innate love of teaching. It’s this educational focus which has helped to grow Willow Park’s business – thanks to Perry there are as many as ten weekly tasting and educational events, drawing 500 customers through the doors every week.
Perry has developed and hosted five educational television series on wine, beer and spirits, which run on networks across Canada and the U.S. Presently she is the wine writer for Flavours Magazine.
Married to Brien, a former national ski team coach, Perry has three children and lives in Calgary. When she’s not at the store, you’ll likely find her creating another memorable meal for family and friends.
Peggy’s Best Advice? "Every Wine has it’s time but great wines are great all the time!"