Owner/Operator Heather McDougall

Heather McDougall is a certified sommelier (ISG & WSET) who has spent almost two decades honing her craft in both boutique retail and restaurant settings across Canada.
In 2020 Heather founded Sips Toronto specializing in edu-taining events and custom wine education classes. It quickly grew to also offer hospitality consulting, private cellar management, cellar design consulting, bespoke gifting, and catering services.
Heather is the Technical Director for the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, an educator for George Brown College and is a national judge for Canada's Best 100 Restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions You May Have About Sips Toronto

Aside from my professionally excellent taste in wine? At Sips Toronto, we’re more than just a wine store. We’re your go-to destination for all things wine-related, from custom gift baskets to private tastings to cellar organization. Plus, we only work with the best purveyors to ensure that our products are best in class.

We offer a wide variety of gift baskets, at a range of prices. We can easily customize to suit your needs that include snack packs from Cheese Boutique to Caviar setups and Wagyu steak kits. We also offer a full line of useful wine accessories to elevate your gift.   

Yes, we do! We can design a private tasting for you and your friends or colleagues, where you’ll learn about different types of wine and spirits and sample some of our favorites. Contact us to learn more!
Absolutely! We offer wine cellar organization services to help you get your collection in order. Our team of experts will work with you to design a system that works for your space and your collection. Contact us to learn more!

Not a problem! I have been working across Canada for almost two decades, and have contacts is every major market. I can vouch for the quality of their work, and can easily make magic arrive wherever it needs to go. 

Absolutely! Need a sommelier for a day/night/event/weekend? I got you! I also love creating wine lists, hosting staff training sessions and teaching your leadership teams about financial literacy, leadership and team building.  

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