Margaux Burgess

Owner, Lingua Vina

Margaux is a certified sommelier and the head of Lingua Vina. She has been working in the hospitality and drinks business for close to twenty years.  After a switch from luxury hotels to wine, and the business of getting it around the world and into the right hands, Margaux started Lingua Vina in 2012. 

The goal has always been to get people the tools to learn about, drink, love and sell wine in the best way possible. Whether that means education, better understanding the economics of it all, import strategies or events, Margaux is passionate about ensuring the right resources are available.

  • WSET Diploma Level 4

  • Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers

  • Certified Rioja Educator

  • Certified Sherry Educator

  • Certified Mead Judge

  • WSET Level 1 in Sake




Kristel is a digital communications professional with 10 years experience, most within the drink industry. A dedicated traveller and wine student, Kristel has visited multiple wine regions and even volunteered at a biodynamic winery in southern France. She has her WSET Level 3 with Honors and hopes to complete the WSET Diploma in the coming years in between her other loves: gardening, running, and learning to bake the elusive perfect sourdough loaf.




Arielle is an avid traveller and adventurer, wine and craft beer lover, and yogi-in-training. She is currently pursuing her WSET Level 2 Certification. She has a background in digital media and public relations as well as creative writing. When she's not quaffing bevvies on a patio, you can find her hiking in the river valley with her dog, Miski.

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