Discovering her passion

Moira PetersMoira Peters, a physics and philosophy graduate, says her Mount Allison education has been integral in her career as a sommelier. She has lived in New York, Montreal, and Paris, but it was in her home province of Nova Scotia where she truly discovered her passion — wine. While living in Halifax, Peters was impressed by the qualities and uniqueness of local wine. With her background in wine education in New York, she decided to run through a class with her friends and they were surprised at how much they learned in just one session. And that’s how Unwined was born. A wine education and tasting party service, her goal is to bring wine back down to earth. Certified by the Sommelier Society of America, and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers-Atlantic Chapter, Moira has written for The Chronicle Herald and Local Xpress, and has co-written a book, A Wine Lover’s Guide to Atlantic Canada.

On the student experience:

“My physics education has been really practical and I feel much more confident approaching concepts that are science, and specifically physics, related in my work.”