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Deniece Bourne

Deniece Bourne
Account Development Manager, WSET Americas

Born in Brooklyn, NYC, Deniece mostly lived and was educated in Barbados, completing an Associate degree in French, Spanish and Italian for Business and Tourism followed by a BSc in Biology with the intention of pursuing a career in Marine Biology or Forensic Sciences. In 2007, she met and fell in love with wine while pursuing a Master’s in Management, and her evolving love and passion for industry led to Palate Selections, a boutique wine import and distribution business which she co-founded and managed for almost a decade.

Since her return to NYC in 2018, Deniece has been working for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is currently the Account Development Manager with responsibility for Eastern USA and Canada and The Caribbean. A firm advocate for Wine and Spirits education amongst industry professionals at all tiers, Deniece is WSET Level 3 Wines Certified, a Course Educator for WSET Levels 1 and 2 in Wines and in Spirits and a current candidate for the WSET Diploma in Wines!

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