Product Advisors

Product advisors at PEI Liquor are here to help you find the perfect wines, spirits and beers for all your occasions. Their extensive product knowledge is at your service.

Trent DeRoche


Trent DeRoche is a product advisor currently on a one-year assignment as Wine Category Manager at PEI Liquor. Trent was raised in a fishing and farming community on PEI’s south shore, Trent grew up in a household that was passionate about food. Trent is an avid community volunteer and brings his interest in helping people to his work as a Product Advisor.

Whether you are planning a cocktail party or simply looking for wine to pair with a meal, Trent would be happy to help you. Trent has successfully passed the demanding Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) Level 3 course.


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Debbie Smith


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Debbie has over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry and enjoys helping PEI Liquor customers with their product choices. Her passion for food and wine pairing will benefit anyone looking to find the perfect bottle to complement the Islands vast culinary bounty.

Debbie is a graduate of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Her extensive knowledge and approachable demeanor allows her to be of service to a wide range of customers, from those new to wine and spirits to collectors looking to explore little-know corners of the world of wines and spirits.

Look for Debbie the next time you visit our Oak Tree Store located at 43 Pond Street, Unit 1 (Formally 357 University Ave). View store details here.

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Judy Hornyik


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In addition to her 10 years in the hospitality industry, Judy draws upon her 20 years of experience working with PEI Liquor to better serve customers. Judy has also successfully completed the demanding Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) Level 3 course.

Whether you are looking for grand bottles to impress or everyday hidden gems for yourself, Judy can help you uncover that perfect find.

Look for Judy the next time you visit PEI Liquor at 475 Granville North in Summerside. View store details here.


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Linda Schipper


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Linda brings years of experience managing restaurants, selling wine, teaching about wine, beer, and spirits both here on PEI and abroad in China to her role as product advisor at PEI Liquor.

Linda is a graduate of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and she takes pride in being part of the amazing wines available on tables and restaurants throughout PEI. Linda enjoys educating, creating food and wine pairings, writing tasting notes, and working alongside her customers. Linda especially loves showcasing new wines to the market, learning about them, and helping customers navigate those choices.

Look for Linda the next time you visit Notables by PEI Liquor at 6 Prince St., Charlottetown in the Founders’ Food Hall & Market. View store details here.


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Darren LeBlanc


Darren's Pick

Darren has 20 years of experience in restaurant management and hospitality. Certified through C.A.P.S., he completed his Sommelier levels in 2005 before heading off to Ontario to continue his career. Working under the expert guidance of a Master Sommelier, Darren helped curate and manage cellars both private and commercial. Helping to ensure clientele drank their wines at the peak of their potential. Returning to the Maritimes in 2016, Darren settled on the east end of the island where he works a hobby farm producing eggs, chicken, and a variety of vegetables. Whether it’s a coursed meal with needed wine pairings or a special gift for any occasion, Darren has the know how and information to help you make the right decisions for your occasion.

Look for Darren the next time you visit PEI Liquor at 193 Minna Jane Drive in Charlottetown. View store details here.


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Erin Turcke


Erin's Pick

Erin Turcke is a Certified Sommelier and a French Wine Scholar. In 2018, Erin finished among the top graduates to achieve the Wine Spirit and Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and has since been accepted into the elite program of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

An active wine professional since 2011, Erin spent her formative years in fine dining developing her food and wine pairing skills at Raymond’s restaurant in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In addition to her time in hospitality, Erin is the principal WSET wine educator for the Maritime-Atlantic sector. Erin always puts the personal preferences of the consumer first when offering guidance on our wide selection of beer, wine and spirits.

Look for Erin the next time you visit PEI Liquor at 509 Main Street in Montague. View store details here.


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