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.

Debbie Smith


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.

Choose an occasion to see what products Debbie suggests:

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 Notables by PEI Liquor at 6 Prince St., Charlottetown in the Founders’ Food Hall & Market. View store details here.

Choose an occasion to see what products Darren suggests:

Judy Hornyik


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.

Choose an occasion to see what products Judy suggests:

Linda Schipper


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.

Choose an occasion to see what products Linda suggests: