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Meet your wine angels

Lesle Gibson

As one of the city’s renowned hosts, Lesle’s attention to detail and dedication to her clients has made her something of a legend in the hospitality and wine industry. Her career spans over 20 years and she has successfully opened trendy hotspots in both Toronto and LA.  A longtime Sommelier, Lesle has embarked on the highlight of her career with Gibson Family Group creating a home for her wine angels. With every producer embraced and every wine hand selected, it is her goal to share her passion with those she meets, expanding her wine family along the way. GFG combines Lesle’s many years of experience with her personal touch, love for service and interest in exceptional wine. 

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Angela Aiello

Also known as Super Wine Girl,  Angela is an award-winning journalist, writer, host, educator and business professional.  She has spent 20 years working in the global wine industry and has traveled all around the world to learn about and taste wine.


During the blogger boom she established one of the largest wine clubs in Canada and operated her own wine institute for close to a decade helping to bring Wine Confidence to thousands and thousands of people.


Angela is a regular wine host for CTV Your Morning across  and CHCH TV Morning Live as well as the Drinks Editor for many national magazine publications. She brings adventure, education and storytelling to every glass she shares.

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Stephanie Christian

Stephanie is a certified Sommelier, portfolio expert and GFG’s food and wine guru. After working in fashion for the past 13 years, she pivoted into the world of wine in 2017 and hasn't looked back.


Stephanie provides wine list consulting services for restaurants, cellar curation for private clients, and has also developed a voice of education and wine exploration throughout the industry as she manages the GFG social media channels.

After hosting many wine tastings and events and creating content for GFG's social media, this self proclaimed wine geek is always on the lookout for the next best food and wine pairing.

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Carissa Gibson

As the new kid on the block, Carissa’s wine schooling has just begun. This mother of 3 and partner of GFG completed her WSET 2 and is eager to continue the journey.

Having been surrounded by a wine passionate family and influenced by great pairings throughout the years, her growing appreciation has tuned her palate.

Her approach is honest and pure. With the love of family and enthusiasm for the grape, Carissa is a natural wine angel.

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Anna Jaeger

Anna Jaeger is a Toronto ex-pat who recently took up residence in our nation's capital.  She has had over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in a diverse range of capacities from fine restaurants, hotels and bars in Toronto to the supper clubs of Montreal. She is a seasoned wine consultant, wine enthusiast, and has completed Level 1 Court of Masters.


She is also a mom of 2 young children, and a professional dancer/actor/model who moonlights as a burlesque showgirl. When she's not momming, mixing cocktails or dancing on bar tops and stages, Anna is a student of Holistic Nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. A self-professed yoga junkie, Anna is in pursuit of learning the key to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle that cultivates a positive relationship between good food, fine wine and good health. 

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Tahnee Lloyd-Smith

As the consummate hostess, Tahnee is always bringing humour, great wine and good food to any gathering. She strongly believes that every experience should be elevated to the fullest. Tahnee has curated exceptionally detailed events for celebrities, notable brands and top restauranteurs and it is here where her true passion for food and wine was cultivated.


As a fashion designer and founder of Pretty Denim as well as an interior design enthusiast, Tahnee puts creativity and enthusiasm at the heart of everything she does. Her infectious personality makes her the life of every party and the perfect person to help plan all things wine as the ultimate wine concierge. 

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Katie Gibson

Katie has worked for over 20 years helping children and families as a social worker. 

She is passionate about travel and wine, and is an aficionado when it comes to rose and bubbles. Katie has completed her WSET 2 and looks forward to the next level.

As a mother of two teens, Katie balances parenting with great wine and humour. 

She loves networking and building relationships, and along with her enthusiasm for the grape, Katie is a natural Wine Angel and easily earned her wings. 

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Zoe Traiforos

Zoe has been immersed in the Toronto wine scene since the late 90’s. Graduating from the International Sommelier Guild in 2001, she curated some of TO’s coolest spots while slinging wine for a few top agencies at the time.  Past representative for the Champagne houses Krug and Veuve Clicquot, Zoe also partnered with Lesle creating their famed Champagne Monday’s before switching focus to full time mom of her three gorgeous girls. Launching her olive oil Single Grove in 2015, Zoe participated in the International Culinary Centre’s inaugural olive oil sommelier course in 2016 (NYC).


Zoe continually shares her passion and knowledge for all grapes and is excited to join forces with Lesle once more.

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Ryan Zanette

Ryan comes from 10 years experience in the industry including a diploma in winemaking from Niagara College. He's completed winemaking harvests in Ontario, British Columbia, Germany and the United Kingdom and has worked in almost every part of the wine industry. His love for wine is only matched by his love for food and for cooking and entertainment. Ryan manages many of Toronto's top restaurant accounts and his favourite wine to sip on is Chardonnay from Burgundy! 

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Dustin Peters

Dustin is an award-winning composer, hospitality pro and an ardent traveler. He recently formalized his wine education with the WSET2, deepening his knowledge of wine. Dustin particularly enjoys learning about farming practices and environmental aspects of winemaking and viticulture. Alongside his roles as a devoted father and enthusiastic home chef, Dustin continues to explore the wonderful world of wine with unwavering passion.

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