Regine T. Rousseau is an award-winning wine and spirits expert, entrepreneur, prolific author, dynamic speaker, and media personality who is invested in making the world of wine and spirits more inclusive and accessible.
A Chicago television mainstay, Regine balances playful realness and undeniable charm with an energy that commands attention to entertain and educate viewers. Regine is also frequently brought on as a speaker or panelist to offer nuanced perspectives and insights at wine & spirits-related conferences, symposiums, summits, virtual discussions, and more.
As the CEO and founder of Shall We Wine, her work blends creativity and strategy to deliver measurable results for her clients. Shall We Wine specializes in experiential events, digital content creation, and broadcast media to support clients with their engagement, branding, and revenue goals.
Regine was named to the 2022 Wine Industry Leaders by Wine Business Monthly and was the nominee of the 2020 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards, Wine Educator of the Year. She is a WSET Level 3 with Merit, an International Sommelier Guild Level II, and Executive Bourbon Steward, Stave and Thief.
She is the author of Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition, a stunning collection of poems that blends lessons in wine tasting and with narrative prose, and has contributed to numerous publications including The Drop, New Yorker, Wine Enthusiast, Pix Wine, Black Enterprise, Black Food and Beverage, Wine Spectator, the Zoe Report, Forbes, and Chicago Tribune.