Hello from Rhona and Shannan!

Leveraging 40 years of combined experience and our passion for the beverage industry we’ve formed Liquid Kudos.  We are thrilled to share our Liquid Kudos tasting journey across BC, and so many new and delicious wines and spirits.

Rhona Stanislaus CPA, CGA, MBA, CWS

I was born in BC, and have childhood memories of abundant fruit orchards, fruit stands and u-pick berry farms. My love for fruit has matured and my interest shifted to vineyards, and a few favourite grape varietals. My first love of BC wines came from tasting big, bold reds that Southern BC is so well-known for. As for spirits, it’s always Gin O’clock, and I love to try new cocktail recipes to share with my family and friends.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to cook and entertain, food and beverages go hand-in-hand. I am committed to our Liquid Kudos journey to discover the best of BC wines and spirits!

Rhona is a business leader and consultant skilled at financial and strategic planning and analysis, policy development, and operations management. Rhona holds an MBA from Laurentian University, a CPA (CGA) Designation, Undergraduate Degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary. Recently, she obtained the Canadian Wine Scholar and WSET-1 accreditation.

Shannan Schimmelmann MBA, CWS

I first fell in love with BC wine and spirits while studying hospitality at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. I was 19, and so excited to learn about BC wine, spirits, craft beer and cider. It was so much fun wine tasting, trying my hand at mixology and bartending, food pairing and of course the experience working in the hotel and restaurant industry.

Since my first time tasting BC wine and spirits, I was hooked! For the past two decades, I have continued to explore, taste and tour at over 100 wineries and distilleries in BC, and beyond.

Shannan is a business leader and consultant skilled at partnership development, export strategy and supply chain management. Shannan holds an MBA from Royals Roads University, Wine Business Management Certificate from Sonoma State University, Hotel and Restaurant Management Diploma from Camosun College. Recently, she obtained the Canadian Wine Scholar and WSET-1 accreditation.