HI I’m Regine Rousseau!


Regine T. Rousseau fell in love with wine during a college study abroad trip to Besançon, France. Bitten by the wine bug early on, she began her career in the beverage industry as a salesperson for a wine distributor. While in this role Rousseau noticed how the barrier of “wine speak” formed a disconnect between wine professionals and consumers. Inspired to bridge the gap, Rousseau started her company Shall We Wine, a wine, spirits and beer tasting company based in Chicago.

Language is also integral to Rousseau’s work as a poet and published author where wine and written word are often interwoven. In her latest book, Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition (published April 2018), Rousseau boldly illustrates the dynamics of personal relationships while pairing each poem with wine that echoes the mood of her writing. Her international 2018/2019 book tour was hosted at City Winery (multi -cities USA), American Bookstore (Rome, Italy) and other venues.



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Marilyn Johnson

SoloCEO Summit
Regine Rousseau is a wonderful panelist!  Our audience was delighted by her transparency and candor.  Not only was her stage presence fun yet professional but she also spent a significant amount of time engaging with our attendees after her panel discussion was over.  I highly recommend Regine.  She was truly a delight to have  at our conference.
Rowan Richards
Director, Coaching and Connections

Regine is a dynamic speaker and has been a tremendous resource to Accion clients and event
attendees over the past two years. Her message is honest, clear and captivating. Through her
words and impeccable delivery Regine provides attendees the opportunity to join her for a
moment on a truly authentic entrepreneurial journey.