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Christina was named Roku Industry Icon 2022 by World’s 50 Best Bars. She has made the Drink International’s Bar World 100 for the last three consecutive years, rising from #44 to #32. In 2019, she was chosen as one of Imbibe Magazine’s 2019 Imbibe 75 and was selected as one of Future 50 influential figures under 40 as chosen by WSET and International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Christina is a Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Nominated Educator (Spirits), a Prud’homme Beer Specialist and holds WSET Spirits Level 3 and WSET Wine Level 3. She is Co-Owner of Bar Mordecai – a two-floor, 200+ capacity vibrant bar/restaurant in Toronto, with decor equally inspired by hotel lobby bars and the whimsy of Wes Anderson films.  She is the Founder/Owner of STAVE – her newly launched school offering beverage certifications, hospitality training and customized tasting experiences for industry and consumer alike.

In addition to her bar and school, Christina is currently a Bar & Beverage Curator for Restaurants Canada Show, a former Director of Programming for Toronto Cocktail Week, and a national coordinator for Speed Rack Canada. She is an avid fundraiser and organizer in the hospitality community, fundraising over $100k over the years for various organizations and charities, as well as a creator of numerous seminars and curriculum.


"Questioning what has been accepted as the normal is key in making permanent and positive changes." - Christina Veira