Perrine was born and raised in Burgundy, France, where her family still live. Her family had a significant influence on her love for food and wines, farmer and winegrower, she learned early on that quality products make the best dishes or wines. At 15, Perrine attended a culinary school in France. During those four years, she traveled extensively throughout France, working in various kitchens and eventually deciding to pursue her wine passion. "The night a customer gave me a taste of 1945 Chateau D'Yquem, I understood I'll be missing out if I only worked in the kitchen."
She soon after started a Sommelier school in Dijon and learned a lot about wine.
She worked as a sommelier in the 2 Michelin Star restaurant Le Gavroche in London. There, Perrine could expand her knowledge, taste incredible wines and maintain the rigorous Michelin Star standards. Perrine's original dream was to open a wine bar in France, but she wasn't yet ready to settle in Burgundy after this experience in London.
In 2006 she moved to Atlanta and worked at JOËL Restaurant; in 2010, she opened Perrine's Wine Shop on the Westside.
"I wanted to create a different atmosphere for the wine shop: fresh, light, bright, and welcoming. So often, I felt like I didn't below to this male-dominated profession. I wanted every customer to feel welcome and no intimidated by wine. It's a beverage everyone should enjoy and learn more about it if your heart is in it. Wine is Simple; we are making it complicated."
The shop's wine selection is always changing based on the season. It features about 700 different wines focusing on family-owned wineries from all over the world, highlighting sustainable, organic, biodynamic practices.