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About us

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) is a pan-Canadian association, which brings together individuals within the sommelier profession, restaurant services, and other sectors of the wine industry.

CAPS/ACSP National is currently made up of the following provincial chapters:

  • The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Atlantic Chapter based in Halifax
  • The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, British Columbia Chapter based in Vancouver
  • The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Manitoba Chapter based in Winnipeg
  • The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Ontario Chapter based in Toronto
  • The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Quebec Chapter based in Montreal

CAPS is affiliated with the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) headquartered in Paris and counting 52 member and 3 observer countries.

News and activities

  • Fontantafredda: The Third Wave of Barolo
    December 7, 2017 by
    An Interview with Fontanafredda’s Roberto Bruno The modernist versus traditionalist movement in Barolo all made for some great drama. There were the small traditional fastidious farmers on one side battling to save their traditions in the face of young upstarts seeking to bring a historical wine region […]...
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  • Remembering a Canadian Icon
    December 7, 2017 by
    Remembering a Canadian Wine IconHere at Arterra Wines Canada, we are deeply saddened by the news of the recent passing of Karl Kaiser, co-founder of Inniskillin Wines. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Silvia, children Magdalena, Andrea and Max, and his seven grandchildren.Karl was one […]...
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  • ASI NEWS
    December 7, 2017 by
    ASI PRESS RELEASE New committees and announcements trigger the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) plan for 2018 The establishment of new committees and a series of announcements has triggered the ASI plan for 2018, confirming the recently elected administration commitment to improve flow of communication within […]...
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Chapters

Made up of a team of industry professionals from such fields as restaurants and hospitality, to education, to wine agents as well as journalists, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, founded in 1989 has as its aim to promote the profession of sommelier by working alongside industry leaders in the wine and spirits industry in Canada. Each province is responsible for individual sommelier education and certification programs offered in their territory and is in charge of the organization of provincial competitions.

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Membership

Join a provincial, national and international community of professionals and wine lovers, participate in activities and enjoy the benefits of this membership (promotions, discounts …).

National Sponsors

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers works with a number of organizations to facilitate its mandate of educating the sommelier trade in Canada. Discover our sponsors on our partners page. To become a National Sponsor, or for more information about the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers contact CAPS President, Mark DeWolf – mdewolf@herald.ca.