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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

  • Master of Port Winners
    July 16, 2018 by
    CAPS is please to congratulate the winners of the preliminary round of the ‘Master of Port Canada’ competition. The ‘Master of Port’ is a prestigious title awarded to professional sommeliers who are presently working in the hospitality industry and who have displayed expert knowledge in the area […]...
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  • Winners of Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
    July 16, 2018 by
    Atlantic Canada’s Best Rise to the Top This past weekend a selection of the region’s best sommeliers put their palates and noses to the test in an effort to determine the best wines of Atlantic Canada. The annual competition is hosted by the Canadian Association of Professional […]...
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  • Pier-Alexis Soulière: First Place at 2018 ASI & APAS Best Sommelier of the Americas
    June 19, 2018 by
    The talents of our Canadian sommeliers were on full display at the recently held 2018 ASI & APAS Contest of the Best Sommelier of the Americas held in Montreal, May 21-24. While the actual competition ran for only 3 days, the entire event lasted close to 9, […]...
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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.