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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

  • Meet Domer Rafael: Best Sommelier of Manitoba
    August 17, 2017 by
    With almost 20 years of experience in the industry, Domer Rafael has held numerous positions (both front and back of the house) in many outlets and establishments in Winnipeg. At the present time, Domer is the Food and Beverage Manager at the Manitoba Club, Western Canada’s oldest […]...
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  • Meet Carl Villeneuve LePage: Quebec
    August 16, 2017 by
    Carl Villeneuve Lepage is currently working as a sommelier at Restaurant Toqué! in Montreal. He studied at Institut du Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec and he also acquired a certificate in oenology at Université du Vin de Suze-Larousse, France. He has studied with the Court of Master […]...
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  • Meet Pier-Alexis Soulière: Best Sommelier of Quebec 2017
    August 13, 2017 by
    Pier-Alexis Soulière has dedicated the past 10 years of his career providing world class wine service and enhancing guests experience in some of the most demanding environments. The journey started in Montréal and brought him to excel on 3 different continents; from London, to Sydney, to New-York […]...
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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.



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


Major National Sponsor

Constellation Brands Canada, Inc. is the largest producer and marketer of wine and related products in Canada. Leading wine brands, such as Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sawmill Creek, and Naked Grape are supported by a national distribution network and dedicated sales and marketing teams.