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Master of Port Winners

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

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

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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Best Sommelier of BC Announced

CAPS is pleased to announcet the 2018 Best Sommelier of BC is Sean Nelson. An incredibly well-deserved win for Sean (who also took home the honour of “Best Taster” of the day). In an very tight finale, Sean outscored Matthew Landry & Todd Prucyk to claim the 2018 […]

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Fontantafredda: The Third Wave of Barolo

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

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

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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Carl Villeneuve LePage – Best Sommelier Canada 2017

[Vancouver, BC] After an intensive two-day competition alongside Canada’s top sommeliers, Carl Lepage-Villeneuve, sommelier, Restaurant Toque!, Montreal, Quebec, has been named the Best Sommelier of Canada. The runner-up sommeliers are Pier Alexis Souliere, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos California (from Quebec); and Steven Robinson, sommelier, Atelier Restaurant, Ottawa, […]

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Best Sommelier of Canada Gala Champions Dinner – Sept 5, Victoria Restaurant, Vancouver

With little more than a week to go before the start of the Best Sommelier of Canada competition, final preparations are being made for the featured events including the spectacular ‘Gala Champions Dinner’ set for Tuesday, September 5th at Victoria Restaurant in Vancouver. The venue choice brings […]

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Fresh & Wild: Kim Gertler Interviews Jean-Benoit DesLauriers of Benjamin Bridge

The tale of Benjamin Bridge is one of the success stories in Canada’s young history as a winemaking country. It took years of careful planning, experimentation, international expertise and a significant financial investment but it’s an investment that has paid off. Glowing reviews for the wines have […]

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