Master of Port Canada Competition


Calling all professional sommeliers. Do you want to be the first Master of Port — Canada? This competition is open to professional sommeliers in Canada. You need to be a member in good standing of CAPS/ACSP and, if you are not, just go to and select the appropriate chapter to join.
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 of Port associated with wine production, Douro Demarcated Region, history, brands, years and harvests, pairings and moments of consumption and service.
The Master of Port holder becomes an ambassador of the Port brand and thus, is recognized by the industry as a specialist and a representative of the excellence that makes Port one of the best wines in the world.
Save the following dates:
May 8, 2018:

  • Deadline to register for the competition

May 14, 2018:

  • On-line qualifying test to determine the top two (2) representatives from each CAPS/ACSP chapter who will travel to Portugal to compete in the quarter-final round
  • The on-line test will be written at the same time and same day across the country, with results being determined by the I.V.D.P.
    • 10 a.m. in British Columbia; 12 p.m. in Manitoba; 1 p.m. in Ontario; and 14:00 in the Atlantic.

June 10 to 14, 2018:

  • Top candidates from each chapter will travel, expenses paid, to Portugal for training and the quarter-final.
  • You will have to confirm that you are able to travel within these posted dates at the time of your registration.

2019: Date to be scheduled and announced:

  • Semi-final and final round to be held in Canada in 2019.
  • Winner will have the title of Master of Port — Canada until the next Master of Port is named following the next competition.


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