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Assemblage – Port: Past, Present and Future

Port: Past, Present and Future An interview with Jorge Rosas (Ramos Pintos), Dick Niepoort (Niepoort) and Joao Rebelo (Taylor Fladgate) The Port wine industry has been evolving over the past twenty years. With declines in the traditional volume movers, we asked three top producers what has been […]

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Support Hospitality – Grapes for Humanity

An Important Call to Action To Support Hospitality  From Grapes for Humanity The Hospitality Industry Needs Your Support For Immediate Release: December 15th 2020 From now until Jan 1st, 2021, Grapes for Humanity Canada @grapes_for_humanity_canada will match every donation received – including yours – dollar for dollar. (Up to $40,000) We […]

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CAPS announces new national president Lesley Brown

For Immediate Release November 13, 2020 CAPS announces new national president Lesley Brown – Hospitality industry veteran replaces outgoing president Mark DeWolf for three-year term – Vancouver, BC. The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS, http://sommelierscanada.com) – Canada’s only national sommelier association — is delighted to announce that […]

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Skills to Pay the Bills – We All Benefit From Privilege

Skills to Pay the Bills is an initiative from your friends at CAPS Ontario to help broaden the collective skillset of the #sommunity. We’re proud to continue the series with an important course designed and hosted by Jefferson Darrell, of Breakfast Culture. The course, called ‘We All Benefit […]

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The Somm Sessions – Grower Champagne Webinars – June 10 and 17

Register for this event at : thesommsessions.eventbrite.ca A Deep Dive into Grower Champagne June 10th – 11am (PST)- 2pm (EDT) – 3pm (ADT) – 8pm in France  Hosted by: Sommeliers Pier-Alexis Soulière and Leagh Barkley with Guests: Quentin Paillard of Pierre Paillard and Pierre Louis Waris of […]

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The Somm Sessions – Growers Champagne

  Get tickets: https://thesommsessions.eventbrite.ca History and Future of Grower Champagne   June 17 – 11am (PST)- 2pm (EDT) – 3pm (ADT) – 8pm in France    Hosted by Sommeliers:Pier-Alexis Soulière and Leagh Barkley with Guests – Florence Bauchet of Champagne Bauchet and Charline Drappier of Champagne Drappier   […]

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Skills to Pay the Bills

“Skills to Pay the Bills” will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar with 2 sessions a day hosted by CAPS and industry leaders sharing lessons across several key topics with three overriding themes including: Entrepreneurial & Business Skills, Digital Skills, and Sommelier & Wine Skills We’ll be […]

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Help the Sommunity

We are incredibly grateful to each and every one of our agency and VQA partners in the attached catalogue for extending such generous support to CAPS Ontario members during COVID-19.  THANK YOU!  Enjoy incredible savings on these featured wine purchases for a limited time, while quantities last.  Participating agents and […]

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NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

Dear Colleagues and Members, Whether you are a working sommelier, a student, or a treasured supporter of our fine hospitality industry, there’s no doubt that recent events around the COVID-19 pandemic have already had a profound impact on your life. And as if the challenges of self-isolation […]

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Are you out of work due to COVID-19?

Are you out of work due to COVID-19?   Here’s what you need to know about how to apply for Employment Insurance. You can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) as soon as you stop working, and you can apply for benefits even if you have not received your […]

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