March 24 – Preliminary BOSC Exams – Toronto + Ottawa

On March 24th – a broad field of Ontario sommeliers will complete a written theory examination and a blind tasting exam – simultaneously in Ottawa and Toronto.  The top five will move on to the final Best Ontario Sommelier Competition (BOSC) competition on April 14th at the grand ballroom of the Arcadian Court.  Deadline for sommeliers to enter is March 1st 2019. Entrants must be members of CAPS Ontario, in good standing.

Both preliminary exams will be at 1:00pm. The Ottawa preliminary exam will be held at the renovated Sommelier Lab at Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue. The Toronto preliminary exam will be at George Brown College, 215 King St East, 2nd floor. 

The top five will move on to the final competition.  Entrants must be members of CAPS Ontario, in good standing. Finalists will be notified by April 1, 2019.

Applications will be confirmed based on the Rules and Regulations for the competition (link below). All completed applications including an up to date CV and confirmation of employment can be sent to Alexandra Evans at for approval.  

All sommelier competitors who enter the preliminaries receive complimentary access to the daytime program of the April 14th competition and are eligible to participate in the Wine Tasting Challenge (professional category). Tickets to the gala dinner can be purchased separately. Members of the public and wine enthusiasts are also invited to compete in the amateur category.  All participants in all events must be over 19 years of age. 

Tickets and More information | A link for the competition, including the Rules and Regulations, competitor registration, CAPS membership payment and tickets for the gala dinner can be found at -  Or visit for more information.