Our mission, as the BC Chapter for the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers is:
We have three membership levels. Accredited Sommelier, Associate Sommelier, and Student. You do not have to be a "Certified Sommelier" to be member of CAPS.
We hold periodic tastings of fine wines, beers, and spirits which are open to all members. Tastings are sometimes available to non-members for an additional fee.
We work with other sommelier and wine educator organizations around the world, like the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) to promote our goals and to ensure mutual recognition of sommelier qualifications..