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2023 Best Sommelier in BC - Competition

  • Mon, February 27, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Rogers Arena


  • Ticket to watch the competition for a CAPS member
  • Ticket to watch the competition for a non-CAPS member


The annual BC Best Sommelier Competition, run by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC) brings together the region's best talent and brightest minds in wine to tackle a rigorous written exam and a hands-on practical test that will put the top finishers through their paces.

The candidates will sit for the morning's exam, and the top three scorers will move on to be tested further at the live competition. They will be tasked with all sorts of practical wine service challenges, like decanting, sparkling wine service, menu pairing, spotting errors on a wine list, and blind tasting / identification.

Past winners include:

Jayton Paul - (Published on Main 2022)

Peter Van De Reep – (Campagnolo – 2020)

Matthew Landry – (The Stable House Bistro – 2019)

Sean Nelson – (Vij’s – 2018)

Shane Taylor – (CinCin Ristorante + Bar – 2017)

Alistair Veen – (Tap Restaurant – 2016)

Jason Yamasaki – (Chambar – 2015)

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