Upcoming Events

    • Mon, January 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    CAPS BC is happy to announce the second annual 2019 BC Aspiring Somm Competition.  

    This event is open to any member of CAPS BC who earns at least 50% of their income from hospitality employment in any role as well as has an interest in participating in future Best Somm BC competitions. The event mimics the Best Somm BC format to give aspiring sommeliers the opportunity to understand what the competition is really all about. This competition is designed for first-time competitors only (those who competed in the 2018 ASC, would not be eligible to compete in 2019). Competitors must also be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.  

    The event runs from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at Rogers Arena.

    Aspiring Sommelier Registration Fee - $50 (competition, live Somm BC competition viewing & post-competition reception).

    The 2019 BC Aspiring Sommelier Winner will be announced prior to the Best Somm BC announcement on Monday evening.

    To register, please contact Mark Shipway (Director of Professional Development - CAPS BC).



    • Mon, January 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Rogers Arena, Captains Room, Vancouver BC
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    Hosted by The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers British Columbia Chapter (CAPS BC), the fifth annual Best Sommelier of BC Competition returns January 28th, 2019 to Rogers Arena.

    This annual competition attracts some of the best and brightest sommeliers from across the province to compete for the title of BC's Best Sommelier 2019. This incredibly challenging competition starts in the morning behind closed doors with all candidates completing both a written and blind tasting. At 12:00pm, the doors to the Captains Suite open for the audience to arrive after which we announce the top three finalists. The top three then compete live in a set of Sommeliers challenges for the title of Best Somm BC 2019.

    The winner will be announced at the Post-Competition Reception, in the Encore Suite at Rogers Arena (doors open at 4:00pm).

    All those wishing to compete are to contact Lesley Brown, CAPS BC President.

    Registration fee for Competitors - $50 (includes competition, live Somm BC competition viewing & post-competition reception). 

    • Thu, January 31, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Provence Marinaside - The Wine Bar

    On January 31st, we are thrilled to welcome Daina Paulin from Ch√Ęteau Haut-Bailly.

    Haut-Bailly is one of the most esteemed producers in the commune of Pessac-Leognan. They are recognized for a style driven by elegance, texture and finesse. 30ha of estate vineyards. A rare 4ha of century-old vines. Gravelly soil. Higher plots. A long history.

    We have a lot to explore with this renowned estate!



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