Upcoming Events

    • Mon, January 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    For the first time, CAPS BC is happy to announce the 

    Aspiring Somm BC Competition 2018

    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. Competitors must also be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.  

    This event runs from 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at Rogers Arena and will finish in time for candidates to view the Best Somm BC Competition.

    Aspiring Sommelier Registration Fee - $50 (includes Aspiring Somm Competition, Best Somm BC Competition Viewing & After Party).

    The 2018 BC Aspiring Sommelier Winner will be announced prior to the Best Somm BC announcement on Monday evening.

    Candidates can receive the ‘Registration Code’ from Mark Shipway (Director of Professional Development - CAPS BC).

    • Mon, January 29, 2018
    • 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 fourth annual Best Sommelier of BC Competition returns January 29th, 2018 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 2018. This incredibly challenging competition starts in the morning behind closed doors with all candidates completing both a written and blind tasting. At 12:00 noon, 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 2018.

    The winner will be announced at the Reception/Dinner, at the Encore Suite at Rogers Arena (doors open at 4:30pm).

    For more information on being a candidate in this years competition, contact Lesley Brown, CAPS BC President.

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

    LIVE Competition Viewing Only - $10 at the door (seating is first come-first serve). Doors open at 12:00pm and the competition starts at 12:30pm. 

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