CAPS National is currently made up of the following provincial chapters:
the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Quebec Chapter based in Montreal, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Ontario Chapter based in Toronto, and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Atlantic Chapter based in Halifax. CAPS is affiliated with the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) headquartered in Paris and counting 54 member and observer countries.
Made up of a team of industry professionals from such fields as restaurants and hospitality, to education, to wine agents as well as journalists, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, founded in 1989 has as its aim to promote the profession of sommelier by working alongside industry leaders in the wine and spirits industry in Canada. Each province is responsible for individual sommelier education and certification programs offered in their territory and is in charge of the organization of provincial competitions.
The provincial and national competitions are organized by the CAPS every three years. These aim to recognize excellence of Canadian sommeliers and to shine at an international level during the World’s Best Sommelier Competition organized by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI).
Major National Sponsor
Constellation Brands Canada, Inc. is the largest producer and marketer of wine and related products in Canada. Leading wine brands, such as Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sawmill Creek, and Naked Grape are supported by a national distribution network and dedicated sales and marketing teams.