5th CAPS Best Ontario Sommelier Competition
It is with great excitement that we announce the Best Ontario Sommelier
Competition registration is now open. Tickets for the Gala Dinner are also on
sale at www.capsontario/wordpress
The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) Best
Ontario Sommelier Competition (BOSC) is held every two years, with the winner
eligible to compete for the Best Sommelier of Canada title. The events will be
held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Oliver & Bonacini's Arcadian Loft, downtown at
Queen and Bay.
The day will start with a Qualifying Round for a large group of sommeliers. Join
us in the early afternoon to hear the finalists announced and then watch as the
chosen few perform a series of food and wine tasks to determine the winner! All
competitors are encouraged to stay and watch the excitement as their peers
As the judges huddle, we invite you to enjoy a tasting event featuring at least 18
agents and highlighting their Ontario wineries. The tasting is open to the public –
we are, however, asking for a $5 donation to attend. That money will go directly to
help send this year's winner to compete abroad with travel expenses.
Finally, the winner will be announced during the Gala Dinner! Guaranteed to sell
out, so we urge you to purchase tickets in advance! Tickets will include a
cocktail reception where items from our silent auction will be on display. A 4-course dinner prepared by Oliver & Bonacini, with an assortment of
accompanying wines. All for $150, which includes taxes and tip!
The winner, named during the dinner, is eligible to represent Ontario at the "Best
Sommelier of Canada Competition" in 2015!
Competitor registration and payments must be received by May 31st 2014. All
competition information, including application, rules and regulations, sponsorship
and links to payment information are available at www.capsontario.ca/wordpress.
To purchase tickets for the gala dinner visit or pay your membership renewal visit
- $50 for CAPS Ontario members
- $50 registration plus $75 for a one year CAPS membership for non-members
- $150 Gala dinner ticket