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 compete.
As the judges huddle, we invite you to enjoy a tasting event featuring at least 18 agents. There will be a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on Ontario. 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.
Finally the winner will be announced during the Gala Dinner and they will be eligible to compete in the Best Sommelier of Canada Competition taking place in Toronto in early 2015.
The Gala is guaranteed to sell out, so we urge you to purchase tickets in advance! Tickets include a cocktail reception where items from our silent auction will be on display. A 4-course dinner, prepared by Oliver & Bonacini, will be served along with an assortment of accompanying wines. All for $150 including tax and tip!
For those wishing to compete in or sponsor BOSC, our special site contains information on rules and regulations, membership applications, sponsorship, as well as a link for payment. For competitors, once BOSC has received your fees, application forms will be emailed to you. All fees, registration forms and supporting documents must be received no later than May 31, 2014.
To purchase tickets for the gala dinner, to buy raffle tickets for the silent auction, or to pay for your competition and/or membership fees click here.
- CAPS Members – $50
- Non-CAPS Members – $125
- $50 for competition
- $75 for one year CAPS membership
- Gala dinner tickets – $150
Contact information Competition: Alexandra Evans, BOSC Technical Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership: Michelle Paris, Acting Director of Membership: email@example.com.
Press: Sara d’Amato, Director of Media and Public Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship: Melissa Stunden, Director of Sponsorship: CAPSsponsorship@gmail.com.
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