By CAPS Ontario, another Certified Good Food Fighter



The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) Best Ontario Sommelier Competition is held every two years, with the winner eligible to compete for the Best Canadian Sommelier title.

We are pleased to announce the 4th CAPS Best Ontario Sommelier Competition will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at The Fifth Grill and Terrace (225 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON).

This year, the winner will be eligible to compete for the Best Canadian Sommelier title in Halifax, NS in September 2012.

Who can participate?

Participants must be members of CAPS Ontario. For membership inquiries, visit our website or contact Mary Jane Baxter at

The CAPS Best Ontario Sommelier Competition Rules and Regulations are below.

Schedule of Events

8:30 am Check-In

9:30 am  Qualifying Round (Written theory exam and blind tasting)

12:30 pm Announcement of 4 Finalists

1 – 4 pm  Final Competition 

(Service and Practical Exam – set under a restaurant setting and in front of an audience.)

4 – 6 pm  Walk-around Wine Tasting

6pm Cocktail Reception 

7pm Gala Dinner * ($160/ticket) – winners announced and prizes awarded

How to Register?

The registration form can be found on the CAPS website. Please fill out the form and send it with a $50 registration fee to the attention of Competition Registrations, CAPS, 260 Adelaide Street West, PO Box 25, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1N1.

The $50 Registration Fee may be paid by cheque, made out to the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, and mailed with the Registration Form. Alternatively, the fee may be paid by Interac email transfer to Please ensure the Registration Form is mailed to the above address.

All Registrations and forms must be received by Monday, April 9, 2012.

Should you have any questions regarding the registration process and/or your eligibility, please contact Mary Jane Baxter at


For any questions about the competition, please contact Jennifer Huether MS at

* Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available for the Gala Dinner. Purchase your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite. The four finalists will be reimbursed for the cost of their gala ticket.*