On June 7th, twenty-one candidates from across the province competed in the qualifying round of the Best Ontario Sommelier Competition. The competition, put together by CAPS Ontario, will put the skills of four finalists to the test on Monday, June 28th. All are welcome to be part of the live audience on the afternoon of the 28th at Verity on 111 Queen Street East at 12:30pm. The four finalists set to compete are:

Jonathan Gonsenhauser – ACC/Toronto, Ontario
Richard Healy – Wine Bar/Toronto, Ontario
Will Predhomme – Canoe Restaurant/Toronto, Ontario
Steve Robinson – Atelier Restaurant/Ottawa, Ontario

The final exam will test all aspects of related to Sommelier service, performed in a restaurant setting and will include a verbal blind tasting of several wines. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to compete at the national level in a year and a half. If all goes well, they will take to the international stage and represent Canada at the prestigious World’s Best Sommelier Competition.

For more information on the competition or regarding purchasing tickets to the Gala Dinner, immediately following the finals, on June 28th at 6:00 PM at George restaurant (where the winners will be announced), please visit
or email Alex Evans at: evansa@rogers.com