NEW DATES: May 9-11, 2022

Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL

Sommelier Service Competition

Pour your way to an all expenses paid trip to Champagne!

Sommeliers will compete in a service-based challenge for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne to visit Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

Competition Details

Taking place Monday, May 9, 2022 — the competition will be designed to mimic the service component of a Certified Sommelier Exam, where the competitors will be tasked with opening and serving a bottle of Champagne and answering knowledge-testing questions from our panel of esteemed judges.

Competition Prizes

  • 1st Place - An all expenses paid trip to Champagne, France to visit Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses
  • 2nd Place - $2000 cash prize courtesy of Arc Cardinal, decanter from Chef & Sommelier
  • 3rd Place - $1000 cash prize courtesy of Arc Cardinal, decanter from Chef & Sommelier

Applicant Criteria

  • A certified sommelier (CAPS Certified, Court of Master Sommeliers Certified or WSET Diploma)
  • Must live and work in Canada
  • Must currently be working in a restaurant
  • Achieve a top 6 grade on a challenging written qualification exam prepared by the Sommelier Factory wine school
  • Be available to travel to Toronto to compete in the live competition on Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Be fully vaccinated as per the latest Ontario and Federal guidelines (this means you have received your second dose 14 days prior to May 9, 2022)

Applications are due January 14, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

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Host & JUDGES

Jeff Osborne

HOST

Jeff Osborne

TM Wine & Craft Spirits Team, Breakthru Beverage & Founder, JPO Endeavour

Jen-Huether

JUDGE

Jen Huether

Master Sommelier & Director of Alcohol Curation, Fresh City Farms

Christopher Sealy

JUDGE

Christopher Sealy

Wine Director, Alo Food Group

Bruce-Wallner

JUDGE

Bruce Wallner

Master Sommelier & Owner, Sommelier Factory and Grand Cru Deli

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