Canada’s Best Sommeliers​: Celebratin​g our Wine Wizards

A toast to Véronique Rivest who won the Best Canadian Sommelier Competition in Halifax on September 17, as well as to the finalists, Will Predhomme and Élyse Lambert. Semi-finalists included Bruce Wallner, Robert Noel and Bertrand Eichel.

They all participated in extensive written exams, blind tasting, wine list correction and an hour-long simulated restaurant service in front of a live audience in their second language.

You can watch two video interviews about the sommelier competition with semi-finalist Bruce Wallner.



Véronique Rivest
Les Fougères Restaurant
Chelsea, Quebec

Congrats to our hometown gal

on her extraordinary win:

we are so proud of you Vero!





Will Predhomme 
Canoe Restaurant
Toronto, Ontario




Élyse Lambert 
Le Local Restaurant
Montreal, Quebec





Bruce Wallner 
Paese and Mideastro Restaurants
Toronto, Ontario




Bertrand Eichel 
357c Club
Montreal, Quebec




Robert Noel
Déjà Bu! Restaurant
Caraquet, New Brunswick




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