The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) is a pan-Canadian association, which brings together individuals within the sommelier profession, restaurant services, and other sectors of the wine industry.
The BC Chapter was launched in Vancouver, April 2014.
CAPS is affiliated with the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) headquartered in Paris and counting 54 member and observer countries.
Since its inception in 1989, CAPS has promoted the profession, notably by its participation in the Best Sommelier of the World Competition. The presence of Canadian Sommeliers on the International scene is re-enforced by the appointment of its members to various committees of the ASI.
In support of its mission, CAPS supports events related to the wine and spirits industry, communicates on events in Canada, encourages members to network with other sommeliers and producers, merchants and consumers with the goal of knowing and promoting the wines and spirits of all countries.