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We are the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) is affiliated with the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) .

We hold periodic tastings of fine wines, beers, and spirits which are open to all members. Tastings are held around the region so that everyone has a reasonable chance to attend.

We work with other sommelier and wine educator organizations around the world to promote our goals and to ensure mutual recognition of sommelier qualifications.

Our members can be found throughout the Atlantic Provinces, providing expertise in wines and the wine trade in their roles as Sommeliers in restaurants, resorts, hotels, wine bars, and as agents and merchants. Some of our members are associates who have attained the designation through study but choose to consider the knowledge as an enhancement to their enjoyment of wine and other fine beverage.

COVID 19 Update - June 1 2020

As businesses around Nova Scotia prepare to reopen, we wanted to provide our members with an update on the status of CAPS-AC activities.


With the exception of the New World course currently being delivered over Zoom, there will be no new courses offered until September. The Certified Sommelier program is normally on hiatus over the summer months anyway. Stay tuned for further announcements on fall course offerings in August.

Tasting Events

While restaurants and other venues have permission to resume operations in a modified way as early as this Friday June 5, we anticipate continued challenges in safely gathering people from various households. We have therefore decided to suspend our monthly tasting events through the summer. We hope to resume our monthly tastings in September and will provide you with an update on those plans near the end of the summer.

While opportunities for our community of wine lovers to connect in person continue to be limited, we will continue to share opportunities for you to learn and connect online. See below for two such opportunities, this week.

Stay safe and we look forward to sharing a glass with you again soon!

CAPS - Atlantic Chapter

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