Academic Program Structure

CAPS Professional Sommelier Program

The celebrated Sommelier Diploma is an achievement that recognizes advanced wine, spirits, beer and beverage knowledge, professional hospitality management, and the highest standards of service. Our program is accredited in Canada through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) and recognized in all 50 countries of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI).

CAPS Manitoba excited to be launching the Professional Sommelier Diploma Program in Manitoba.

Note: This program is in the final stages of development.  Details and dates will be announced shortly.

Manitoba will join B.C, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec,  and the Atlantic provinces with fully accredited Sommelier certification.

The Diploma Program will offer comprehensive and current training in all aspects of the Sommelier profession. This program prepares candidates for an exciting and rewarding career in the Hospitality Industry by providing training and ensuring proficiency in: wine production, global wine regions, food and wine pairing, cellar management, overall wine and beverage management and all aspects of professional wine service. The program will also include a sommelier management research project as well as a restaurant practicum, or stage, allowing for students to gain invaluable experience and evaluation from top industry professionals.  

Instructors with expertise in each of these key areas will instruct the program. The core instructors represent over 75 years of sommelier/teaching experience; in addition, a dynamic group of guest instructors will be brought in to support and instruct specialized areas of the Diploma Program.

The level of instruction, curriculum and overall program design of the Diploma Program will be truly exceptional.

Candidates who pass all required examinations will be awarded a Professional Sommelier Diploma; and, will have achieved proficiency to fulfill the role of a restaurant sommelier, or other position(s) in the wine and beverage service industry around the world.

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