After landing back home in Ontario in 2001 he turned to the dining room to understand the front of house and to seriously dive into wine education. He earned his Sommelier Certificate at Niagara College in 2008. However, the world of wine is ever evolving and Peter attends tastings and visits wineries whenever possible.
He is currently a sommelier at Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa in Oakville, Ontario where Peter pairs exclusively Italian wines with classic and modern Italian cuisine harbour-side in Bronte Village.
Shayne provides logistical support, administrative support, Information Services and Social Media expertise to support Peter and the remaining Bacchus Sommeliers for every event.
In 2008 Dawn earned her Intermediate certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust at Johnson and Wales University, in Charlotte North Carolina. After moving to Ontario in late 2010 she began working towards her Advanced Wine and Spirits certificate, and in 2012 she became a certified member of the Ontario Wine Council.
Dawn is continuously seeking out new opportunities to further her understanding of the winemaking process and its impact on the palette. Since she spends most of her days outside of restaurants or classrooms in cellars and wineries to stay on the edge of the constantly expanding wine industry; you may be hard pressed to find her without a new flavour in her mind for any occasion.
During his studies, he trained under James Treadwell at Treadwell’s Farm to Table Restaurant in Port Dalousie.
Nick’s background in chemistry, has provided him with an understanding of why certain foods match or do not match with a given wine. Nick has consulted in wine pairings with the Royal Botanical Gardens; represented wineries for special events with the Italian Trade Commission in Toronto; assisted in seminars, most notably at Lifford Wine Agency’s Boys Night Out; and taught seminars on wine appreciation.
Wines became a passion of Edward’s at an early age which began by attending seminars, tastings, obtaining wine certifications to finally achieving his Sommelier Certification in 2008, through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) at Niagara College in Ontario. Edward has received training as a sommelier at the fine dining restaurant, The 360 in Toronto’s CN Tower where he was responsible for serving 700 – 1000 guests per night by presenting them with an extensive wine list and inputting the sales in the restaurant’s Point of Sale System. Furthermore, Edward was involved in updating the wine list, purchasing wines and maintaining inventory. As a sommelier, Edward has also been trained and educated in the areas of spirits, beer, liqueur, sake, tea and coffee as well as restaurant management.
Edward uses his education and skills as a consultant, wine reviewer and buyer, catering wine dinners and judging events such as Liaison College cooking classes and Go Cooking at the Hamilton Spectator.
Bacchus Sommelier Services will tailor our services to your specific wants and needs to provide you with an event that will be talked about for years! There are no limits!
Call today to see how Bacchus Sommelier Services can help make your event one of the most memorable.