Som­me­lier of the Year

Vancouver Magazine - - Play - Sean Nel­son, som­me­lier, Vij’s

The Som­me­lier of the Year Award rec­og­nizes work­ing som­me­liers who con­sis­tently demon­strate an out­stand­ing pas­sion for mar­ry­ing wine with food and a ded­i­ca­tion to ex­cep­tional ser­vice. Sean Nel­son was se­lected through a hands-on com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by the BC Chap­ter of the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Som­me­liers. Sean grew up in Greater Van­cou­ver and en­tered the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try at age 16. Af­ter be­ing bit­ten by the wine bug, he com­pleted his WSET In­ter­me­di­ate and Ad­vanced cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with Dis­tinc­tion and is work­ing to­wards sit­ting the Mas­ter Som­me­lier Ex­am­i­na­tion in 2019

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