Membership

Our Members

The Guild welcomes members of all levels, from students and wine lovers to Masters of Wine. Members share a common appreciation of fine wines and wine service and are especially keen to discover fine wines and spirits that offer great value for money.

The Guild is dedicated to the notion that a broader and deeper knowledge of wines and their enhancement of fine foods, leads to better satisfied consumers and profits all those producing and selling wine products. Through its program the Guild helps expand the wine knowledge of consumers and professionals alike and helps provide those in the trade with a multitude of opportunities to sharpen their skills and enhance their business.

Members of the Guild have a genuine interest in wines and spirits from all parts of the world, from the European classics to the rising stars of the New World and of Canada.

Recognizing that fine wines are made to enhance the dining experience, we work hard at each of our events to go beyond the conventional in order to discover unusual but interesting wine and at dinner events, interesting combinations with foods.

Members participate in Guild events in order to learn and we strive to make each event a pleasant experience. We know they will be if we enjoy these wonderful beverages in a responsible way. After all Moderation is a sign of good taste.

Application

To purchase a membership in the National Capital Sommelier Guild, use our online membership form.

For further information, contact out Membership Coordinator at membership@sommelierguild.com.

Membership Categories

There are three categories of membership:

General Membership

Fee: $ 25 per year

Open to any interested individual.

General Members enjoy the following privileges:

  • invitations to Guild tastings, seminars and events
  • exclusive invitations to wine and food events
  • special offers available to Guild members only

Trade Membership

Fee: $ 25 per year
Open to individuals in the wine, spirits, food and hospitality trade including students and graduates of the Algonquin College Sommelier Program.

Trade Members enjoy the following privileges:

  • invitations to Guild tastings, seminars and events
  • exclusive invitations to wine and food events
  • special offers available to Guild members only