2023 Sommelier of the Year

Kelcie Jones, This is Wine School

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. This year’s winner, Kelcie Jones, co-owner, This is Wine School, was selected through a hands-on competition organized by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.

Sommelier, Wine Educator, Wine Writer, Master of Wine student. After completing a BA and MA at the University of Toronto, Kelcie held sommelier and wine director positions across Vancouver, most notably as Wine Director at Chambar, while completing her WSET Diploma and beginning to teach WSET and other wine courses. Following that, she opened Elephant on Powell as GM and Wine Director. Recently Kelcie joined the Michelin-starred Burdock & Co as Wine Director and opened This is Wine School to offer WSET and alternative wine education in Chinatown, Vancouver and beyond.

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