The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions invites the hospitality community to join us for this monthly event series. Please join us at Lifford Wine & Spirits (471 Jarvis Street) on the third Wednesday of the month to learn more about how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry.
$20 for CAPS Members
$35 for non-members
Hospitality Sessions Launch October 17th
Christopher Wilton lives in Peterborough and is a wine sales representative for the Small Winemakers Collection, a wine educator at Durham College, a server, and the regional liaison on the CAPS board of directors. He is certified with CMS, is almost finished his WSET Diploma, and has his CSW. Recently Christopher led a terpene and wine pairing workshop at Lifford Wine & Spirits and is in the process of founding a cannabis course at Durham.
Lisa Campbell is the CEO of Lifford Cannabis Solutions, a cannabis subsidiary of Lifford Wine & Spirits, helping cannabis companies navigate the emerging cannabis industry across Canada and beyond. Lifford Cannabis Solutions works with cannabis companies to help their brands come to market, leveraging Lifford’s national salesforce and longstanding partnerships with provincial control boards. In addition to her work at Lifford, Lisa is the Chief Marketing Officer for Vindica Cannabis Corporation, a craft cannabis compliance company. Lisa became a true cannabis expert by working extensively in international drug policy over the years with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and is currently the Chair of the Ontario Cannabis Consumer & Retail Alliance. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and is as a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Universities Without Walls alumnus.
Hospitality Sessions: Terpenes & Terroir November 21th
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. Jamie is also a contributor to POPSUGAR specializing in cannabis recipes and cannabis lifestyle. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience.
Jamie developed a love for wine and agriculture while earning her degree in Wine and Viticulture, with a concentration in Wine Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As an avid traveler, she expanded her knowledge and explored different regions where she studied enology and viticulture at the University of Adelaide, Australia and the Engineering School of Enology at Changins, Switzerland.
Hospitality Sessions: Cannabis Cocktails December 19th
Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the 6x Author of Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations and his celebrated, 2017 release, The Craft Cocktail Compendium. Bobrow presented at the 2018 SXSW on Disrupting the Cannabis Kitchen and Cannabis Cocktails. He was the Mercedes-Benz Me Conference Mystery Speaker on Wellness, also at SXSW 2018.