About the Competition

About the Competition


The Chaine des Rotisseurs Alberta Young Sommelier Competition was started in 2018 with our First winner Even Watson coming from Bar Clementine in Edmonton.  That year he took home the championship medal and $1000 in cash.  We had six competitors that first year.

In our second year Kevin Milne of the Chateau Lake Louise took home the first place hardware witch now includes not just the medal but also the Roger Baekeland Memorial Award along with the $1000 cash prize.  Kevin had to beat out a field of twelve competitors, double the previous year.

Now in our third year we are pleased to announce that the Wines of Argentina are the presenting sponsors of the competition and have added a seven day all expenses paid trip to the Argentinian wine regions for the first place winner in addition to the First Place Medal, Roger Baeklund Memorial award and the $1000 cash prize.

The Chaine des Rotisseurs Alberta Young Sommelier Competition is the only competition in Canada designed specifically to test and develop young Sommeliers and wine professionals.  The goal of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of young wine professionals.


1st Place

1st place medal
Roger Baekeland Memorial Award
7 Day Trip to Argentina (Nov 2020)

2nd Place

2nd place medal

3rd Place

3rd place medal

Cost to compete