Barbara Philip MW

Barbara Philip MW was the first Western
Canadian to achieve the
Master of Wine
designation and is the only female MW in the
country. She is currently a Category Manager
for BC Liquor Stores where she is
responsible for the European wine selections.
Through  Barbariain Wine Consulting, Barb
works as an international presenter,
journalist and judge.  In addition to lecturing
across the United States, Europe and
Canada, Barbara has judged for the
Argentina Wine Awards, The Dallas Morning
News Wine Competition, Gambero Rosso and
the Decanter World Wine Awards in
London. Since 2008, she has been the wine
columnist on CBC Radio One’s ‘
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Iain Philip AIWS

Iain Philip is the Senior Wine Instructor at the
Art Institute in Vancouver where he teaches
levels 2, 3 and 4 of the
Wine and Spirit
Education Trust (WSET) programs. In the
course of a year, Iain teaches over 200 students
that range from consumers to importers and
retail buyers.  Iain achieved the  WSET diploma
in 2001 and regularly consults for companies
wanting to incorporate the WSET curriculum into
their staff training.  In addition to formal
training, Iain also does seminars and tastings
for private and corporate clients outside the
wine industry.