Barbara Philip MW

Barbara Philip MW was the first Western
Canadian to achieve the
Master of Wine
designation
in 2007.  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 ‘
On The
Coast’.
Iain Philip DipWSET

Iain Philip DipWSET is a long standing wine
instructor in Vancouver and has been dedicated
to teaching the Wine & Spirit Education Trust
courses since 2002.  He currently teaches all
levels of the WSET programs, including the Level
4 Diploma. He has conducted WSET classes in
several other markets including Calgary and San
Diego, and has consulted for some of North
America’s largest wine companies wanting to
incorporate the curriculum into their staff
training.  Iain gained the WSET Diploma in 2001,
French Wine Scholar in 2014 (with Highest
Honors), Vinitaly International Academy Italian
Wine Ambassador in 2017 and is a Cavaleiro in
the Port Wine Brotherhood.  With his wife
Barbara Philip MW and their company Barbariain
Wine Consulting, Iain is a regular contributor to
Taste Magazine as well as a presenter and wine
competition judge.