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Resources: Wine Education and Schools


This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Ottawa. If you would like to add your resource to this listing, you can Submit Your Educator info here.

Brian Preston - Certified Sommelier

Brian has been a certified Sommelier for over 15 years involved in wine education, conducting private tours of Niagara and Prince Edward County wineries. He works with individuals, restaurants, and institutions presenting special food/wine tasting suppers and events. He has traveled extensively to wine regions of the world (thus being referred to as The Travelling Sommelier) and he also conducts private tastings. Learning in a fun and social environment are his hallmark.

6 Polk Crescent, PO Box 112
Portland, Ontario
ph. 613-272-3129

Haz El-Gabalawy – Hospitality and Service Training

Haz El-Gabalawy has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry and was a founding member of the Beckta Dining and wine service team. Haz developed and implemented service training at Beckta. He went on to lead the award winning team at Beckta for over 10 years and is now offering this specialized training to restaurants and hotels. Call Haz to help you develop your team and provide you with customized service and hospitality training. “Improving service one restaurant at a time”

Unit 706-2400 Carling Ave. Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario
ph. 613-797-9455

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