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 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.