David Stansfield is an independent sommelier – wine nerd for hire – currently working as a consultant for the Tap & Barrel restaurants and the Settlement Building collective of brands, which includes the Vancouver Urban Winery and Belgard Kitchen. He is also the founder and co-host of Sunday School, Vancouver’s most popular and rowdy wine school for the people.
In his 17 year career in wine, David has worked as a cellar hand, tour guide, and Director of Sales for Summerhill Pyramid Winery; been awarded the Georgia Straight’s Best BC Wine wine list for the Tap & Barrel; launched an online wine distribution service for BC wines; ran the wine programs of multiple award-winning Gastown restaurants; lectured as a guest instructor with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust; presented on behalf of the BC Wine Institute; gained accreditation as a French Wine Scholar; and spoken to anyone who will listen about the joys of drinking good wine. He also drinks beer.
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