Steve McAdam, a CAPS Certified Sommelier, CSW, is a wine and food professional specializing in regional cuisine. With 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, more than 15 years of which were spent with Inniskillin Wines, he has acquired a broad knowledge of the domestic and import wine industry. Steve is a strong believer in the need to demystify wine and is a constant advocate and promoter of regional food, wine and cuisine.
Although an active supporter of the Sommelier profession and the wine industry for many years, Steve has only recently been able to return to school and complete his studies as a Certified Sommelier. Steve acknowledges that after working in the wine industry for so many years returning to school to complete the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Certification Program was quite the challenge. The program requires time and commitment to complete. “To really appreciate quality you must benchmark against the best the world has to offer and this program certainly provided me with the opportunity to do just that. I have evolved from a specialist in Ontario and Canadian wines to an ever evolving professional with a new found ‘global perspective’ on the industry.”
Steve McAdam will be awarded the Ontario Hostelry Institute-Brian Kirkwood Sommelier Award. The late Brian Kirkwood was a tireless supporter of the Ontario Hostelry Institute, and an acclaimed senior member of the beverage alcohol industry in Canada. He was a vigorous exponent of greater product knowledge and professional customer service in this field.