Sean Nelson is a lifelong hospitality professional with a passion for wine. That passion has led him to travel and work around the world, pursue formal education through the WSET’s Intermediate and Advanced certifications, French Wine Scholar Program, as well as passing the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Examination on the first attempt. From 2014 to 2018 he was Wine Director for the internationally renowned Vij’s Restaurant. In that time, Vij's Restaurant received Platinum at the Vancouver Wine Festival Awards of Excellence for 2016, 2017, and 2018 and in 2017 was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 10 Wine Restaurants in Canada. In 2018, Sean was crowned BC Sommelier of the Year by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and, as the first Canadian to ever compete, won the Somm Slam Competition at the International Chefs Congress in New York. He is the founder of Somm Wine Guy Consulting, a full-service wine consulting company that hosts private tastings, provides wine list development, staff-training services, curates private cellar collections, custom wine travel itineraries, and the BC based Somm Wine Club.
You can connect with Sean through his website sommwineguy.com
or social media under the handle @SommWineGuy