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 Portfolio Manager
for the British Columbia Liquor Distribution
Branch (BCLDB), where she is responsible
for the European wine selections in
BC Liquor
Stores.  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 and the Decanter
World Wine Awards in London. She is a
regular contributor to  
Taste Magazine and is
a bi-weekly columnist on CBC Radio One’s
On The Coast’.
Iain Philip AIWS

Iain Philip is the Senior Wine Instructor at the
Art Institute in Vancouver where he teaches
levels 2, 3 and 4 of the
Wine and Spirit
Education Trust (WSET) programs. In the
course of a year, Iain teaches over 200 students
that range from consumers to importers and
retail buyers.  Iain achieved the  WSET diploma
in 2001 and regularly consults for companies
wanting to incorporate the WSET curriculum into
their staff training.  In addition to formal
training, Iain also does seminars and tastings
for private and corporate clients outside the
wine industry.