Matt Browman 2002


Matt’s vinous obsession began in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1997 when he accepted a beverage managing position for which he was sorely unqualified. He jumped on the education train and did his ISG (then called CSG) Diploma in Niagara Falls in 2000, completed the WSET Diploma with IWEG in 2002 and in the same year earned the Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers in Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK.

Still working towards the Master Sommelier Diploma, he moved to Calgary, Alberta where he has since opened his own boutique retail store (Vinestone Wine Co.).

Matt also opened and instructs WSET courses in Calgary under the auspices of Fine Vintage Ltd. (2006-2009), and operates his own consulting business ( He has been interviewed on CBC radio, featured in local publications, and writes regular columns, both locally and internationally.

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