World-Renowned Judges (2017)
ANNE POPOFF (ON Canada)
Sommelier; DipWSET, Wine Marketing Consultant
Anne is a past president of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers in Ontario (CAPS), a Certified Sommelier, and holds Level 4 (Diploma) from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Following an international career in Investment Banking and Microfinance, Anne switched to her real passion which is all things vinous and gastronomic. To that effect, she formalized her wine education and worked for many years with SOPEXA Canada, the French wine marketing and communication agency, in Toronto. Today, Anne specializes in wine-related projects and event management, wine education, international judging, corporate and private wine tastings/seminars/sommelier events and translation of wine and food related material (Eng/Fr and Fr/Eng). She also supplies quality wines to restaurants for The Case for Wine, a renowned agency in Toronto. Anne was born in Paris, France and has lived in France, the United States, Belgium, Russia and Canada. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.