David Stansfield knows about wine.
It's his job.

David Stansfield knows about wine.
It's his job.

David began his career in wine as a teenage cellar hand. He’s worked in all facets of the industry – from cellar to sales to service. He now works as a consulting sommelier, wine educator, writer, and occasional cellar hand.

He also drinks beer.


Earls Restaurants

Corporate Sommelier for North America's leading casual fine dining restaurant group.

Tap & Barrel Brands

Wine Director for Canada’s largest wine-on-tap program and Best BC Wine List.

Vancouver Urban Winery

Head Guy in charge of wine for YVR’s coolest winery.

White Spot

Wine (and beer) education for a west coast icon.

BC Wine Institute

Repping the BC wine industry to both consumers and trade.

Belgard Kitchen

Somm stuff for the tasting lounge of the VUW & Postmark Brewing.


Stylish selection of Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese, and local wines.


Chinatown’s smallest wine list at Chinatown’s finest sausage & beer parlour.


Cross-Canada tour of wine (and finance) seminars.

Sunday School

— presented by the Vancouver Urban Winery

Sunday School is a series of super popular and sort of wild wine seminars.
They take place on Sundays. It’s not just a catchy name.

Sunday School Tickets & Info ›


Wine program design/execution

Staff training

Winery brand/sales consultation

Private tastings

Media representation

Freelance writing/editing


Daily Hive  Read 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Archive  Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Western Living  Read


Financial Post  Read

Global News  Watch 1, 2, 3, 4

CTV Noon News  Watch ›

Montecristo Magazine  Read ›

The Georgia Straight  Read ›

Tasting Room Radio  Listen ›


Westender: Best of the City, Sommelier

Georgia Straight: Best BC Wine List

Georgia Straight: Best Wine Bar