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 British Columbia's 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.

Services & Press


Wine program design and execution
Staff training
Winery brand and sales consultation
Private tastings
Media representation
Freelance writing and editing


Daily Hive: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Archive Magazine: Issue 05 06 07 08 09

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