Dec. 082017

Pier-Alexis Soulière

Pier-Alexis has dedicated the past 12 years of his career providing world class wine service and enhancing guest experience in some of the most demanding environments. The journey started in Montréal and brought him to excel in 3 different continents, from London to Sydney to New York City and recently California. He has been working in some of the most prestigious Michelin stars establishments, such as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Modern, and Manresa Restaurant.

In 2014, he won the World Young Sommelier of the Year competition held in Copenhagen. A competition where participants from 15 different countries must present their skills and “savoir faire” under highly competitive, intense and grueling testing conditions.

In 2016, he became one of very few to earn the Master Sommelier title before the age of 30, a title held by a total of 5 individuals in Canada, only 2 in the province of Québec, and 266 worldwide. The Master Sommelier Diploma is one of the most difficult certifications to obtain in the world of wine. In order to obtain the Master Sommelier title, successful candidates must exemplify blind tasting skills, extensive wine knowledge, and outstanding abilities in service and beverage management.

In 2017, Pier-Alexis was named Québec’s Best Sommelier by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and one year later he won Best Sommelier of the Americas by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale amongst 20 participants from 10 countries. In 2019, he represented the Americas at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition held in Belgium and reached the World top 10.

Since then, he has founded his company and offers in particular consulting services in restaurants and hotels, organization of events and tasting, wine cellar management as well as training & education.

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