Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner has joined the food and beverage team at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto.
Wallner, one of only three Canadian Master Sommeliers in the world, has received numerous industry awards. He will be focusing his energy on helping the hotel’s guests explore the first-rate wines on offer at Stock Restaurant Bar & Lounge and Suits Lobby Lounge. With Wallner on board, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is the only hotel in Canada to have a floor working Master Sommelier.
“Helping wine enthusiasts to uncover the endless delights available from wine has always been my top priority and I look forward to assisting guests of Trump Toronto in reaching their wine goals,” said Wallner. “It is my adamant belief that the Sommelier’s role is to act as the direct connection between the consumer and the wine producer and Stock and Suits offer some of the best options available in Canada,” he continued.
Wallner was certified Master Sommelier in November 2009. He earned the title of Ontario’s Best Sommelier on April 22, 2012, after competing against the province’s top wine professionals. His CV includes being the first Chef Sommelier to serve the Palazzo Versace Australia and being the first Sommelier from outside of France to serve at the UK’s Hotel du Vin. He has also helped to establish the Canadian wine service industry as one of the best in the world by serving as captain of Team Canada in international competitions where the country has taken top awards.