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CAPITAL WINE

A high-reaching boutique wine consultancy based out of Ottawa, Ontario.

ANDREW RASTAPKEVICIUS

Andrew is in his tenth year with Lifford Wine & Spirits representing one of Canada’s finest portfolios to Eastern Ontario. As a wine agent, Andrew’s days are spent shaping restaurant wine lists with Ottawa’s sommeliers, helping private clients fill their cellars, as well as hosting wine tastings, dinners, and wine education sessions with his unpretentious approach to wine tasting. Andrew is certified by WSET, is a weekend warrior at Norman Hardie Winery in Prince Edward County, and was recognized in The Globe and Mail as one of The OHI's Top 30 Under 30 for 2014 for his work in the wine industry.

He couldn't ask for a better job, and he couldn’t ask for a better city – Ottawa’s restaurant scene is bursting with innovative food, serious wine lists, and fantastic people behind their delivery. Established in 2010, this blog is an effort to promote the dynamic wine scene in our nation’s capital and beyond. Expect news on events, photo essays, and profiles that go behind the scenes in the wine industry, introducing you to the city's best restaurants and those who make the world's best wines. This is wine appreciation in the great white north!

For sommelier services, cellar consultations, or product requests, please see Services page.

You can follow Andrew on Instagram @Andrew.Rasta

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