Earls welcomes new Sommelier David Stansfield

Photo by Glasfurd & Walker

Photo by Glasfurd & Walker

This month, Earls introduces a new face to their team, acclaimed wine writer, educator, and sommelier David Stansfield (Sunday School, Vancouver Urban Winery, Tap & Barrel), to help Earls’ guests discover their own wine style.

“Choosing wine is tough,” David says. “And that’s too bad because wine is fun. Finding a familiar favourite, or something new and exciting, should be just as fun as drinking it.”

The first taste of Earls’ new wine program comes through Earls Rebel and Icon promotion from Wednesday, October 11 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The promotion presents iconic wines of the world alongside up-and-coming modern wines as a way of showcasing the best of the old school and the new.

“Like the world of wine,” David remarks, “Earls is evolving. Our wine program is a part of that evolution. To our line-up of classic wines, we’re adding exciting new options – maybe your new favourite wine. As always, we continue to offer incredible value for wine lovers of all styles.”

David will oversee the wine program at each Earls location, tailoring the offering to suit the guests, community, and season.

Try the Rebel and Icon promotion at any Earls location in BC from October 11 to November 7, 2017.

David Stansfield is an acclaimed wine writer, educator and sommelier with 20 years industry experience. He joined the Earls team in February 2017 and is responsible for the restaurant group's wine programs in Canada and the US - redefining how Earls guests think about wine. Best known for his work at Vancouver Urban Winery, David is also the founder and co-host of the wildly popular wine tasting Sunday School. 

Founded in 1982 in Edmonton, Canada, Earls has since grown to become one of the most successful, family-owned independent restaurant groups in North America with 66 locations across Canada and the US. Earls appointed Sommelier David Stansfield in February 2017 to revitalize the wine program, introducing a tailored collection of globally sourced wines, including up and coming modern wineries alongside iconic international producers at every location. Offering a diverse, globally inspired menu in a casually sophisticated setting, Earls provides an authentic hospitality experience making its guests feel right at home for any occasion.