Richard Sagala


Sommelier in charge of the Orford Music investment wine cellar, President of the Accredited Sommelier Association of Canada, Richard Sagala is a Vinitaly Ambassador and international wine judge. Richard is a Kedge Bordeaux Business School alumni (Wine MBA) and is the owner of the International Montreal Butler Academy (IMBA) and École In Vino Veritas (ÉIVV) .

Richard Sagala created the International Montreal Butler Academy in 2016 around a proprietary fine wines cellar management concept. Holder of ten different wine related diplomas and certifications, Richard created in 2012 École In Vino Veritas,the only private Wine and Spirit Education Trust accredited centre in Québec and the only fully bilingual wine business school in Canada operating at graduate level. On a dozen occasions École In Vino Veritas academic research has been presented around the world and caught the attention of the American Association of Wine Economists who distinguished two of its papers. Learn more about Richard in the 2018 Forbes article.