First certified butler in Montréal, Canada, trained in the Netherlands, the UK, France, Italy and Austria, Richard Sagala got his butler diploma in 2001 plus a Chauffeur certification from the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars School of Instruction.
Richard Sagala Wine MBA is the owner and founder of the International Montreal Butler Academy (IMBA) and École In Vino Veritas (ÉIVV) a WSET accredited wine business school with a track record of a dozen business research presentations around the world; link to Richard's Wine Journey
Gérard Basset MW, MS, MSc., IMBA Chair of the Wine Cellar Management Program
Best Sommelier in the World (2010), Gerard Basset is the Chair of our Cellar Management Program. To create a World-class, unique IMBA Wine Cellar Management Program and IMBA Center of Excellence in Wine Education and Cellar Management requires a special talent.
Gérard Basset OBE is currently the only person in the world to be simultaneously a Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Wine MBA and OIV MSc.