Wine Firsts, Premieres and original contributions:
1 = 7+2
Richard Sagala is (the):
1- First (& only) Bordeaux Wine MBA in Québec (October 2011)
2- First (& only) WSET Certified Educator in Québec (February 2012)
3- First english teacher for « Les Connaisseurs » SAQ wine courses (November 2011)
4- First teacher of the new SAQ wine course « Les Terroirs d’Italie » (March 2012)
5- First (& only) French Lifestyle/ Art de Vivre combined (Vin & Étiquette) Columnist in Québec (June 2008)
6- Québec First (& only) certified Butler from The International Butler Academy (The Netherlands, November 2001)
7- First (& only) Canadian certified from the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars School of Instruction (UK, September 2001)
Original Contributions/ Contributions Originales:
-The first Richard Sagala In Vino Veritas wine club becomes operational in Québec (April 2012).
– Richard Sagala was the first invited Canadian Argentine Tango dance teacher by the Beijing Tango Club and organised the first Wine and Tango special dance/tasting event for the Beijing Wine Club (Beijing, China, Summer of 2006).
(And while we are talking about firsts, perhaps it should be mentioned that Richard Sagala received a « Premier Prix » (First Prize) from the Quebec Conservatory of Music in…. well, many years ago).
3= 3 (soon to be 4)
At the moment, UK, France and Canada are the 3 countries from which Richard Sagala got wine diplomas and certifications. (This list should be augmented by a fourth one in May 2012…).