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Seattle Wine Summit
SOMM SUMMIT is an educational symposium designed for wine & spirits enthusiasts, sommeliers, wine sales and hospitality professionals with an emphasis on international wine, craft beer, artisanal spirits, enology and viticulture. This three-day conference features educational seminars, wine-beer-spirits tastings and discussions led by prominent master sommeliers, masters of wine, and professors of enology and viticulture, brewers and distillers.
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Saturday 9:00am – 9:30pm Symposium
WHERE: South Seattle College Campus – 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
HOW: On-Line Registration: July 21, 2018 – August 24, 2018
HOTEL: The Grove West Seattle – 3512 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126
WHO: (2017) Educators: Local and National Accredited Wine Professionals:
Joel Butler Master of Wine Jim Clarke Wines of South Africa
Tim Donahue WWCC College Cellars David Glancy Master Sommelier
Dr. Kevin Pogue Prof. of Geology Chris Miller Master Sommelier
WHY: SOMM SUMMIT is recognized as a WA Non-profit Corporation and a 501 C3 tax-exempt organization by the IRS. This intensive education and tasting curriculum focuses on local, national and international wine, spirits, cider and beer. SOMM Summit provides brand visibility, direct-to-trade communication and leadership interaction with enthusiasts, service and industry professionals.
AUDIENCE: A target of 200 local, regional, national and international of wine & spirits enthusiasts, sommeliers and wine professionals seeking to further enhance their education and tasting experience.
CONTACT: Christopher Chan ~ Executive Director / Chris@SommSummit.com
1733 45th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 / Cell: (206) 853-4677
Saturday ~ August 25 Program DRAFT
9:00am Coffee, Pastry & Registration
9:30am Brockey Center Assembly: The Vines & Wines of Grenache & Garnacha
A tasting and discussion of the wines and region where Grenache and Garnacha reign supreme!
11:00am Refresh & Network A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.
11:30am Classrooms feature 8-10 pre-poured and proofed samples in Riedel glass, with a template, agenda, power-point projector & screen and panel of 4 + Moderator.
11:30am Samurai of Sake: Toshio Ueno, Sake Master
11:30am Wines of South Africa with Jim Clarke
11:30am Remy Martin Presents the History of Cognac
11:30am Diving into the Depths of Grenache & Garnacha
11:30am Burgundy Master Class with Tanya Morningstar Darling
12:15pm Refresh & Network A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.
1:00pm Brockey Center Assembly: South Africa Wines & Regions
Join Wines of South Africa US Education Ambassador Jim Clarke for a tasting and discussion of the wines and region of South Africa.
2:45pm Refresh & Network A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.
3:15pm Samurai of Sake: Toshio Ueno, Sake Master
3:15pm Wines of South Africa with Jim Clarke
3:15pm Woodinville Wine Country ~ Washington State Retrospective
3:15pm Diving into the Depths of Grenache & Garnacha
3:15pm Burgundy Master Class with Tanya Morningstar Darling
5:00pm Trade Tasting Reception ~ Food, Wine, Beer, Cider, Spirits
Network and taste during this 3-hour walk-around social for attendees, guests and patrons featuring pours from SOMM Summit presenters and partners in the warm summer twilight of Seattle.
6:00pm Public Tasting Reception
9- 10:00pm Shuttle Service to Somm Summit Hotel: The Grove
10:00pm After Hours at The Grove