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2017 SOMM Summit ~ International Wine & Spirits Symposium ~ Seattle, WA

July 9, 2017 (Sun) - July 11, 2017 (Tue) from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

South Seattle College Campus
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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Cost: $65 - $295

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Wine     Spirits     Networking     Educational    
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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.

Sunday ~ July 9                                             Program                                 Working May 9, 2017

10:00am          Coffee, Pastry & Registration

10:45am          Brockey Center Assembly:  A Taste of Time ~ The Birth of WA State Terroir

Take a cataclysmic journey through time with Dr. Kevin Pogue, Professor of Geology at Walla Walla’s Whitman College and taste the sense of vintage and place with Walla Walla’s College Cellars Director of Winemaking and Instructor of Enology Tim Donahue.

12:30pm          Refresh & Network  A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.

1:15pm            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.

1:15pm            Quilceda Creek Vintners Retrospective ~ John Ware, General Manager

1:15pm            The SOMM Journal Presents…Coastal California Wine

1:15pm            A Tasting Tour with Wines of British Columbia

1:15pm            Sites and Soils of Pine Ridge Vineyards ~ Est.1978 Stags Leap District, Napa

1:15pm            Woodinville Wine Country ~ AVAs of Washington Wine

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            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.

 

3:15pm            Quilceda Creek Vintners Retrospective ~ John Ware, General Manager

3:15pm            The SOMM Journal Presents…It’s Not About the Fruit

3:15pm            Eight Decades of Port with Sogevinus Fine Wines

3:15pm            Blue Skies, White Sands, Red Wines ~ The Exotic Grape of Naoussa, Greece

3:15pm            Woodinville Wine Country ~ AVAs of Washington Wine

4:30pm            Brockey Center Assembly:  WA Syrah…The New Northern Rhone?

Master of Wine Joel Butler leads a tour and tasting of the “Grand Crus” of Washington State Syrah through the wines of:  Amavi, Avennia, Betz Family, Gramercy Cellars, Rotie Cellars, Saviah Cellars.

6:00pm           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.

8p-10pm    Shuttle Service to Somm Summit Hotels:  The Grove, Hyatt House, Maxwell

Monday ~ July 10                                          Program                                                                    

10:00am          Coffee, Pastry & Registration

10:45am          Brockey Center Assembly:  Sparkling Wines of South Africa

Join Wines of South Africa US Education Ambassador Jim Clarke for a tasting and discussion of the finest sparkling wines in the world.

12:30pm          Refresh & Network A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.

1:15pm            Classroomsfeature 8-10 pre-poured and proofed samples in Riedel glass, with a template, agenda, power-point projector & screen and panel of 4 + Moderator.

1:15pm          Beers of the World ~ Charles Finkel, Pike Brewery

1:15pm           Water of Life: Bourbon, Whisky and Rye with Bull Run Distillery

1:15pm            Seven Hills Winery ~ Decades of Excellence

1:15pm            Diamonds from South Africa ~ Jim Clarke, WOSA

1:15pm             Médoc Wines: an Exploration through Vintages and Crus Categories

Join Bordeaux expert Wendy Narby with a tour of the AOC wines of Médoc through a tasting comparing vintages and Crus categories.

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            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.

3:15pm           Beers of the World ~ Charles Finkel, Pike Brewery

3:15pm            Napa Elevations Valley to Sky ~ David Glancy, MS

3:15pm            Seven Hills Winery ~ Decades of Excellence

3:15pm            Diamonds from South Africa ~ Jim Clarke, WOSA

3:15pm             Médoc Wines: an Exploration through Vintages and Crus Categories

Join Bordeaux expert Wendy Narby with a tour of the AOC wines of Médoc through a tasting comparing vintages and Crus categories.

4:30pm           Assembly:  Médoc Wines: an Exploration through Vintages and Crus Categories

Join Bordeaux expert Wendy Narby with a tour of the AOC wines of Médoc through a tasting comparing vintages and Crus categories.

6:00pm           Trade Tasting Reception ~ Food, Wine, Beer, Cider and Spirits

Relax in the warm summer twilight of Seattle during this 3-hour walk-around tasting social for attendees, guests and patrons featuring pours from SOMM Summit presenters and partners.

8p-10pm    Shuttle Service to Somm Summit Hotels:  The Grove, Hyatt House, Maxwell

Tuesday ~ July 11                                         

9:00am                        Coffee, Pastry & Registration

10:00am          Brockey Center Assembly:  Lustau Master Class ~ Sherry Ambassador Certification Course The debut of Bodega Lustau’s Sherry Ambassador Certification Course, the first and only USA Sherry Ambassador program approved by the Regulatory Council of Jerez.  The course is led by expert Lucas Paya, Spain’s renowned Sommelier and Consultant.

12:45pm          Refresh & Network A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, refresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.

1:30pm            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.

1:30pm          Touriga and Terroir:  Dow’s Port Component Tasting Seminar

1:30pm           Winebid.com Presents ~ The Art of Collecting and a Rare Wine Experience

1:30pm           Three Centuries of Cognac ~ The House of Rémy Martin

1:30pm            A Tasting Tour with New Zealand Wine Growers

1:30pm            Rioja Rising ~ Alta to Baja with CVNE and Vina Herminia

3:00pm           Trade Tasting Reception ~ Closing Ceremonies & Scholarship Award

Relax in the warm summer twilight of Seattle during this 3-hour walk-around tasting social for attendees, guests and patrons featuring pours from SOMM Summit presenters and partners.

4:00-6:30pm    Shuttle Service to Somm Summit Hotels:  The Grove, Hyatt House, Maxwell

Tuesday ~ July 11                                          Off-Campus Activities ~ TBA                   

6:00pm                        Woodinville Wine Dinner ~ Motor Coach, Wine Tasting, Tour & Dinner

6:00pm                        The Estates Tasting Room ~ Pioneer Square

Wednesday ~ July 12                                    Off-Campus Activities ~ TBA                   

9:00am                        SODO Wine Tour / Westland Distillery Tour

Visit Event Website: www.SommSummit.com