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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 2/24

10:00am          Coffee, Pastry & Registration

11:00am           Assembly (200+ppl):  A Taste of Time ~ The Birth of Washington State TerroiRTake 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.

12:45pm          Refresh & Network (200+ppl) 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 (max. 40ppl)  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            The SOMM Journal Presents…

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

1:15pm            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 (200+ppl) 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(max. 40ppl) 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            The SOMM Journal Presents…

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

3:15pm                        A Taste of Tawny with Sogevinus

3:15pm                        Revisiting an American Tradition ~ Heritage Ciders from PNW

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

4:30pm           Assembly (200+ppl)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 Cellars, Avennia, Betz Family, Rotie Cellars, Saviah Cellars.

6:00pm           Trade Tasting Reception (300+ppl): Food, Wine, Beer, SpiritsNetwork 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

11:00am           Assembly (200+ppl)Sparkling Wines of South AfricaJoin Wines of South Africa US Education Ambassador Jim Clarke for a taste of the finest sparkling wines in the world.

12:45pm          Refresh & Network (200+ppl) A chance to meet and greet fellow attendees, check e-mail, reresh and revitalize with light bites, sips, samples from SOMMSummit sponsors.

1:15pm            Classrooms(max. 40ppl)  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                        Aromatized!  Gin, Genever & Vermut

1:15pm                        Napa Valley Vintners ~ David Glancy, MS

1:15pm                        Seven Hills Winery of Walla Walla, Founded 1988 ~ Casey McClellan

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

1:15pm                        Wines of Medoc ~ Dégustation et Histoire du Vin

2:45pm           Refresh & Network (200+ppl) 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(max. 40ppl)  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                        Water of Life: Bourbon, Whisky and Rye

3:15pm                        Napa Valley Vintners ~ David Glancy, MS

3:15pm                        Seven Hills Winery of Walla Walla, Founded 1988 ~ Casey McClellan

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

3:15pm                        Wines of Medoc ~ Dégustation et Histoire du Vin

4:30pm           Assembly (200+ppl)Wines of Medoc ~ Advanced Seminar & TastingJoin Bordeaux expert Wendy Narby with a tasting and tour of the AOC wines of: Médoc; Haut-Médoc; Margaux; Listrac-Médoc; Moulis-en-Médoc; Saint-Julien; Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe

6:00pm           Trade Tasting Reception (300+ppl): Food, Wine, Beer, Cider and SpiritsRelax 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                                          Program                                                                    

9:00am                        Coffee, Pastry & Registration

10:00am          Assembly (200+ppl): Lustau Master Class ~ Sherry Certification CourseThe 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 (200+ppl) 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 (max. 40ppl)  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                        Port Perfected ~ The Story of Symington Estates

1:30pm                        Winebid.com Presents ~ 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 CVNEand Vina Herminia

3:15pm            Assembly (200+ppl): The Rhone RangersThe Rhone Rangers has approximately 150 winery member wineries ranging in size from a few hundred cases to several hundred thousand cases and come from CA, WA, OR, AZ, MI, NY, VA. We welcome all wineries that make at least one Rhone wine to join.

5:00pm           Trade Tasting Reception (300+ppl): Closing Ceremonies & Scholarship AwardRelax 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.

7:30-8:30pm    Shuttle Service to Somm Summit Hotels:  The Grove, Hyatt House, Maxwell

 

Tuesday ~ July 11                                          Off-Campus Activities ~ TBA                   

6:00pm                        Woodinville Wine Dinner / The Estates Tasting Room Dinner

 

Wednesday ~ July 12                                    Off-Campus Activities ~ TBA                   

9:00am                        SODO Wine Tour / Westland Distillery

 

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