The SOMM Journal—in association with National Geographic and SommCon—brings an unparalleled opportunity for trade and consumers alike to participate in a global exploration of wine with a deep dive into distinctive terroirs and the folks committed to their craft. Meet passionate winemakers, listen to their unique stories and sample their wine through this exclusive virtual series titled Geographical Digest. We invite you to join us on this expert led global wine exploration, without a passport.
Geographical Digest, a one-of-a-kind webinar, is FREE. The events are hosted virtually by winemakers from across the globe and are broadcast live. Each event will also be available on demand soon afterward.
The launch of the highly anticipated New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by National Geographic Books was the catalyst for the innovative approach and synergies among industry leaders in their categories. For the first time since 2011, National Geographic Books has fully updated The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, the comprehensive guide for enophiles now in its sixth edition. This essential reference—long used as the go-to text for the prestigious Master Sommelier examination—is the most comprehensive guide to the world of wine, featuring authoritative information on related history, culture, geography, and more.
The monthly series will begin September 24th, with Unique Regions of the World, followed by October 22: Domestic Bliss - California, Oregon & Washington; November 1: Champagne or Bordeaux - Choose your Passion; December 16: The Southern Hemisphere - From Down Under to the Top of the Andes; January: An Exploration of Renowned Single Vineyards; January 21: An Exploration of Renowned Single Vineyards; February 18: Technique or Terroir - Is It Production or Nature That Make These Wines Great?; March 18: Italy - North to South; April 22: Luxury from Remarkable Sites; May 20: A World of Bordeaux Blends; June 24: Western Europe. The virtual tastings will be held at 9AM PST on the respective dates, and available on demand, at no cost.
•National Geographic’s custom regional maps will be featured
•Access is free to trade professionals and consumers
•Each session will last approximately 90 minutes
•Over 13 hours of exploration & education
•Over 70 interviews with artisan winemakers
•Watch live or recorded on your schedule