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2017 SOMM Summit ~ International Wines & Spirits Symposium

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South Seattle College Campus

6000 16th Avenue Southwest

Seattle, WA 98106

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SOMM SUMMIT is an international wine and spirits symposium offering educational presentations and tastings to wine and spirits enthusiasts, sommeliers, wine sales and hospitality professionals. This three-day conference features seminars, networking, tastings and discussions led by prominent professionals, master sommeliers, masters of wine, enology and viticulture professionals, artisan distillers and craft brewers..


Sunday ~ July 9 Program

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 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 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 Program

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


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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

YES. Must be 21 years of age with Valid ID to participate, Must have Valid ID at Check-In. Or be a student enrolled in the SSC Culinary, Hospitality and Wine programs.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

SOMM Summit Shuttle Service will be available at Hyatt House Hotel, Maxwell Hotel and The Grove West Seattle. South Seattle College Campus offers parking. Seattle Metro Bus transit schedules are available here: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx


What can I bring into the event?

We suggest you eat a solid breakfast as we only offer light snacksand refreshments twice daily. The Attendee Trade Tasting Reception will feature hosted heavy hors d'oeuvres and some substantial menu items. No Children, Infants, Animals, Perfume, Cologne or Weapons Please.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an e-mail: SOMM@SOMMSummit.com

What's the refund policy?

Full Refunds are Available until May 1. 50% refunds are available until June 1. 25% Refunds are available until July 1. No refunds after July 1.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please Bring Your Registration Receipt and Valid ID for age 21 years and older verification.

Can I update my registration information?

For Registration Updates Please send an e-mail: SOMM@SOMMSummit.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

For Registration Transfer Requests Please send an e-mail: SOMM@SOMMSummit.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

For Registration Transfer Requests Please send an e-mail: SOMM@SOMMSummit.com

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