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A FOUR-DAY EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR WINE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND SERIOUS ENTHUSIASTS. This Year at SommCon ™ : Cicerone Certifications plus WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 1 Award in Wine, offered by Neptune School of Wine Three Days of Educational Sessions Networking and Career Development Winemaker Luncheon Hosted by Napa Valley Vintners SommCon Trade Tasting Roundtable Discussions Hosted Tasting Breaks Young Leaders Summit Master Class Chardonnay & White Burgundy MW Geoff Labitzke, Director of Sales & Marketing, Kistler Vineyards, and Bernard Retornaz, President of Louis Latour SommCon™ features more than 50 sessions, keynotes and roundtables led by prominent leaders and tastemakers: Scholarships are available to cover your Conference Registration. APPLY ONLINE! Are You A Wine Pro Under 30? ™ J O I N T H E C H AT Registration and Details at Solutions-based Technology to Drive Beverage Profits Moderated by The Somm Journal Media Sponsors: Tasting Sponsors: Education: As offered by Neptune School of Wine SOMM'S LIST P R E S E N T A T I O N I S E V E R Y T H I N G S O M M S L I S T.C O M Brunello di Montalcino: A Master's Perspective MS Fred Dame and Cristina Mariani-May, Family Proprietor, Castello Banfi Wine Faults Workshop: Yeast, Bacterial and Sulfur Defects in Wine MW Amy Christine of Black Sheep Finds and MW Patrick Farrell, CEO, Innovative Technologies Inc. Napa Valley "Connect the Rocks" Panel Discussion & Tasting Highland's Pinot Noir: Vintage to Vintage Excellence Panel Discussion & Tasting Establish Your Own Import Business Damon Goldstein, Owner, Truly Fine Wines Expressing Regionality - Unique Terroir & How it Affects Wine Styles Eric Hemer, MS, MW, Senior Vice President, Director of Wine Education at Southern Wine and Spirits of America. Gaja: 90 Minute History John D. Rielly, Fine Wine Development Manager - West, Terlato Wines International Cork Stoppers - From TCA to Oxygen Transmission Dr. Paulo Lopes, Oenologist, Research & Development, Amorim Cork Portugal Date A Master! Speed Round Blind Tasting Hosted by Attending MS's and MW's Master Class Rioja Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman, National Accounts Director, Justin and Landmark Wines *Sessions, schedules and presenters are subject to change without notice And dozens more! with industry leaders such as MS Eric Entrikin, MW Mary Gorman, Georg Riedel, MS David Glancy and more!

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