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Enrichment Trip Blog

  • Rudd Round Table 2020

    January • 27 • 2020

    “Tomorrow, we’re going to break your brains open,”…

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  • Rudd Round Table 2020

    January • 25 • 2020

    Being surrounded by so much talent was inspiring, and I left feeling empowered and excited to be on this next stage of my journey…

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  • Brooks Harvest Internship 2019

    November • 30 • 2019

    6 A.M.: Your alarm goes off. It feels like you just went to sleep 15 minutes ago, and if you’re lucky…

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  • Somm Camp 2019

    November • 17 • 2019

    Getting off of the bus in Frog’s Leap’s Rutherford vineyard was like stepping into an alternate world full of the buzz of nature’s liveliness…

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  • Somm Camp 2019

    November • 17 • 2019

    The onset of this epiphany happened almost immediately during a visit to the prestigious area of Pritchard Hill…

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  • Lodi Harvest Trip 2019

    September • 8 • 2019

    The wines made from the region’s old and gnarled vines are still huge, but there’s an underlying elegance and maturity at their core…

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  • Oregon Pinot Camp 2019

    June • 22 • 2019

    The goal of SommFoundation is to enrich our worlds as sommeliers, and this particular scholarship to Oregon Pinot Camp did that and more for me…

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  • Auction Napa Valley 2019

    June • 1 • 2019

    When I read about the opportunity to volunteer at the Auction Napa Valley through SommFoundation, I immediately applied.

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  • Brooks Harvest Internship 2018

    November • 15 • 2018

    Jessika Chavez writes about the two months she spent as an intern at Brooks, helping to process over 300 tons of fruit from Willamette Valley:

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  • Vinho Verde 2018

    September • 8 • 2018

    The wine of Vinho Verde is much like the people of the region: approachable and fun with a crisp, refreshing edge…

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  • Italia del Vino 2017

    October • 30 • 2017

    SommFoundation’s James Lechner takes us on his week-long journey through many of Italy’s great wine regions:

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  • Santorini, Greece 2017

    June • 29 • 2017

    Julia Dixon travels to Greece, exploring one of the ancient birthplaces of wine:

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