The Original Bordeaux: Graves-Sauternes Webinar and Essay Scholarship Contest

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    The SOMM Journal


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Join us on July 20th at 10am Pacific/1:00pm Eastern as Jesse Becker, Master Sommelier and Bordeaux Accredited Educator, takes us on a journey through these appellations, with tips on training your staff and engaging consumers.

The appellations of Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac are a region of their own within Bordeaux. At the origins of Bordeaux, the wines from Graves-Sauternes trace the left bank of the Garonne River and are world renowned as a benchmark for noble red varieties, aromatic wines, and the original botrytis sweet wines. The curiosity and innovation of today’s family winemakers has much to offer modern palates, while respecting the region’s heritage. Presented by The SOMM Journal, this webinar will explore the diversity and range of Graves-Sauternes styles as well as the people behind the wines and the latest trends.

At the conclusion of the webinar, an essay prompt will be sent to all attendees. The top two essay authors will be awarded a $500 scholarship.


Essay Scholarship contest and eligibility:

  • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded for the best essays
  • Scholarship awards are available to qualified beverage professionals only -you must currently be working in the food and beverage industry. Employment may be verified.
  • Attendance at the webinar will be verified.
  • Essay competitions will be scored by SommFoundation
  • Essay prompt will be sent out within 48 hours of the webinar, with a submission deadline of July 31st
  • Awards will be announced by August 12th.