SOMM Sessions

  • Deadline

    September 20, 2021, 11:00 AM (Pacific)


  • Sponsors

    Treasury Wine Estates, The Somm Journal, & The Tasting Panel


SOMM Sessions is an educational webinar series, occurring once a month, September-November, 2021 and February-April, 2022. Each session will include a competition for three $500 scholarships and one year’s access to SommFoundation’s SommGeo. For the October and November Sessions, we will randomly select 50 people who sign up in the first 48 hours to receive a bottle of wine. (Registrants must work in the hospitality industry to be eligible.) Competition winners will also be entered to win a trip to Crush Camp 2022, sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates.

The SOMM Sessions will be hosted by Gillian Ballance, MS, Education Manager for Treasury Wine Estates and Lars Leicht, VP of Education for The Somm Journal and The Tasting Panel.

Scholarship Award Eligibility:

  • Must work and reside in the Americas
  • Must attend the session (attendance will be confirmed via Zoom report)
  • Scholarship winners from the previous 2020-2021 sessions are welcome to participate in the webinar and the competition, but will not be eligible to receive awards.

Schedule is as follows (all webinars start at 11am Pacific):

September 20th – Cool and Coastal, 2018 Etude Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir REGISTER HERE

October 18th – Snapshot of Sustainability in Wine Production, 2019 Beringer Luminus Chardonnay

November 8th – 2021 Harvest Discussion Featuring Beaulieu Vineyards, 2018 BV Ruth Reserve

February 7th – A Journey Through the History of CA Wine Production

March 7th – Exploring the Exciting New Vintage of CA Collection Wines

April 4th – In-depth look at Cabernet Sauvignon