Blind Taste with the Masters

Seminar Description

Nationally acclaimed Master Sommeliers will put their blind tasting skills to the test in this head-to-head challenge pitting the nation’s top sommeliers against the industry’s most promising rising stars. Journey with each Sommelier as they take you through an exciting tasting experience of six wines as you try to establish each wine’s varietal, region and vintage utilizing classic techniques involving sight, smell and taste. Find out what the professionals look for and learn how to identify different varietals and styles of wine following the Master Sommelier technique of wine identification. The blind tasting is conducted in the Court of Master Sommeliers’ tasting format.


Jay Youmans, Master of Wine
Geoff Labitzke, Master of Wine
Mary Gorman, Master of Wine
Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine

Event Info:

  • Tuesday, July 24
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • The Westin Georgetown
  • Trade Only; Advanced Wine Knowledge Required