Blind Taste with the Masters

Blind Taste with the Masters

Event Info:

  • Friday, November 18
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • Advanced Knowledge
  • Trade and Enthusiasts

Session Description

Join world-renowned Masters of Wine as they battle it out in the ultimate Blind Tasting Challenge. Nationally acclaimed Masters of Wine will put their blind tasting skills to the test in this head-to-head challenge. Journey with each MW as they take you through an exciting tasting experience of six wines as you try to establish each wine’s variety, region, method of production and quality utilizing classic techniques involving sight, smell and taste. Find out what the professionals look for and learn how to identify different varieties and regions following the Master of Wine technique of wine identification. Improve your ability to assess wine based on texture, winemaking techniques and style-learning how the MW format differs from the grid based approach.

Open to Members of the Trade and Enthusiasts


Joe Spellman
Joseph Spellman
Master Sommelier | Justin Vineyards and Winery


Amy Christine
Amy Christine
Master of Wine | Owner, Black Sheep Wines
Mary Gorman
Mary Gorman-McAdams
Master of Wine | Bordeaux Wine Council
Geoff Labitzke
Geoff Labitzke
Master of Wine | Director of Sales & Marketing, Kistler