Blind Taste with the Masters

Seminar Description

Join world-renowned Master Sommeliers and San Diego’s brightest Somm’s as they battle it out in the ultimate Blind Tasting Challenge. Nationally acclaimed 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.


Joe Spellman, MS


Gillian Ballance, MS
Eric Entrikin, MS
David Glancy, MS, CWE
Larry O'Brien, MS

Event Info:

  • Thursday, November 16
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • Trade Members & Wine Enthusiasts
    Advanced Knowledge