About SommCon®

SommCon® is a leading conference and exposition for sommelier-level education and training of wine professionals and serious enthusiasts.

The conference brings together industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine. SommCon’s® education is built by Sommeliers for trade professionals and serious enthusiasts who have a passion for wine and spirits and an unyielding quest for knowledge. Attendees learn and taste their way through keynote sessions and educational classes, complete with a trade-only tasting and expo.

Who Attends

SommCon® is an industry educational summit for those on their way to the prestigious and varied designation levels of sommelier or certified wine specialist, front-of-house staff looking to broaden their professional know-how, or self professed vinofiles with an amateur obsession. You should attend SommCon® if you are a Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Sommelier, Sommelier Candidate, WSET Certificate Holder / Candidate, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Spirits, Beverage Director, Wine & Spirit Educator, Educational Institution, Wine Sales Professional, Winemaker, Winery Staff, Front-of-House Restaurant Staff, Chef, Wine & Spirit Retailers, Wine Writers and Journalists, Serious Wine Enthusiast.

Team SommCon®

Every aspect of SommCon® is highly vetted by our leadership team consisting of Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Hoteliers, Wine Educators, Distributors, and more. This means that the education we offer to you has been passed through the scrutiny of those who walk in your shoes.

Geralyn Brostrom

Italian Wine Central | Certified Wine Educator | Italian Wine Professional

Meridith May

Publisher/Editorial Director, THE TASTING PANEL / The SOMM Journal / The Clever Root

J.M. Woody van Horn

Certified Sommelier, Certified Wine Professional, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Spirits