Wednesday, November 15

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshops
Discovering Italian Wine Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Certifications
Rioja DOCa Master Certification
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Certifications
WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 1 Award in Sake
Certified Cicerone Exam
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar
The Margins of Pinot and Chardonnay - Where to Find the Hidden Gems (Included in Full Conference Pass) SOLD OUT

Thursday, November 16

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Seminars
An Overview of Oxidation / Reduction Chemistry in Wines Beyond Bubbles: Exploring the Hidden Nooks and Crannies of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Credentials and Your Career How the Country's Best Wine Directors Run Their Programs Additional Seminar Coming Soon Additional Seminar Coming Soon
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tasting Break
Discussion Group
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Seminars
Wine and Music: Mysterious Resonances Explored Champagne - A Blind Comparison Understanding and Comparing Recent Bordeaux Vintages – 2010, 2012 and 2014 Additional Seminar Coming Soon Icons of Oregon The Wonderful World of Washington State Wine
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Welcome Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Seminars
Blind Taste with the Masters (MS) A Global Look at Chardonnay - Terroirs and Winemaking Style It's Good to be the King! Vino Nobile aka NOBILE! Central Europe - Exploring Wines of Hungary, Romania, Croatia Classic & Cool: Yarra Valley Up Close Discover the Versatility of Moscato d'Asti
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Tasting Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Seminars
A Comprehensive Exploration of Premium Saké A Close Look at Agave & Terroir: The Wine of Mexico The History of Wine: Pangaea to Pasteur Competing in Sommelier Competitions The Rise of the California Underdog – An In-Depth Exploration of Southern California Wine Country Mastering the Language of Languedoc

Friday, November 17

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Seminars
Biodynamic and Natural Wines of Spain Build Your Own Personal Brand A Succinct Tour of Iconic Wines from the Rhone Valley and Provence How the Changing Environment is Shaping a New Wine Industry Expanding the 4 P's of Wine Marketing to the 4 E's of the Experience Economy The History of Germany's VDP
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tasting Break
Discussion Group
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Seminars
The New Classics of Paso Robles The Value of Single-Blind Tasting in Identifying Grape Variety and Region Finding Closure: Positive Effects of Natural Cork on Fine Wine Nebbiolo - From Roero to Barolo and More Discover the Wines of Beaujolais Fashioned in the Clay
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Seminars
Blind Taste with the Masters (MW) Rías Baixas Albariño: A World Class White Wine Mountain Wines of California Discovering Wines of Lake County Gamay: Connecting Oregon and Beaujolais The Ultra-Coastal Qualities of SLO Wine Country
3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Trade Tasting at SommCon
Trade Only | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Trade Members and Wine Enthusiasts | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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