Somm of the Year Award

Sometimes, the greatest accolade received as a professional, is recognition among your peers, as this group tends to have the most discriminating and critical eye. They hold their contemporaries to the highest standards and praise comes when deserved, and only then.

Who Qualifies

Nominations will begin August 1 for the first in an annual recognition program to identify and celebrate a wine and beverage professional who embodies the professional and personal attributes of today’s leading sommeliers.

Think you have someone in mind? Your nominee should:
  • Support the development of other industry colleagues in their local wine community
  • Have a developing and demonstrated interest in supporting emerging wine regions, wineries, and varietals
  • Participate in a wine certification organization
  • Be passionate in the promotion of the craft in the industry. Believing that selling and opening wine is more than a skill, it is a talent.
  • Display mentorship in the wine community
All nominations will be accepted and reviewed by the SommCon advisory board. One Somm of the Year will be selected and honored at SommCon in San Diego on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Important Dates:

  • Nominations Begin: August 1
  • Nomination Submission Deadline: Sept 25
  • Announcement of Somm of the Year: Oct 19
  • SommCon 2017 in San Diego: Nov 16

2017 Somm of the Year Nomination