Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A brings are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A brings are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A brings are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A brings are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A brings are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Focused Tasting of Georgian Wines

The Caucasus region is believed to be the origin of Vitis vinifera wine, and there is evidence of a very long and continuous history of winemaking in the country of Georgia.  Join local Georgian wine experts, Erika Frey and Lasha Tsatava, for a focused tasting of wines which represent both Georgian tradition and quality winemaking.  This tasting will serve as a thorough introduction to the major grape varieties and styles of Georgian wines.  Some light Georgian appetizers will be served.

This tasting will take place Monday, July 1, from 6-8:30 pm. It will be at City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly Street, Boston, MA, 02114 .

Please sign up by following the links below to pay. If you’re not sure about your membership status, please email Doug Schulman at douglas.d.schulman@gmail.com.

BSS member cost $15 — https://www.paypal.me/bostonsommelier/15

Non-member cost $25 — https://www.paypal.me/bostonsommelier/25

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

seminar: blind tasting sparkling wines

This seminar will focus on blind tasting sparkling wines. We will discuss the theory involved, including key elements to deducing origin and assessing quality. Tasting will be blind in our standard format, with guidance and commentary from our presenters. This is particularly intended to help WSET Diploma students prepare for their exam, but anyone who is interested is welcome and encouraged to attend, even if not a WSET student.

Sunday, June 2, 5-7:30 pm. Venue TBA. $20pp for BSS members, $35pp for non-members. Please contact Ara (ara@arawine.com) for inquiries about membership status. Payment links will be posted and sent out as the event approaches.

Presented by Erika Frey, Ara Sarkissian, and Doug Schulman.

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.


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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, each participant is asked to bring a typical wine from an assigned category. People are usually split into two groups.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Spanish Wines Seminar with Lauren Daddona & Molly Stapleton
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Spanish Wines Seminar with Lauren Daddona & Molly Stapleton

Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join Advanced Sommelier Lauren Daddona with Molly Stapleton for a partially-blind tasting of 6 wines from Spain with a focus on typical varietals and regional characteristics.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Delfrisco's, 250 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210

$30 admission (to cover the wines) is due in advance with your reservation, payable using this PayPal link https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/30. Limited to 18 people.

Please note: BSS members who are current on their membership dues will receive priority seating over members not current on their dues or non-members.

For information on Boston Sommelier Society memberships please visit the membership page of bostonsommeliersociety.com or reach us at bostonsommeliersociety1@gmail.com with any questions on whether or not you are current on your dues.

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Blind Tasting
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Blind Tasting
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vise versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Red Burgundy Seminar with with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Red Burgundy Seminar with with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

This seminar was offered and February and filled so quickly that we’re offering it again. Some of the wines will be the same as the February seminar.

Join Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE, for a Red Burgundy Seminar discussing and tasting characteristics of wines from different parts of the region and various quality levels. We'll talk about the major villages as well as some of the "lesser" ones. We'll discuss characteristics of recent vintages as well as the impact of terroir and producer.

The cost is $40/person to cover the wines, payable in advance. Email Doug Schulman at douglas.d.schulman@gmail.com to sign-up. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Blind Tasting
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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(FILLED) Red Burgundy Seminar with with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

(FILLED) Red Burgundy Seminar with with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

This seminar is now full.

Join Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE, for a Red Burgundy Seminar discussing and tasting characteristics of wines from different parts of the region and various quality levels. We'll talk about the major villages as well as some of the "lesser" ones. We'll discuss characteristics of recent vintages as well as the impact of terroir and producer.

The cost is $40/person to cover the wines, payable in advance. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Phenolics in winemaking led by Kevin Sass
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Phenolics in winemaking led by Kevin Sass

Join us for a seminar on phenolics in winemaking led by Kevin Sass, the winemaker at Halter Ranch Vineyard in Paso Robles. 6-8pm, location Meritage restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

The cost is $25/person to cover the wines, payable in advance using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/25. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

Phenolic Analysis is changing Winemaking worldwide. From 1st growths to volume brands, to formula wines, phenolic analysis is being used everywhere. Many people are turned off and/or are reluctant to learn about phenolics due to its chemistry based roots. But phenolic analysis is relatively easy to understand. Join Kevin Sass, Winemaker from Halter Ranch, as he walks and tastes us through understanding phenolic analysis and how it is being used and abused in winemaking today.

Kevin Sass, Winemaker

A Southern California native, Winemaker Kevin Sass grew up in Agoura Hills graduating from California State University (Fresno) with a double major in Enology Wine Production and Agricultural Business.

Kevin has been making wine from the grapes at Halter Ranch Vineyard for 17 harvests. After 11 years at Justin Winery, which purchased grapes from the Halter Ranch Estate, he became Winemaker at Halter Ranch in 2011. A new state-of-the-art gravity flow winery and an estate wine-growing program has allowed Sass to showcase the 13 grape varieties planted on the 281-acre west side vineyard. Kevin lives in Templeton with his wife and sons.

“It’s every winemakers dream to have 281-acres of sustainably farmed vineyard at your fingertips. The natural resources here at Halter Ranch are the best I have ever worked with.”

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman

There are very few environments where you can taste varietals horizontally or vertically to help define your perspective on a grape or a region.  Focused tastings are slated for certain tasting dates and are an incredible learning tool. 

Seating is limited to 12. The cost is $20/person to cover the wines, payable in advance using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/20. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Blind Tasting
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed.

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Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman

There are very few environments where you can taste varietals horizontally or vertically to help define your perspective on a grape or a region.  Focused tastings are slated for certain tasting dates and are an incredible learning tool. 

Seating is limited to 12. The cost is $20/person to cover the wines, payable in advance using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/20. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Blind Tasting
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Blind Tasting
Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Seminar with Doug Schulman: Assessing Wine Quality in Blind Tasting
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Seminar with Doug Schulman: Assessing Wine Quality in Blind Tasting

Appearance is an element of wines that is often not given enough attention in blind tasting.  Visual cues can often help us to narrow our world before we've even smelled or tasted a wine.  In this seminar, we'll discuss many pieces of information that a wine's appearance can give us, as well as implications that can help us to fully use what we're smelling and tasting, and certain categories that have very distinctive appearances.  Of course, we'll have wines in front of us to illustrate some of these points.  You might be surprised at how much you can figure out by looking at a wine.

Seating is limited to 12. The cost is $30/person to cover the wines, payable in advance using this PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/bostonsommelier/30. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Blind Tasting
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Blind Tasting
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Blind Tasting

For these tastings, the people involved are usually split into two groups and assigned a wine to bring.  For the most part we are bringing modestly priced wines that represent a varietal and/or region.  The wines that Group A bring are put into brown bags and tasted blind by Group B, and vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Syrah Seminar with Doug Schulman
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Syrah Seminar with Doug Schulman

THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL! We'll talk about what defines Syrah wines from the classic regions, then you'll blind taste a few of them in our regular format with some commentary and leading questions from me.  I think this will be a good opportunity to compare and contrast these wines in a meaningful way.  

Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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Seminar with Doug Schulman, Appearance in Blind Tasting
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Seminar with Doug Schulman, Appearance in Blind Tasting

Appearance is an element of wines that is often not given enough attention in blind tasting.  Visual cues can often help us to narrow our world before we've even smelled or tasted a wine.  In this seminar, we'll discuss many pieces of information that a wine's appearance can give us, as well as implications that can help us to fully use what we're smelling and tasting, and certain categories that have very distinctive appearances.  Of course, we'll have wines in front of us to illustrate some of these points.  You might be surprised at how much you can figure out by looking at a wine.

Seating is limited to 12. The cost is $20/person to cover the wines, payable in advance using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/20. Payment will also confirm your reservation. Seating priority will go to those current on their BSS membership dues. 

For information on membership with the Boston Sommelier Society, please visit the membership section of bostonsommeliersociety.com. 

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White Wines of The Rhône Valley: Seminar with Ben Oram
Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

White Wines of The Rhône Valley: Seminar with Ben Oram

Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join Sommelier Ben Oram at Meritage for a tasting, discussion and a look at the unique and diverse white grapes of the Northern and Southern Rhône. Mertiage is located in the Boston Harbor Hotel, located at 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

You will begin by reviewing the long history of the Rhône as a wine region and explore where it stands in the context of the modern wine world. Tasting will consist of both stand alone varietals as well as blended wines. This will help to highlight the range of styles and many possibilities for food pairings.

Limited to 18 people. $20 admission (to cover the wines) is due in advance with your reservation, payable using this PayPal link https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/20. 

Please note: BSS members who are current on their membership dues will receive priority seating over members not current on their dues or non-members. 

For information on Boston Sommelier Society memberships please visit the membership page of bostonsommeliersociety.com or reach us at bostonsommeliersociety1@gmail.com with any questions on whether or not you are current on your dues. 

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Australia: Beyond the Barossa - Seminar with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE
Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

Australia: Beyond the Barossa - Seminar with Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join Doug Schulman at Meritage located in the Boston Harbor Hotel at 70 Rowes Wharf in Boston for a tasting and discussion of some of the often-forgotten regions and styles of Australian wine. The goal will be to provide a broad perspective on what makes Australian wines distinctive and why many commonly held generalizations about this huge, diverse country's wines are false.

Limited to 12 people. $20 admission (to cover the wines) is due in advance with your reservation, payable using this PayPal link https://paypal.me/bostonsommelier/20

Please note: BSS members who are current on their membership dues will receive priority seating over members not current on their dues or non-members. 

For information on Boston Sommelier Society memberships please visit the membership page of bostonsommeliersociety.com or reach us at bostonsommeliersociety1@gmail.com with any questions on wehether or not you are current on your dues. 

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(FILLED) Wine Tasting with Terry Theise
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

(FILLED) Wine Tasting with Terry Theise

This event is now filled.

Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join renowned wine importer, Terry Theise for a very special tasting of 15 German wines from his portfolio and his personal cellar. 

Terry Theise has been a wine importer and writer for thirty years. His first love is German Riesling which was once a staple at the finest tables in America but had been largely forgotten when Terry began working with a group of small German growers in 1985. Twenty years ago he discovered vastly underappreciated and underrepresented Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch (and even more obscure varieties) from top growers in Austria. Due in no small part to Terry’s work, the landscape of Austrian wine in the United States has shifted from nonexistent to classic, noble, and necessary. A decade and a half ago his love of honest and compelling wines from small growers brought him to Champagne. Terry assembled a portfolio of Grower Champagnes – a category that then hardly existed – and it remains today without equal. 

Terry’s approach is vastly divergent from that of many of his colleagues. The growers he works with and the wines he selects must speak to something genuine and real beyond their basic flavor. His wines have in common a distinct character, a point of view, vitality, and a voice. They express the land, the grower, and the time in which they were made. These wines convey to the drinker a sense of beauty, harmony, meaning, and above all pleasure.  See Terry's full bio at http://www.skurnik.com/terry-theise/.

This event will being at 6pm and is being held at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210.

Seating is limited to 25 people. BSS members who are current on their membership dues will receive priority seating over members not current on their dues or non-members. $20 admission is due with your reservation.

For information on Boston Sommelier Society memberships please visit the membership page of bostonsommeliersociety.com.

Reach us at bostonsommeliersociety1@gmail.com with any questions.

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