Blind Tasting
Jun
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 vis-a-versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Blind Tasting
Jun
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 vice versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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Blind Tasting
Jun
3
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
May
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
May
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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Blind Tasting
Apr
30
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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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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Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Apr
8
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
Apr
2
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
Apr
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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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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Blind Tasting
Mar
19
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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Beer for the Sommelier: Seminar with Ray Laning, Advanced Cicerone®
Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

Beer for the Sommelier: Seminar with Ray Laning, Advanced Cicerone®

Boston Sommelier Society Members are invited to join Ray Laning, Advanced Cicerone®at Eastern Standard located at 528 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston for a tasting and discussion of Beer for the Sommelier. 

The seminar outline includes:  
- Brief History of Beer
- Beer Technical Fundamentals
- Comparative tastings between related styles
- Basics of Food and Beer Pairing
- Things get weird! 

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 wehether 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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Chapel Down English Sparkiling Wine Seminar
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Chapel Down English Sparkiling Wine Seminar

Please join Josh Donaghay-Spire, winemaker at Chapel Down, for an exclusive Boston Sommelier Society seminar, as the first bottles of their award-winning English Sparkling Wine (traditional-method) arrives in Massachusetts.

Chapel Down is the leading producer of English Sparkling Wine and most awarded English winery. Its wines are served at Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, and other leading British institutions. To learn more: https://www.chapeldown.com/

Interested in becoming a member of the Boston Sommelier Society? Check here for membership opportunities: https://bostonsommeliersociety.com

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Mock Certified Sommelier Exam with Ben Oram
Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

Mock Certified Sommelier Exam with Ben Oram

Join Sommelier Ben Oram, on Monday, February 27 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Boston Chops, for a Mock Certified Sommelier Exam. Ben will be reviewing the official blind tasting grid of the exam, lead a blind tasting of a white and a red wine, and perform a proper wine service demonstration according to the Court Of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier Exam criteria.  For those wanting to stay a bit longer and run through a service demonstration with Ben he's happy to accommodate you. Just bring a bottle of sparkling wine (as cheap as you can find) for you service practice. This seminar is open to both Boston Sommelier Society members and non-members. Seating is limited. Please RSVP you attendance to oramben15@yahoo.com.

Ben Oram is a Member of the Board of the Boston Sommelier Society, is Sommelier in Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel and L'Espalier. He holds several awards in wine including the Boston University wine program, WSET Level III, is a Certified Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommelier, and is currently pursuing the Advanced Sommelier Certification.

Space is limited and priority will be given to Boston Sommelier members who are current on their dues. 

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White Burgundy Seminar with Michael Meagher, MS
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

White Burgundy Seminar with Michael Meagher, MS

Join Master Sommelier Michael Meagher, for a White Burgundy Seminar featuring some high quality wines from some of Burgundy's most renowned white-wine producing villages. 

Space is limited to 14. Cost is $50 for Boston Sommelier Society members.  $75 for non-members. Please RSVP you attendance only to John Fiola.

Michael is the Boston Sommelier Society Founder and Chairman Emeritus. He entered into the hospitality industry as a jack-of-all-trades for the Elizabeth Creed & Co. catering company in Beverly, MA while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Sociology at Harvard University.  Not convinced that law school was the best use of his talents, Michael enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America.  After a few years of earning his keep in the kitchen, Michael packed his bags and moved to Australia, enrolling in the Masters degree program in Gastronomy at the University of Adelaide. 

Writing his master’s thesis on screw capped wines in the United States, Michael realized that it was the study of wine, from grape to glass, which captured his enthusiasm. He has since worked in the beverage departments at several award-winning establishments including L’Espalier, BOKX 109, and Sel de la Terre.  He has since moved into the supply and distribution side of the industry and recently served as a corporate educator for Jackson Family Wines, and currently runs his own consulting company, Sommelier On-Demand. He also worked for boutique wine distributor Vineyard Road, and for Treasury Wine Estates as an educator and luxury sales director.  

Michael is one of only 230 people worldwide to hold the Master Sommelier credential, and also has completed his Diploma in Wine Studies from the WSET in London. He won the title of Best Young Sommelier in America in 2010, finished second in the competition for Best Young Sommelier in the World in 2010, placed third in TOP|SOMM in both 2010 and 2011 and has been published in the Journal of Culinary Science and Technology. 

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Master Class: Wines of South Africa
Jun
27
11:00 AM11:00

Master Class: Wines of South Africa

On June 27th from 11am to 1pm Wines of South Africa (www.wosa.us) will be hosting a masterclass for sommeliers, wine directors, and retail wine buyers at Legal Seafoods Park Square.

A dozen wines representing the quality and diversity of South Africa’s burgeoning wine scene will be presented. Jim Clarke, former Wine Director at Megu and Armani Ristorante in New York, will put the wines in context, discussing terroir, traditions, and current trends. The class is free for members of the trade and media.

The details are as follows:
Wines of South Africa Masterclass
Monday, June 27th, 2016
Legal Seafoods Park Square
26 Park Square, Boston
11am – 1pm
Space is limited; please RSVP by June 20th at jim@wosa.us.  

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Master Classes: Porto Wine Training
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Master Classes: Porto Wine Training

Training Course for wine professionals and students as well as wine lovers. Meet the world's oldest and deliminated wine region -- The Douro. learn about its designations of origin, Porto. 

Discover the fascinating personality of various Porto styles, Born from the excellence of a unique terroir. 

Masterclasses: 10AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Lecture followed by tasting with Portuguese wine expert Manuel Moreira

June 27
At the Elizabeth Bishop Center for Wine at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Ma 02212
 

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