Blind Tasting
May
1
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. 

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

Blind Tasting
May
15
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. 

Blind Tasting
May
21
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 vis-a-versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

Blind Tasting
May
29
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.

Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Jun
4
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. 

Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Jul
16
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. 


Blind Tasting
Apr
23
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 vis-a-versa.  Wines are evaluated on various components, revealed, and discussed. 

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. 

(FILLED) Riesling: Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

(FILLED) Riesling: Focused Tasting with Doug Schulman

The focus of this seminar will be blind tasting Rieslings from the classic regions and discussing quality levels within the context of those regions. We will briefly discuss the theory of identifying Rieslings from different places, and then the bulk of our time will be spent applying that theory through a blind tasting with guidance and discussion. This should further your understanding of what gives each classic Riesling region its own unique identity as expressed in the glass.

Limited to $15 people, $20 admission while seats last. This event is now filled. if you would like to be on the wait list, please email jfiola@verizon.net.

For more information reach out to bostonsommeliersociety1@gmail.com

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. 

Prosecco Seminar with Enrico Valleferro
Sep
16
2:00 pm14:00

Prosecco Seminar with Enrico Valleferro

Prosecco Seminar with Enrico Valleferro - Export Manger for Adami
Friday, September 16
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca
11 Fan Pier Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

Adami is one of only 11 producers left who still produce Sul Liveto and one of the many who produce Cartizze.  Franco Adami was President of the Corsorzio when the laws changed in 2009 and was very instrumental in the changes.  While Prosecco sales are growing double digits, the differences between DOC and DOCG or the historic Sul Liveto are not well known.  This will be a refresher course on Prosecco with great detailand an opportunity taste six or so different Prosecci from the same producer.

Additional details and RSVP info will be available soon.

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.  

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