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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
At the Elizabeth Bishop Center for Wine at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Ma 02212