NICOLE NIELSEN & ROBIN KELLEY O’CONNOR – LIVE FROM THE CIA SOMMELIER SUMMIT IN NAPA VALLEY
CIA SOMMELIER SUMMIT
April 24–26, 2016!
The second annual CIA Sommelier Summit! Building upon the momentum of last year’s inaugural summit, this three-day conference once again brings together the most dynamic group of wine professionals in one place. Don’t miss this great chance to network with peers and industry leaders all while deeply expanding your knowledge of the fast-paced and ever-changing beverage industry.
About the CIA Sommelier Summit - The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone presents its inaugural CIA Sommelier Summit this spring in Napa Valley. The CIA Sommelier Summit is the most dynamic group of wine professionals gather in one place in the country. It is the best resource for sommeliers looking to advance their careers and gain important connections. Throughout the Summit, attendees will hear from the best minds and palates in the country telling them what they need to know to move ahead in this fast paced industry.
About CIA Wine and Beverage Education - For more than a decade, the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone has been a training ground for the wine industry—from beginners to those still developing their careers to established experts in the beverage business. The Rudd Center’s programs further the mission of the CIA, which is to promote and develop excellence in wine, food, and hospitality.
The Best Wine and Beverage Minds and Palates - Throughout the summit, you will hear from an incredible collection of renowned sommeliers, restaurateurs, vintners, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, entrepreneurs and more.
TOM SILBERKLEIT FROM THE WINE HOUSE PRESS - THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
Tom Silberkleit of Wine House Press in Sonoma is the Publisher of The California Director of Fine Wineries which recently released the 4th edition focusing on destination wineries in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino and the brand new Central Coast edition devoted to Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles. With each edition update, Silberkleit aims to present wineries that standout due to their architecture, gardens, museum-quality art exhibits, gourmet experiences, wine tours and tastings, combined with exemplary wines. Find thoughtful ideas for holiday destinations and contact information for each wineries cited.
ABOUT THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 6PM
at Warner Bros., “Midwest Street”
A wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. One of WINE SPECTATOR’S “TOP TEN U.S. CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS” will be held on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros.
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 14, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries. “Winemasters” has raised nearly $29 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. It’s focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure. The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuves dinner!