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August 27, 2015

Sommcon™ Registration Open; An Educational Conference For Wine Industry Professionals And Enthusiasts

SommCon is a San Diego-based conference that features 50 educational seminars, certification opportunities, and tasting events November 18-21, 2015. The debut of SommCon  will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Designed to offer wine industry professionals and serious enthusiasts convenient and affordable access to education and networking opportunities, SommCon™  launches with 50 sessions, and brings together some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs and artisans to discuss, develop and lead the conversation on the business of wine.

SommCon™  begins on Wednesday, November 18 with professional certification opportunities including the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 1 Award in Wine offered by the Neptune School of Wine, as well as Certified Cicerone®, the second level of certification through the Cicerone Certification Program.

The main conference is held Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, and includesin-depth sessions led by industry thought leaders, power speed dating style blind tastings, round-table discussions, regional explorations, and a trade tasting featuring over 100 wineries, breweries, spirit purveyors, and service industry brands. SommCon™ concludes on Saturday, November 21 at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting – the west coast’s most exciting weeklong epicurean experience.

SommCon is only open to 300 registrants, and for those in attendance, there are several ways to participate, with conference packages and single day passes available.

  • Level 1: Full Conference Registration (November 19-21) - Full conference access with choice of seminars, trade tasting, San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting, continental breakfast and roundtable discussions, networking tasting, winemaker and pairing lunches, $395 before November 1 ($710 value)
  • Level 2: Single Day Conference Registration Package (November 19) - One-day conference access with choice of seminars, trade tasting, winemaker lunch and networking tasting, $225 before November 1 ($455 value)
  • Level 3: Single Day Conference Registration Package (November 20) - One-day conference access with choice of seminars, trade tasting, and pairing lunch. $195 before November 1 ($320 value)
  • Level 4: SommCon™ Trade Tasting (November 20) - Admission to trade tasting. Free for qualified members of the trade, and $65 after November 1

For more information or to purchase Conference registration, visit: SommConUSA.com.
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