Announcing the GuildSomm Online Wine Competition

We are excited to announce the GuildSomm Online Wine Competition! This program will replace Top|Somm in 2017; Top|Somm will be revitalized in 2018.

The competition, sponsored by Rodney Strong and the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, will take place as an online exam on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Ten winners will receive $1,000 and an invitation to Sonoma for a day of education and tasting in the spring with the other winners.

The exam will be open from 8am-1pm PST (4pm-9pm GMT) on February 4.

This competition is for GuildSomm members only, age 21 and up. International members are welcome to participate.

Reserve your spot for a $20 entry fee. Get your ticket here!

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  • Hello everyone!


    I signed up for the GuildSomm Online Wine Competition today! Although I'm very excited, I'm also curious if there are specific regions, grapes, techniques, etc that I should focus on for review.


    Any advice or help would be much appreciated! 




  • It is certainly going to be an exciting opportunity to practice. Fingers crossed not too many American questions as I am international participant :) Good luck to all!