VinoSummit Wine Conference in Miami - March 8th & 9th, 2020

Registrations are now open for VinoSummit 2020, the first conference dedicated to wine professionals in the South Eastern United States.  This two-day conference, which will take place in Miami on March 8th and 9th, 2020, aims to investigate trends in the wine industry and explore important regions and grapes.  

We will have 4 Master Sommeliers, 9 Seminars and sponsored lunches and coffee breaks. More information and how to register:


Full Program

Day 1: March 8th, 2020 

8:30 – Registrations

9:30-10:45 – “Ancient World, Old World, New World; The History of Wine in Six Glasses”
Presenter: Max Kast, MS, Director of Education for Broadbent Wines

10:45-11:30 – Coffee break, featuring Japanese Sake

11:30-12:45 – “Technique vs. Terroir” presented by The Somm Journal (option A)

11:30-12:45 – “Napa Valley Rocks - Exploring Cabernet’s patchwork diversity”, sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners (option B)
Presenter: Nicole Ramos, WSET L3, FWS, SWS, WSET Certified Educator

1:00-2:00 – Sponsored Lunch

2:15-3:30 – “A Practical Approach to Blind Tasting Based on Theory and Deductive Reasoning”
Presenter: Eric Hemer, MS, MW, Senior Vice President, Director of Wine Education, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of America

4:00-6:00 – Sparkling Wine Networking Hour sponsored by Folio Fine Wines, featuring Champagne Charles Heidsieck


Day 2: March 9th, 2020

9:00 – Registrations

9:30-10:45 – “Donnafugata’s Volcanic Sicily”
Presenter: Antonio Rallo, Winemaker, CEO and co-owner of Donnafugata

10:45-11:30 – Coffee break, sponsored by WSET – Wine & Spirit Education Trust

11:30-12:45 – “The Business of Sparkling Wine” (option A)
Presenter: Matthew Citriglia, MS, Director of Wine Education for SGWS Florida

11:30-12:45 – “The Pillars of Jerez: A Sherry Education” (option B)
Presenter: Claire Henderson, Senior Brand Manager, González Byass USA

1:00-2:00 – Sponsored Lunch

2:15-3:30 – “A journey to the unexpected: Exploring Prosecco through the lends of terroir and the individualistic wines of Franciacorta” (option A)
Presenter: Kristina Sazama, DipWSET, MW candidate, Director of Education SMUSA

2:15-3:30 – “A Tale of Two Counties: Leadership in Sonoma and San Luis Obispo, CA” (option B)
Presenter: Joseph Spellman, MS, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

4:00-6:00 – Grand Tasting featuring more than 80 wines.