Austria Uncorked: San Francisco's Best Sommelier 2018 Sommelier Competition Oct 15th

Join us for the Showdown:

Monday, October 15th 2018 10am – 3pm, in San Francisco

Mourad restaurant, 140 New Montgomery St #1, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us for a chance to become Austria’s Best Somm in 2018 in San Francisco! Thirty of San Francisco’s best and brightest up-and-comers will go head-to-head in a no-holds barred competition consisting of a theory and blind tasting exam.
The top three sommeliers will go on to compete in a service exam later that day.

THE WINNER WILL BE FLOWN TO VIENNA for Austria’s Wine Summit/ Weingipfel (May 25th-30th, 2019). During the different wine excursions, participants have ample opportunity to increase their knowledge of the
regions and make new contacts along the way.

The second and third place winner will also receive a compliment award.


How to enter:

1. Sign up for and attend Austria’s Best Somm Master Class on
September 6th from 10:30am-12:30pm at The Barrel Room led by
Jesse Becker MS.
Registration: somm-2018-master-class/registration/

(Participation is not required to enter the contest, but highly recommended.

2. Assert your interest in participating in the competition by signing up until August 24th via this link: best-somm-2018/registration/

  1. All registered will be required to take a pre-entrance exam the week of September 10th. The test will be administered online, but will be timed and only one sitting is allowed. All tests must be competed within three days. The results of the first round exam will be used to select the contestants invited to advance to the initial competition on October 15th. All those who are entered into the competition will be informed by September 19th.

  2. All those who have been admitted are expected to attend the October 15th competition, during which students will be tasked with identifying a flight of three wines blind as well as completing a theory portion.The competition will be followed by a reception, while the tests are being graded. Only the top three scores will move forward to complete the final service challenge.

    The winner will be announced the same day.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, network, and showcase your knowledge!

The Austrian Wine sommelier competition is open to trade professionals across all areas and students.

May the BEST somm win!

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board