SOMMELIER BOOTCAMP 2018 : Presented by SECOND CITY SOMMELIERS, Chicago, IL

SOMMELIER BOOTCAMP 2018
PRESENTED BY: SECOND CITY SOMMELIERS
Chicago, IL
 
Hosted at CITY WINERY
1200 W. Randolph Street
 
MARCH 25TH & 26TH 
9AM-4PM 
$100 per day // $175 for both days
 
DINNER TO FOLLOW AT BYOB RESTAURANT (TBD + bring cash)
 
Join SCS for the 2nd annual Sommelier Bootcamp in Chicago!
 
In the pursuit of professional development, knowledge and education, SCS has created an opportunity to hone your sommelier skills in the midst of peers, Master Sommeliers and industry leaders. The format incorporates service demonstrations and practicals, blind tasting exercises, lectures and seminars, as well as comparative tastings of wines, spirits, and other beverages.
 
Each day will have several tasting flights of 6 wines and lectures, as well as service stations. The schedule will stagger 'in' times for each station. Comparative tasting and calibration stations are also available throughout the day. Limited individual 6 wine flights and service exercise will be available by signups each morning. The curriculum is designed to mirror standards set by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
 
The Sommelier Bootcamp is inclusive of all skill, ability and certification levels.  The curriculum is designed to develop individuals within their skill set and build strong foundations for learning. Emphasis on education, learning, and getting stronger / better / faster at all levels. However, please do arrive with a working knowledge of the CMS tasting grid and expect to actively participate in discussions, tastings and service practicals with peers and mentors.  We do recommend getting in some reps and practice sessions to fortify your confidence, but, it is not required.
 
The enrollment and participation fee is applied directly to the supplies, wine and equipment required to facilitate this event. City Winery has donated the space for the duration of the Bootcamp, and, Second City Sommeliers tasting group members are donating their time to staff the event. Any additional funds are rolled into the group dinner or BYO wines. SCS is a non-profit entity (not officially registered). 
 
Space is limited. We expect to be able to accommodate approximately 100 sommeliers and professionals. Please RSVP to secondcitysomms@gmail.com. SCS will confirm availability, logistics and details with you individually upon RSVP.