Hello San Francisco Somms,
Over the next few months, I plan to pour blind tasting flights for interested candidates on Wednesday afternoons in Union Square. I'm an Advanced Sommelier, and I'd love to help other sommeliers in the area who might benefit from practicing blind tasting. Anyone who is interested may participate, whether you have an exam coming up or you would just like some practice and coaching. I've worked with fairly small groups in the past, but the more the merrier; everyone benefits from seeing a multitude of tasting styles so feel free to invite anyone else you think might benefit.
Format: There are several formats that will potentially take place on a rotating basis, depending on the needs of the candidates. I am open to other suggestions from regular attendees, as well.
Cost: None. I will bring the wines, you just need to show up & work hard. If anyone would like to make a contribution to help me cover the cost of the wines, that would be appreciated, but not necessary. I learn a lot from working with you all, and helping someone pass their exam is payment enough!
Location & time: ENO Wine Bar, 320 Geary Street. 1:00pm on Wednesdays (if there is a strong push for another time frame, this can be moved)
The first session will be this coming Wednesday, the 8th of August. I will endeavor to continue on each Wednesday after that for the rest of the year as my schedule will allow.
If you would like to participate, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that I have a flight poured for you.
Thanks & I hope to see you soon. Blind tasting takes a lot of practice, so take every opportunity you can!
Is this still happening? Sounds like a ton of fun!