SommSelect Blind Tasting at Otium (DTLA)


My name is Mandy Woodward, and I am the Lead Sommelier at Otium in Los Angeles. We host blind tastings on premise at least once per month upstairs on our Garden Mezzanine, and are looking to bring in more wine professionals who are looking to sharpen their tasting skills. We use the Somm Select "Blind Six" so that every flight is truly blind (and testable!), and Otium sponsors the cost of the tasting, so it is free for all who participate. Most of the attendees are currently studying for their Advanced or Master CMS exams, or the WSET Diploma course. This is an ideal opportunity for any somms who work in DTLA, but is open to anyone in the area. Sales reps are also welcome. 

If you are interested in participating, please email: with your name, current position, and certification level, and I will add you to our email list so that you are kept in the loop for future tastings. 

Rock on, 


  • Hello Mandy, I’d definitely be interested. Got my introSom certification earlier this year from CMS. Looking to transition into wine industry in the near future.  Would want to combine a little networking  with other wine lovers. Sounds like fun. Mike Jones 310-699-9919.