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CIA Summit For Sommeliers And Beverage Professionals

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14/02/2020 March 1-3, 2020 | Empty your calendars! One of the most awaited events of 2020 for sommeliers and beverage industry professionals is right around the corner.

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, the CIA Summit for Sommeliers and Beverage Professionals is an annual conference and enrichment program for career-driven individuals in the wine and beverage industry focused on mentorship, management, hospitality, and leadership.


Single-Day Tickets Now Available! For just $195, which includes all meals and evening receptions, experience the sessions that intrigue you most on the day that fits best into your schedule. Limited numbers are available.

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Held in the Napa Valley, the three-day summit includes immersive educational programs such as creative beverage, culinary, and sensory seminars; fun and challenging tasting exercises; and career-focused coaching opportunities.

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Unique to this summit, attendees have one-on-one access to distinguished summit presenters, including Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Wine and Beverage Directors, CIA Faculty, and more.

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The CIA BEVPRO 2020 Presenters Include:

Ian Adams

Ian Adams
Director of Spirits & Fortified Wine,
Merchants of Thirst

Candace MacDonald

Candace MacDonald
Managing Director
AF&co.

Bob Bath, MS

Bob Bath, MS
Professor of Wine and Beverage,
the CIA

Jordan McKay, Author

Jordan Mackay
Author
 

Chris Blanchard, MS

Chris Blanchard, MS
National Sales Director,
Vine Hill Ranch

Carlton McCoy

Carlton McCoy, MS ’06
President & CEO,
Heitz Cellars

Ali Bouzari

Ali Bouzari
Co-Founder & Culinary Scientist,
Pilot R&D

Lucas Paya

Lucas Paya, DipWSET
Wine Consultant,
Lucaspaya, LLC

Laina Brown

Laina Brown
Co-Owner & President,
St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery

Tonya Pitts

Tonya Pitts
Wine Director,
One Market Restaurant

Micah Clark

Micah Clark, AS
Wine Director,
The Restaurant at Meadowood

Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson, MS
The ONE Stemware
 

Julia Coney

Julia Coney
Wine Writer & Consultant,
Julia Coney Enterprises, LLC

Dustin Rogge

Dustin Rogge
Professor of Hospitality and Business,
the CIA

Aria Dorsey

Aria Dorsey
Director of Operations,
Rolf and Daughter

Erik Segelbaum

Erik Segelbaum, AS
Founder and Chief Vinnovation Officer,
SOMLYAY

Erica Duecy

Erica Duecy
Chief Content Officer & Editor-in-Chief,
VinePair

Matt Stamp

Matt Stamp, MS
Co-Proprietor,
Compline

Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE

Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE
Professor of Wine and Beverage,
the CIA

Chris Tanghe

Chris Tanghe, MS
Chief Instructor,
Guildsomm

Joe Essa

Joe Essa
President and CEO,
The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

Woody van Horn

Woody van Horn ’11
Atmosphere Engineer,
WvH Hospitality LLC

Andrew Freeman

Andrew Freeman
Founder,
AF&co.

Hoby Wedler

Hoby Wedler
Co-Founder & CEO,
Senspoint Design

Orietta Gianjorio

Orietta Gianjorio
Sensory Evaluation Expert,
Orietta LLC

Kelli White

Kelli White
Senior Staff Writer,
Guildsomm

Lars Leicht

Lars Leicht
Vice President of Communication,
The Somm Journal

Kevin Zraly

Kevin Zraly
Author
 

 

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Maryam Ahmed
Director—Public Programs
maryam.ahmed@culinary.edu
707-967-2529

Jenae Patrick
Operations Manager—Public Events
Jenae.Patrick@culinary.edu
707-967-2518


What is CIA Bev Pro?

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, the CIA Summit for Beverage Professionals is an annual enrichment program for career-driven individuals in the beverage industry focused on mentorship, management, hospitality, and leadership

It is held in the Napa Valley. The three-day summit includes immersive educational programs such as creative beverage, culinary, and sensory seminars; fun and challenging tasting exercises; and career-focused coaching opportunities.

Unique to this summit, attendees have one-on-one access to distinguished summit presenters, including Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Wine and Beverage Directors, CIA Faculty, and more.

Join the fifth annual CIA Bev Pro on March 1-3, 2020 here.

About the Culinary Institute of America

CIAFounded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit them here.

What is Sommeliers Choice Awards?

Sommeliers Choice Awards is the ultimate wine competition which aims to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. An all-star judging panel consisting of leading sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, wine directors at the U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs gather in San Francisco to judge wines coming from across the globe. Wines are judged on the basis of: Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package. Medals are awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. SCA is currently accepting entries, Special Pricing Offer ends on January 31, 2020.

About Sommelier Business

Sommelier_BusinessSommelierBusiness.com, is a new subscription-based, online-only offering designed with the world’s top sommeliers in mind. SommelierBusiness.com will offer premium content specifically customized to the needs of the world’s top sommeliers and other restaurant industry professionals.

The premium content on SommelierBusiness.com will include insider tips, expert knowledge and unique insights that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Feature articles, for example, will provide insights and advice that sommeliers can use to grow both the top and bottom lines of their establishments, wherever they are located in the world. In addition, a regular series of “how-to” articles will provide practical guidance and insider knowledge on how sommeliers can advance in their everyday role.