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Meet Sommeliers Choice Awards Team At The CIA BevPro From 01 - 03 March, 2020

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17/02/2020 Our team will be present at the 2020 CIA BevPro summit to be held on 1-3 march in Napa Valley.

Recently, the CIA BevPro and Sommeliers Choice Awards announced their partnership.

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.

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.

At the summit, you can get a chance to meet the Sommeliers Choice Awards team. The competition reviews wines to create a benchmark in how on-premise buyers stock in restaurants and other on-premise establishments. The judging is carries out by none other than a panel of the nation's 50+ leading Master Sommeliers, Sommeliers, and On-Premise Wine Buyers.

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Each wine at the 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards was reviewed on the basis of 5 key criteria that would cater well to a large on-premise establishment’s clientele. Reviewed by the sommeliers, for the sommeliers.

The criteria on which each of these brands were reviewed were as follows:

1. Food Parability

2. Typicity

3. Quality

4. Value 

5. Packaging

SCA Judging Criteria


But wait, there's more. The esteemed judging panel have compiled a list of the Top 100 On-Premise Wines. Each of these top 100 wines was chosen by your fellow sommeliers.

The Top 100 On-Premise wines list is a celebration of 100 top wines at the Sommeliers Choice Awards. Uniquely, the T100Wines are selected from votes made by top Sommeliers and On-Premise wine buyers of USA.

The top two questions that sommeliers will be attempting to answer at the Sommeliers Choice Awards as they judge wines is: “Would we stock this?” and "Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass".

Do you want your wine brand to be featured on the top 100 on-premise wines list? Well, only one way to find out for sure, register your brand for the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards and see if your brand can please the real on-premise influencers.

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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 April 22, 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.

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