Taste of Atlanta 3rd Annual Best Sommelier Competition 9/25

Monday, September 25 2017 6:30PM Start / Ends 9:30PM


General Admission
Mon Sep 25 2017

Taste of Atlanta 3rd Annual Best Sommelier Competition 9/25

at City Winery Atlanta



General Admission



Join us as we partner with Taste of Atlanta to host their 3rd annual Best Sommelier competition! Watch as five of Atlanta’s top Somms go head-to-head to contend for the title. The contest will consist of a three-part competition – service, theory, and blind tasting. In addition to the contest, guests will enjoy a wine and food pairing curated by Executive Chef Nick Anderson and Beverage Director Mani Gonzalez. There will be 4-6 wines paired with 4-6 light bites. You’ll even get to test your own skills by blind tasting one of the wines right along with the contestants!


Jim Cumiskey

Manager, Highland Fine Wine


Chris Lodge

Atlas- Beverage Manager/ Sommelier

3 Cheers Productions- Owner/Sommelier


Adam Pucillo

American Cut & Regent Cocktail Club- Head Sommelier


Caitlin Taglia

One Midtown Kitchen- Sommelier


Rob Van Leer

Vino Venue- Partner/Manager


Atlanta’s own Eric Crane, Advanced Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator and Director of Training for Empire Distributors along with Jacob Gragg, founding President of Southeast Sommelier Society, fine wine specialist for Castello Banfi and has earned his Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers will write and lead the competition. An elite panel of wine judges will evaluate the contestants & name the winner.

*ticket price includes admission to contest + wine and food tasting

+ ​one General Admission ticket to Taste of Atlanta on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Value: $35)*