UK Somm Group Visits California
A group of 10 leading U.K. sommeliers visited California wine regions on July 14-15 as part of a multi-state tour with Oregon and Washington. The group toured Sonoma County and Napa Valley and also met with Lodi Vintners and experienced a master class and dinner featuring West Sonoma Coast wines (view the full itinerary). In California the somms visited Kendall Jackson Wine Estates, Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Sonoma County, Red Car, Hyde Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards and Frog’s Leap Winery. The group took away a better understanding and appreciation of California wines and return to the U.K. better prepared to explain and sell them to their customers.