CIA Summit for Sommeliers and Beverage Professionals

March 1–3, 2020

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Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, the CIA Summit for Sommeliers and Beverage Professionals is an annual enrichment program for career-driven individuals in the 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.
 
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Our 2020 presenters include:

Bob Bath, MS
Professor of Wine and Beverage, The Culinary Institute of America

Chris Blanchard, MS
Vine Hill Ranch

Aria Dorsey
Director of Operations + Wine Director, Rolf and Daughters + Folk Restaurants

Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE
Professor of Wine and Beverage, The Culinary Institute of America

Erica Duecy
Editor in Chief, SevenFifty Daily

Lars Leicht
Vice President of Communication and Trade Relations, The Somm Journal

Johnny Livanos ’12
General Manager, Livanos Restaurant Group

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

Tonya Pitts
Wine Director, One Market

Andrea Robinson, MS
The ONE Stemware

Erik Segelbaum
Founder and Chief Vinnovation Officer, SOMLYAY

Woody van Horn ’11
Atmosphere Engineer, WvH Hospitality LLC

Kelli White
Senior Staff Writer, GuildSomm

Kevin Zraly
Author

 

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Maryam Ahmed
Director—Public Programs
[email protected]
707-967-2529

Jenae Patrick
Operations Manager—Public Events
[email protected]
707-967-2518