CIA Sommelier Summit

January 27–29, 2019

Join us for our fourth annual CIA Sommelier Summit at the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa.

During this fast-paced, multifaceted three-day summit, we provide networking, skill-building, and sensory training to both new and up-and-coming wine and beverage professionals. This showcases what the CIA does best: teaching and learning, tasting and savoring, meeting new people and seeing old friends—all in the spirit of enjoying the pleasures of the table.

After hearing from myriad experts—some with decades of experience and success, and others who have caused more recent revolutions in the industry—you’ll be invigorated to map out your own path so you can enjoy the journey as well as the achievements.

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Our impressive line-up of presenters include:

Robert Bath, MS  
Bill Brandel, CSW  
Elias Cairo    
Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE
Mark Erickson    
Ken Fuhr    
Mimi Gatens    
Orietta Gianjoria    
Evan Goldstein, MS  
Peter Granoff, MS  
Michael Griffo    
Peter Heitz    
Jess Hereth    
Molly Hill 
Seair Lorentz    
Jordan Mackay    
Karen MacNeil    
Tim Marson, MW  
Meridith May    
Patrick McGovern    
Leslie Merinoff Kawsnieski    
Rajat Parr ’96
Dan Petroski    
John Ragan, MS  
Andrea Robinson, MS  
Ron Runnebaum    
Pam Starr    
Larry Stone, MS 
Teresa Wall    
Dustin Wilson, MS  
Kevin Zraly    

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*Registration is $395 and includes all sessions, meals, and receptions.

2018 CIA Sommelier Summit Photos


The CIA Sommelier Summit brings together a dynamic group of wine and beverage professionals all in one place to discuss what’s trending in the beverage world. It’s a great career development opportunity conference for up-and-coming wine and beverage professionals. Are you looking to expand your career and connections within the beverage industry? This summit is for you!

For more information on the summit, please e-mail [email protected].

If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Jeannie Canepa at 707-320-7971 or [email protected].