NOVEMBER 25 TO 29
Montreal, Canada
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NOVEMBER 25 TO 29
Montreal, Canada
REGISTER NOW
LEARN MORE
NOVEMBER 25 TO 29
Montreal, Canada
REGISTER NOW
LEARN MORE

 November 25 to 29

 

ABOUT US

SOMM360

1. WHAT IS SOMM360?

SOMM360 – a tool for every sommelier in the world who would like to get support in continuing education and training for competition. Its initiative aims to help sommeliers with their goal to obtain their MS or MW, and WSET title or advance in other continuing education programs, as well as to increase the number and the caliber of candidates wishing to partake in sommelier competitions. Furthermore, it will provide a support network of peers and mentors to help sommeliers stay committed to their passion in this ever so demanding and changing hospitality industry.

WHY SOMM360?

2. WHAT PROGRAM DOES SOMM360 OFFER TO THE TRADE INDUSTRY?

The SOMM360 Congress 

OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONNALS IN THE INDUSTRY

From November 25 to November 27

A three-day educational and creative program offering training sessions and networking with international experts. Who should attend? 300 wine trade professionals from Montreal and all over the world who are interested to learn from experts, including candidates who want to receive specific mentoring & training for advancing in sommelier competition.

EXTENDED TRAINING PROGRAM

We are proud to announce to you that Devon Broglie MS will join the Somm360 Congress for a special seminar: “A glass with…Devon Broglie MS, Chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas and a panel of Master Sommeliers”. And as a proud supporter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, Somm360 invites you to extend your training program with the following opportunities:

Places are limited! Book fast!

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

A select group of top industry peers will act as mentors and members of the SOMM360 advisory board who will work with us to guarantee superior quality and exclusive content throughout the program :

  1. Veronique Rivest, 2nd Best Sommelier of the World 2013 and owner, Soif bar à vin, Quebec (Canada) – will oversee the overall training program;
  2. Raj Parr, three-time James Beard Award-winning author, sommelier, and winemaker, Santa Barbara (USA) – will oversee the blind tasting sessions;
  3. Alexandre Bilodeau, Double Olympic Champion in Moguls and KPMG, Quebec (Canada) – will act as stress management speaker during the training sessions;
  4. Jesse Becker MS, Portfolio Manager of Craft & Estates, Chicago (USA) – will oversee the educational components of the Congress and will act as moderator;
  5. Francois Chartier  “Créateur d’harmonie”, Barcelona (Spain) Author of Taste buds and Molecules – will be responsible for the food & wine pairing component of the Congress.

 

 

SOMM360 AMBASSADOR’S CLUB

16 top international industry professionals followed Somm360’s invitation to become members of the global Somm360 Ambassador’s Club and will help represent Somm360 worldwide.

  1. ALAIN BÉLANGER, 3rd Best sommelier of the world 2000, Educator, École Hôtelière de Laval, Montreal, Canada
  2. DJ KEARNEY, Educator of WSET, VP CAPS BC Chapter, Vancouver, Canada
  3. ELYSE LAMBERT MS, 5th Best sommelier of the world 2016, Sommelier Consultant, Montreal, Canada
  4. EMILY CAMPEAU, Wine Director, Candide, Montreal, Canada
  5. EVAN SAVIOLIDIS, CAPS Sommelier Instructor, Quench Magazine, Niagara Falls, Canada
  6. JASPER SUN, Vice Champion – Best Sommelier of China 2017, Owner & Sommelier, Wine Universe By Little Somms, Shanghai, China
  7. FERRAN CENTELLES, Drinks Director, elBullifoundation, Barcelona, Spain
  8. JOHN SZABO MS, Partner/Principal Critic, WineAlign.com, Toronto, Canada
  9. LEAGH BARKLEY, Best Sommelier of Bordeaux 2017, Wine Director, Il Caminetto, Whistler, Canada
  10. SOMM MARC- Marcos Flores, President of the Mexican Sommelier Association + CEO & Founder, Grupo Gemaric, Mexico city, Mexico
  11. MICHELLE BOUFFARD, Sommelier, Author & Educator, Montreal, Canada
  12. PAUL GRIECO, Sommelier and restaurateur, Terroir, New York City, United States of America
  13. PAZ LEVINSON, Executive Chef Sommelier, Groupe Pic, Paris, France
  14. TERRY KANDYLIS, Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall, London, United Kindgom
  15. VÉRONIQUE DALLE, Co-owner & Wine Director, Moleskine, Montreal, Canada
  16. MORGAN HARRIS MS, Head Sommelier Angler, San Francisco, United of America

 

3. WHAT IS THE BOOT CAMP?

The SOMM360 Boot Camp 

From November 25th to November 29th

An intensive five-day training for a select group of 22 sommeliers including 1:1 mentoring with top industry peers as well as service, blind tasting, and stress management coaching. SOMM360 will award 22 scholarships of excellence to top sommeliers from around the world to attend the Boot Camp (covering all costs for registration, training, travel to and from Montreal, accommodation, and meals for five days.). The Boot Camp includes The Congress, The Awards, and The Wine Experience. We are confident that our program will support these candidates’ pursuit of excellence in this industry, and at the same time provide them with a network of enthusiastic, international colleagues for knowledge exchange beyond the event. The following top sommeliers from 20 different countries confirmed their participation with us already:

  • 1. Argentina, Martin Bruno, Best Sommelier of Argentina 2017, Executive Sommelier, Tegui Restaurant
  • 2. Australia, Mattia Cianca, Best Sommelier of Australia 2017, Assistant Head Sommelier, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • 3. Belgium, Antoine Lehebel, Best Sommelier of Belgium 2014, Chef Sommelier, at Restaurant Bon-Bon in Brussels
  • 4. Canada, Carl Villeneuve-Lepage, Best Sommelier of Canada 2017, Wine Director, Restaurant Toqué
  • 5. Canada, Pier-Alexis Soulière MS, Best Sommelier of the Americas 2018, Wine Director, La Chronique
  • 6. China, Jasper Sun, Vice Champion – Best Sommelier of China 2017, Owner & Sommelier, Wine Universe By Little Somms
  • 7. Denmark, Christian Jacobsen, Best Sommelier of Denmark 2015, Partner & Sommelier, Restaurant Anarki
  • 8. Estonia, Ketri Leis, Best Sommelier of Estonia 2018, Manager and Sommelier, Pazzo Wine Bar
  • 9. France, David Biraud, Best Sommelier of France 2018, Wine Director, Mandarin Oriental Paris
  • 10. Germany, Marc Almert, Best Sommelier of Germany 2017, Sommelier, Baur au Lac
  • 11. Ireland, Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier of Ireland 2018, Sommelier, Chapter One Restaurant
  • 12. Latvia, Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe 2017, Wine Director, Restaurant Vincents
  • 13. Mexico, Luis Morones, Best Sommelier of Mexico 2014, Wine Director, Hotel Presidente Intercontinental México City
  • 14. Monaco, Bruno Scavo, Head Sommelier, Monte-Carlo SBM Resort
  • 15. Norway, Henrik Dahl Jahnsen, Best Sommelier of Norway 2018, Sommelier, Bølgen & Moi Kristiansand
  • 16. Poland, Piotr Pietras MS, Best Sommelier of Poland 2016, Wine Director, HIDE at 85 Piccadilly
  • 17. Romania, Iulia Scavo, 3rd Best Sommelier of Europe 2017, Iulia Scavo Formation Conseil
  • 18. Spain, Guillermo Cruz, Best Sommelier of Spain 2014, Wine Director, Mugaritz
  • 19. Sweden, Fredrik Lindfors, Nordic Sommelier Champion 2017, Head Sommelier, Grand Hotel Stockholm
  • 20. UK, Eric Zwiebel MS, 4th Best Sommelier of the World 2013, Wine Director, Summer Lodge
  • 21. USA, Pascaline Lepeltier MS, Finalist of Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France 2018, Wine Director & Managing Partner, Racines NY

For 2018 the Bootcamp group is complete. You can apply for next year group: BOOTCAMP WAITING LIST

To enjoy SOMM360 this year buy a ticket to reserve your place at the Congress.

The SOMM360 Congress Sсhedule

Events Lists

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Arrival of participants and sparkling wine tasting

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Opening ceremony by the Somm360 advisory board

6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Opening conference with Somm360 Guest of honor, Ferran Centelles, sommelier, Elbulli Foundation

Sake seminar with François Chartier, Author of Taste buds and Molecules, Chartier Créateur d’harmonie

A glass with…Paul Grieco, sommelier and restaurateur, Terroir, New York city

7:45 pm to 9:30 pm

Cocktail, dinner and wine tasting

End of the 1st day

The schedule is subject to change without prior notice

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Arrival of participants and coffee/tea tasting

8:30 am to 9:00 am

A coffee with…Guillermo Cruz, Head sommelier, Mugaritz, Spain

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Masterclass ”AUSTRIA OFF THE BEATEN PATH” presented by Austrian Wine

10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Theme of the day : Masterclass presented by Rhone Valley wines

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Lunch presented by Rhone Valley Wines

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Wine pairing creative session presented by Les Domaines Paul Mas

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Masterclass ”DRY WHITE BORDEAUX, BREAKING DOWN THE STYLES AMONG A GROWING CATEGORY” presented by Bordeaux Wines

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Masterclass ”THE UNIQUE SPECIFICITIES OF THE HEARTLAND OF GARNACHA” presented by Alto Moncayo

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

A glass with…Greg Lambrecht, CEO and Founder, Coravin & Terry Kandylis, Head Sommelier, 67 Pall Mall, United Kingdom

End of 2nd day + freetime at the Somm360 CORAVIN wine bar until 7 pm.

The schedule is subject to change without prior notice

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Arrival of participants and coffee/tea tasting

8:30 am to 9:00 am

A coffee with…Fernando Mora MW, the quest to become a master of wine

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Masterclass ”OCEANS, ALTITUDES & ATTITUDES: CONTEMPORARY, COOL CLIMATE AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY + PINOT NOIR”

presented by Wine Australia

10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Theme of the day : Masterclass presented by Wines of Portugal

12:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Lunch and special tasting activity presented by Wines of Portugal

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Masterclass presented by Château de Beaucastel

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

The Somm360 Market

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

A glass with…Devon Broglie MS, Chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas and a panel of Master Sommeliers

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm 

A tribute to Canada : Thomas Bachelder, Domaine Queylus

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Closing beer seminar with Ferran Centelles, sommelier, Elbulli Foundation + François Chartier, Chartier ”Créateur d’harmonie” + Stephane Modat, Chef, Fairmont le Château Frontenac

End of the Somm360 Congress + freetime at the Somm360  CORAVIN wine bar until 7 pm.

The schedule is subject to change without prior notice

4. WHAT IS THE SOMM360 WINE EXPERIENCE?

Thursday November 29th

From 6pm to 10pm

SOMM360 invites every wine lover to a world-class and immersive wine tasting experience. Going beyond a regular tasting evening, the program will offer attendees the opportunity to watch  sommeliers in training being challenged in different real restaurant tasks during the Somm360 Challenge. On top, the evening will offer an interactive and creative tasting activity, some exquisite wine pairings, a chance to meet top sommeliers from all over the world, many theme wine bars and more! A breathtaking meeting of really good wine, food and sommeliers!

 

All participants need to purchase a ticket.

Pricing Table

Buy your ticket

The SOMM360 Congress – Early Bird Ticket – *For trade only

$ 199
  • REGULAR PRICE : 399$
  • A three-day educational and creative program offering training sessions and networking with international experts. Who should attend? 300 wine trade professionals from Montreal and all over the world who are interested to learn from experts, including candidates who want to receive specific mentoring & training for advancing in sommelier competition.
  • November 25th to 27th
  • Le Grand Quai, La Jetée Alexandra, Montreal (Québec, Canada)
  • Includes all masterclasses, tastings, wine bars, one cocktail dinner reception, two lunches, and networking with top international industry professionals and over 20 of the Best Sommeliers in the world. It’ Sunday cocktail dinner reception, Monday & Tuesday lunch.
  • The Congress is accessible for wine trade professionals only. We reserve the right to deny entry if the required conditions are not met. If necessary, a ticket refund will be made within 72 hours following the purchase. Please note that all the seminars are in English.

The SOMM360 Wine Experience – Early Bird Ticket – *Open for consumers

$ 250
  • REGULAR PRICE: 350$
  • A unique wine experience offering attendees the opportunity to watch sommeliers in training being challenged in different real restaurant tasks during the Somm360 Challenge. On top, the evening will offer an interactive and creative tasting activity, some exquisite wine pairings, a chance to meet top sommeliers from all over the world, many theme wine bars and more!
  • November 29th, 6pm
  • Le Grand Quai, La Jetée Alexandra, Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
Partnership

Thanks to our partners 2018!

Rhône Valley
Wines of Portugal
Desjardins
Air Canada
Cossette
Austrian Wine
Wine Australia for Australian Wine
Vins de Bordeaux
Château de Beaucastel
Les Domaines Paul Mas
Alto Moncayo
CORAVIN
VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter
Le St Sulpice Hôtel Montréal
Premium Estates Of Austria
Eska
Expert’ease
Laurier Duvallon
Citoyen Optimum
Rioja

Venue & Informations

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Le Grand Quai, du Port de Montréal

200 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2

 

 

Official Hotel – Le  Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal

414 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V5

http://www.lesaintsulpice.com/

 

 

Partner Hotel – Hôtel Alt Montréal

120 Peel St, Montreal, QC H3C 0L8

Prices:

  • Queen bedroom : 164$ + tx per room per night
  • Queen 2 Beds Room: 194$ + tx per room per night

RESERVATIONS:

Online: Group Attendee Code: 1811SOMM36

By phone ( 1-855-823-8120 ) Promo Code :SOMM360

https://www.althotels.com/fr/montreal/

Official Airline – Air Canada

Get a 10% discount to fly to Montreal to attend SOMM360!

Promo Code: 8XYAKKM1 

http://aircanada.com