This professional wine competition became part of Sonoma International Film Festival in 2018: It is organized and executed by sommelier Christopher Sawyer and a panel of wine writers, star sommeliers and retailers, taking place on March 16th, 2022. Deadline for wine submissions is March 11th. CATEGORIES & DETAILS BELOW!
Best Sparkling Wine
Best Aromatic White Wine
Other White Varietals & Blends
Best Pink Wine (still)
Best Pinot Noir
Best Red Wine Blend
Best Rhone Varieties
Best Bordeaux Varieties
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Best Dessert Wine
Best Port Wine
Select the categories you want to enter from the list above. Please provide 2 bottles of wine for each category you are entering, including a spec sheet with the level of residual sugar information.
Deliver your wine to the SIFF office @ 103 E Napa Street, Ste. B, Sonoma, CA (above Maya Restaurant) before March 11th, 2022. Contact Chay or Danyelle, 707-200-8215 , if you have any questions.
A funny thing happened when 2022 hit, Sawyer Somm was invited aboard the Celebrity APEX for a cruise through the Caribbean! Not only did I get to spread the love for Grgich Hills Estate wines with select passengers through Costco Travel, but also got to meet rising star performer Daniel East, and his sidekick Ned Beeran. On The Varietal Show he shares how he came to music, enjoying the cruise life of fine dining and entertainment!
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Kicking off the 2022 season with a double header, just in time for Valentines Day: The Varietal Show is joined by Diana Schweiger of Acumen Wines and chocolatier Phillip Ashley. So sit down for a delicious pairing with us, wine and Phillip Ashley Chocolates!
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Enjoy a romantic three course dinner, all weekend long! To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, Chef Simontacchi & Chef Garcia worked together to create a fantastic meal full of locally sourced meat, fish, & produce.