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Get Up Off the Floor! How Sommeliers Transition into New Careers

  • The LINE Hotel 3515 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90010 United States (map)


The LINE Hotel, Ballroom 3

Underwritten by United States Association of Cider Makers

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The life of the floor somm is rewarding, but exhausting. After several years of grinding, most are ready to move beyond. But in a wide world of wine options, what are the best ways to get the most out of a sommelier skillset? To help navigate these questions, three ex-somms, who have found prosperity on the other side of the restaurant wine cellar, will speak to the ins and outs of the various post-restaurant wine paths, with regard to importing, production, distribution, marketing, retail, and more. 


  • Eric Railsback, Verve Wine
  • Dustin Wilson, Verve Wine
  • Rajat Parr, Domaine de la Cote
  • Jordan Mackacy, Writer (Moderator)
Earlier Event: August 19
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