WINE TASTING COMPETITION - 2019 BEST WINE STUDENT
Students enrolled in wine business programs from some of the most renowned institutions of the Bay Area will compete and prove their tasting skills and wine business knowledge in this unique challenge.
The First round will be conducted on October 16th at Napa 1881, and the Second round on October 30th at Tonnellerie Radoux in Santa Rosa
Candidates will compete in a blind tasting of 1 French or Californian white wine and 1 French or Californian red wine. The candidates will answer a questionnaire regarding the 2 wines tasted, as well as multiple marketing and wine making questions about French and Californian wines. The top 4 scorers will be invited to the final round.
The Final round will be conducted at 7PM on November 8th, in San Francisco at the San Francisco City Hall
As part of La Soiree kickoff, the 4 finalists will compete in a blind tasting and answer wine related and tie breaker questions. A panel of French and American professionals of the winemaking industry will judge the candidates. Winners will be tabulated and announced at the end of the tasting by 8 PM. A photoshoot with members of the jury will then follow, as well as the opportunity to meet with the food and beverage companies partnering with the event.
1st PRIZE: $1,000 cash reward & a ticket for the next Wine Business IQ + Certificate of Completion
2nd PRIZE: $600 cash reward & a ticket for the next Wine Business IQ + Certificate of Completion
3rd PRIZE: $400 cash reward & a ticket for the next Wine Business IQ+ Certificate of Completion
4th PRIZE: $200 cash reward & a ticket for the next Wine Business IQ+ Finalist Certificate
Tonnellerie Radoux generously donated the prizes awarded during this competition.
They manufacture for the international wine industry: French, American and Eastern European oak barrels, puncheons, casks, tanks, chips and tank staves. Founded in 1947, Radoux USA has been located in Sonoma County since 1994.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
- La Soirée is a 21+ event -