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Seminar: Super Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street Richmond
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Taste big, powerful Sonoma County, California cabernet sauvignon while Certified Wine Educator and Sommelier Julie Dalton educates you about the nuances and characteristics of this great grape varietal and enlightens you on how different winemakers can coax varied expressions of the grape, which grows so well in Northern California.

You'll taste six to eight extraordinary wines.  Julie Dalton is currently a Sommelier at Wit & Wisdom "A Tavern By Michael Mina" in Baltimore, Maryland.

About the seminar leader, Julie Dalton:

Julie Dalton discovered her passion for wine while waiting tables in college at Texas A&M University.  While holding a full-time job in the Biotech industry, she continued to nurture this passion, moonlighting as a sommelier at Ranazul Tapas and Wine Bistro in Fulton, Maryland.  In 2010, Dalton decided to follow her dreams and go into the wine business full time.  After a year of working on the supplier side of the industry, she returned to hospitality as a sommelier at the new Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore.  Michael Mina’s Wit & Wisdom is where you will currently find her happily creating synergy with Chef Zack Mills' cuisine. 

Dalton has earned sommelier certifications up to the Advanced level through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and she is a Certified Wine Educator through the Society of Wine Educators.  She’s currently in the process of completing her Diploma in Wine and Spirits through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. 

Most recently, Dalton was runner-up in New York’s StarChefs SommSlam in both 2012 and 2013 and she also won the 2012 Ruinart blind tasting challenge in Washington, DC.  In her spare time, she is working towards her Master Sommelier Diploma through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

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Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting