Somms Under Fire Prizes

2018 Somms Under Fire Prizes

Grand Prize Sponsors

The winner of 2018 Somms Under Fire was awarded a once-in-a-lifetime Wine Internship in Burgundy, France, with a renowned Burgundy expert. In 2017, the Internship was led by Burgundy Author and Expert, Allen Meadows.

Becky Wasserman

This Internship includes accommodations in Burgundy during the wine program. In addition to the learning experience, the winning Sommelier will visit winemakers, their vineyards, and taste in their caves. They will also taste and serve the wines during the program’s tastings & dinners. This Internship is sponsored by Becky Wasserman & Co.


Along with the Burgundy Wine Internship, the 2018 Somms Under Fire Winner received a $2,000 Educational Travel Grant sponsored by The TexSom Foundation.

Keeper Collection, LLC

The winner received a Laguiole Champagne Sabre compliments of Keeper Collection.

Fan Favorite Sponsor

Washington State Wine

As the Fan Favorite Sponsor, Washington State Wine will award an educational wine trip to Washington for the Fan Favorite Sommelier and a selected Somms Under Fire Sommelier volunteer. The recipients of the Washington trip will receive VIP tickets to the Taste Washington Grand Tasting (March 22-25, 2018), along with access to seminars and winemaker dinners during the event weekend. All air travel and accommodations are covered for the duration of the trip.

TexSom Conference

The Fan Favorite winner of Somms Under Fire earned an automatic spot for a Sommelier Internship at the 2018 TEXSOM Conference at the Four Seasons Resort & Club in Las Colinas, TX.

Magnum of Excellence Sponsor

Broadbent Wines

The 2018 Magnum of Excellence was given to the finalist with the highest score on the entrance exam. The winner was awarded a Magnum of 2009 Chateau Musar Rouge, presented by Broadbent Selections.

  • Champagne Sponsor
  • SUF Competition Wine  Sponsor
  • Cocktail Challenge Sponsor
  • VIP & Fan Favorite Sponsor
  • Sommelier Grant Award Sponsor
  • Marketing Agency
  • Repour Wine Saver Sponsor

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