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.
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.
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.