Private Regional Wine Class with Erik Segelbaum
Erik Segelbaum

The Experience

Travel the globe from the comfort of your wine glass. Take armchair travel to the next level by exploring a major world wine region through interactive guided tasting and education.

Choose from a topic, learn and enjoy from 4-6 wines. You can also bring your friends and host!

The Options

France

  1. General exploration of French Wine
  2. The Hidden Gems of France
  3. Bordeaux
  4. Burgundy
  5. Rhône Valley
  6. Loire Valley
  7. Alsace

Spain

  1. General Exploration of Spain
  2. Jeres - Xeres - Sherry

Italy

  1. General exploration of Italian Wines 2. The Hidden Gems of Italy
  2. Northern Italy
  3. Central and Southern Italy
  4. The 3 “B’s” - Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello 6. Sicily
  5. Tuscany
  6. Piedmont
  7. Friuli/Venezie/Giulia 10. Veneto

The United States

  1. General Exploration of California
  2. A Night in Northern California
  3. Oregon
  4. Washington State
  5. Virginia 6. New York

Portugal

  1. General Exploration of Portugal 2. Madeira
  2. Alentejo
  3. Douro Valley

Other Regional Explorations

  1. Israel
  2. Austria
  3. Germany
  4. Georgia
  5. South Africa
  6. Australia
  7. New Zeland
  8. South America

Your Host

Meet Erik Segelbaum, 2020 Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 Tastemaker and 2019 Food & Wine Magazine Sommelier of the Year. With nearly 3 decades of industry experience, he has a proven track record of success in the hospitality industry. This includes creating and running highly profitable, award winning and operationally efficient beverage programs, delivering enlightening staff and management training, effective revenue maximizing strategies, operational improvements, profitability amplification and more. Prior to founding SOMLYAY, Segelbaum served as the corporate beverage director for Starr Restaurants wherein he oversaw $100+ million/year in beverage revenue for 39 unique concepts.

Erik is an Advanced Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine (with distinction) with The Society of Wine Educators and Wine and Spirits Locations Specialist (with distinction). Erik’s hospitality experience includes 10 years as a fine dining chef and nearly two decades in front-of-house. Segelbaum is adept at managing the critical path for restaurant, hotel and venue openings. He has built and implemented nearly 30 opening beverage programs including training and directly managing large teams. His experience set includes everything from Michelin Star fine dining to fast casual to multi-unit concepts. Segelbaum is a wine educator with ongoing sessions at Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. as well as private and corporate events. Segelbaum lectures at many conferences including CIA’s Bev Pro, SommCon, VIBE, ABID, and more. Segelbaum is a wine journalist with recurring columns and content in multiple consumer and trade publications. Segelbaum serves as the Vice President of the United Sommeliers Foundation, a charitable fund that provides financial assistance to sommeliers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own (such as the global COVID-19 pandemic).

Important Notes

Wine is not included Erik will work with you on wine purchases, shipping, and more, so that you can have the right amount for your crowd. An additional fee is required for any weekend class ($300).

After redemption you will be contacted for scheduling, class selection and wine purchasing.

Private Regional Wine Class with Erik Segelbaum
Erik Segelbaum

The Experience

Travel the globe from the comfort of your wine glass. Take armchair travel to the next level by exploring a major world wine region through interactive guided tasting and education.

Choose from a topic, learn and enjoy from 4-6 wines. You can also bring your friends and host!

The Options

France

  1. General exploration of French Wine
  2. The Hidden Gems of France
  3. Bordeaux
  4. Burgundy
  5. Rhône Valley
  6. Loire Valley
  7. Alsace

Spain

  1. General Exploration of Spain
  2. Jeres - Xeres - Sherry

Italy

  1. General exploration of Italian Wines 2. The Hidden Gems of Italy
  2. Northern Italy
  3. Central and Southern Italy
  4. The 3 “B’s” - Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello 6. Sicily
  5. Tuscany
  6. Piedmont
  7. Friuli/Venezie/Giulia 10. Veneto

The United States

  1. General Exploration of California
  2. A Night in Northern California
  3. Oregon
  4. Washington State
  5. Virginia 6. New York

Portugal

  1. General Exploration of Portugal 2. Madeira
  2. Alentejo
  3. Douro Valley

Other Regional Explorations

  1. Israel
  2. Austria
  3. Germany
  4. Georgia
  5. South Africa
  6. Australia
  7. New Zeland
  8. South America

Your Host

Meet Erik Segelbaum, 2020 Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 Tastemaker and 2019 Food & Wine Magazine Sommelier of the Year. With nearly 3 decades of industry experience, he has a proven track record of success in the hospitality industry. This includes creating and running highly profitable, award winning and operationally efficient beverage programs, delivering enlightening staff and management training, effective revenue maximizing strategies, operational improvements, profitability amplification and more. Prior to founding SOMLYAY, Segelbaum served as the corporate beverage director for Starr Restaurants wherein he oversaw $100+ million/year in beverage revenue for 39 unique concepts.

Erik is an Advanced Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine (with distinction) with The Society of Wine Educators and Wine and Spirits Locations Specialist (with distinction). Erik’s hospitality experience includes 10 years as a fine dining chef and nearly two decades in front-of-house. Segelbaum is adept at managing the critical path for restaurant, hotel and venue openings. He has built and implemented nearly 30 opening beverage programs including training and directly managing large teams. His experience set includes everything from Michelin Star fine dining to fast casual to multi-unit concepts. Segelbaum is a wine educator with ongoing sessions at Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. as well as private and corporate events. Segelbaum lectures at many conferences including CIA’s Bev Pro, SommCon, VIBE, ABID, and more. Segelbaum is a wine journalist with recurring columns and content in multiple consumer and trade publications. Segelbaum serves as the Vice President of the United Sommeliers Foundation, a charitable fund that provides financial assistance to sommeliers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own (such as the global COVID-19 pandemic).

Important Notes

Wine is not included Erik will work with you on wine purchases, shipping, and more, so that you can have the right amount for your crowd. An additional fee is required for any weekend class ($300).

After redemption you will be contacted for scheduling, class selection and wine purchasing.

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