Celebrating its fifteenth year, TEXSOM has opened registration for TEXSOM 2019. The TEXSOM 2019 conference will take place August 18-20, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas.
TEXSOM 2019 will include presentations by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Certified Wine Educators and other industry experts. Seminars will include regional spotlights, variety intensives, industry/sommelier roundtable discussions, and a fascinating seminar on the complexities of tea. The sessions will concentrate on wine, but also include sake, beer, coffee, tea, and other beverages.
Some of this year’s seminars include:
- What is a Flaw?
- Natural Fermentations
- Tasting Wine in a Post-Modern World
- Aging Rosé
- Exploring Your own Backyard: Hybrids, Fruit Wines, Heritage Cider, Mead, and New Styles
TEXSOM is the only conference with presenting sponsors from four of the major wine education and certification organizations in the world: Court of Master Sommeliers – Americas, GuildSomm, Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and SommFoundation. The conference is expected to draw at least 1,200 attendees, of which the majority will be sommeliers, retailers and wine buyers.
The event will offer participants a chance to attend 30 different seminars, presented by over 60 leading subject matter experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to evaluate thousands of wines during the conference, including more than 400 wines at the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception.
In addition, the conference will again host the TEXSOM Best SommelierCompetition, which is a challenge to young sommeliers to pit their knowledge and expertise against their peers’. As in years past, the competition will be open to qualified candidates who reside in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The winners of the contest will be announced at the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception on the closing night.
Attendees will have the opportunity to read about a selection of TEXSOM International Wine Awards medal-winning wines in the conference program, which will include articles and descriptions about the competition and the wines. In addition, two networking suites, open to sommelier and trade attendees, will highlight a selection of these medal-winning wines. Finally, participants will have the option to peruse 13 wine tasting exhibitions nightly, ahead of the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception on the final evening of the conference.
The registration fee for TEXSOM 2019 is $525 and includes attendance in conference and educational seminars, lunches, access to networking suites, and admittance to the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception. Rooms are available at the conference venue and host hotel, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. In addition, special rates are also available at OMNI Mandalay Las Colinas, La Quinta by Wyndham Dallas – Las Colinas, and Holiday Inn Las Colinas. To register, interested parties should visit the newly redesigned http://www.texsom.com