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MASTER-CLASS Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines

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Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street Richmond
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Each year the Virginia wine industry holds one of the most stringent wine tasting competitions in the world to determine the top 12 wines in the state. For the first time ever at the Virginia Wine Expo, led by Certified Wine Educator and Sommelier Julie Dalton, you'll taste all twelve of 2017's highest ranking red & white Virginia wines, as chosen by over forty world-class judges.

Over 400 Virginia wines were entered into the competition.  

The seminar leader, 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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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets will be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

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