Somm Madness Tournament
Powered by DineAmic Group, Somm Madness brings together the nation's wine and sommelier community along with wine enthusiasts for a blind tasting tournament unlike any other. Sixty-four individuals will go head-to-head to advance to the championship round with the ultimate hope of taking home the grand prize: $10,000 cash.
April 14, 2019
4pm - Tailgate Tasting
6pm - Somm Madness Tournament
222 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60601
Tailgate Tasting Party
Prior to the tournament kick-off, the 1st annual Tailgate Tasting Party will feature over 200+* wines in a walk-around reception in addition to grand food display of DineAmic's signature bites by Siena Tavern, Prime & Provisions, Bar Siena, BomboBar & more. All ticketholders are invited to watch the Somm Madness tournament and enjoy passed bites. Purchase via "Ticket" Tab
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation's Impact Programs.
*Tailgate Tasting Wineries Include...
A to Z, Achaval Ferrer, Albert Bichot, Alexander Valley, Antinori, Argot, Banfi, Beckham, Belle Glos, Bertani, Blackbird, Bruno Giacosa, Cade, Cakebread, Caymus, Chappellett, Charles Heidsieck, Charles Smith, Chateau le Nerthe,Cloudy Bay, Daou, Donnafugata, Duckhorn, Dutton, Goldfield, Faust, Fetzer, Flowers, Foxen, Franciscan, Fredrick Wildman, Gallo, Heitz, Henriot, Hess, Hourglass, Hyland, Inglenook, Jackson Family, Jordan, Joseph Phelps, Justin, Laurent Perrier, Martin Ray, Moet Hennessey, Montes Alpha, Mt Veeder, Odette, Orin Swift, Pahlmeyer, Palm Bay, Paul Hobbs, Plumpjack, Rex Hill, Ridge, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Santa Margarita, Scarpetta, Shafer, Shannon Ridge, Siduri, Silver Oak, Simi, St Suprey, Tattinger, Terlato, The Prisoner Wine Co, Trinchero, Van Duzer, Vietti, Westmount, Whispering Angel, Winderlea
Each Participant Will Partake In A Blind Taste Test & Have A Specified Amount of Time To Provide Written Answers In Accordance with CMS Standards. Winner Advances To The Next Round.
Round 1: 64
32 Matches • 1 Wine • 90 seconds
Round 2: 32
16 Matches • 1 Wine • 90 seconds
Round 3: Sweet 16
8 Matches • 2 Wines • 3 minutes
Round 4: Elite 8
4 Matches • 2 Wines • 3 minutes
Round 5: Final 4*
2 Matches • 2 Wines • 3 minutes
Round 6: Championship*
1 Match • 2 Wines • 3 minutes
*Participants must provide answers verbally in accordance with CMS Standards
All contestants and spectators must purchase Tailgate Tasting ticket. See 'TICKET' tab