2019 TEXSOM BEST SOMMELIER COMPETITION

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The TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition was judged by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine from around the globe during the TEXSOM conference. We accepted applicants from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico to compete for the title of TEXSOM’S Best Sommelier 2019. The competition was held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, and the winners were announced on Tuesday, August 20th at the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception. The competition included a tasting exam, practical service exam and written theory exam.

Congratulations to the three winners! The following Scholarships were rewarded from the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation to be used for a Court of Master Sommeliers certification program. Congratulations

  • 1st  Place: $2,500 Scholarship
  • Christina Walther; Jeffrey’s Restaurant, Austin, TX

  • 2nd  Place:  $1,500 Scholarship
  • Skyler Ring; Jeffrey’s Restaurant, Austin, TX

  • 3rd  Place: $1,000 Scholarship
  • Austin Farina; Jeffrey’s Restaurant, Austin, TX

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Conference Venue and Host Hotel

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is a proponent of the beverage and hospitality professions and of training and education.

For these reasons, the resort has been a major sponsor of the TEXSOM Conference from its inception.

A limited room block is available at the Four Seasons to registered conference attendees only. Rates range from $235 to $255 per night. Click here to reserve your room

Additional Recommended Accommodations

Omni Mandalay Hotel

Room block available from $169 per night

Reserve your room by calling (972) 556-0800

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Reservation cut-off: July 18, 2019

221 East Las Colinas Ave.
Irving, TX 75039

La Quinta by Wyndham

Room block available from $109 per night

Reserve your room by calling (866) 527-1498

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Reservation cut-off date: by 6:00pm CDT, July 31, 2019

4225 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038

Holiday Inn Las Colinas

Room block available for $109 per night

Rates include:
Buffet breakfast per day
Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the Holiday Inn Las Colinas
Complimentary parking

Reserve your room by calling (972) 659-1600

Please mention TEXSOM
Reservation cut-off date: by 5:00pm CDT, July 26, 2019

110 W.John Carpenter Free-way Irving, TX 75039