This fall, SommSelect’s Ian Cauble and David Lynch travel to 10 cities across the country to share great wines and the stories behind them—and maybe we’ll meet Martha Stewart!

Headlined by TV icon Martha Stewart and many big-name celebrity chefs—including Alex Guarnaschelli, ScottConant, and Mario Carbone—the USA Today Wine & Food Experience has added SommSelect Co-Founder Ian Cauble and Editorial Director David Lynch to its 10-city tour this fall, ensuring that attendees drink as well as they eat at the events. The tour kicks off on September 7th in Brooklyn, NY, and finishes at the end of November in Naples, FL, with stops in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Los Angeles (among others) in between. Ian and David will be leading wine seminars, opening great bottles, and sharing the SommSelect story with guests every step of the way, so if you find yourself at or near one of the tour stops (for a full event description and schedule, click here), please come join us!

We recorded a few videos to make the invitation feel more personal—hope to see you there!

 

Moroccan Wine: Old Country, New Frontier

The latest SommSelect adventure abroad was one we’ll never forget—and we brought the best wines back with us to keep the memories fresh. As a member of the SommSelect wine team, I’ve gotten to visit some of the world’s greatest wine regions and taste with legendary winemakers. But Ian Cauble added a wrinkle to this […]

Where to Drink Wine: Barcelona

Welcome to a new SommSelect blog series we’re calling Where To Drink Wine, in which we ask our intrepid sommelier friends to recommend the best wine-drinking places they’ve encountered during their travels. Today we welcome sommelier and writer Erin Rickenbacker, who runs the all-Spanish wine program at San Francisco’s Bellota—itself an excellent place to drink […]

Napa Valley Past & Present

Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser is a well-known lecturer, author, and wine educator who has mentored many MS candidates, including SommSelect’s Ian Cauble. Recently, he posted this piece on his personal blog and, with his permission, we’ve reproduced it here. Anyone with a love of both history and wine will appreciate Tim’s revisiting of a classic book […]

You Say Indigenous, I Say Autochthonous…The Best Native Grapes to Try Now

It’s a wide world of vitis vinifera out there, but which lesser-known native grapes are most worthy of more attention? We’re not two months into 2019, and already SommSelect has offered wines from grapes such as Pelaverga (Piedmont, Italy), Xinomavro (Macedonia, Greece), and Kékfrankos (Slovakia!). Oh, and Piedirosso (Campania, Italy) and Loureiro (Vinho Verde, Portugal), […]

What We’ve Learned:
Wine & Food Pairing

  Each of our daily wine offers contains a suggestion for a recipe to prepare with the featured wine. It’s not just because all of us at SommSelect share a love of cooking (and eating), but because we want to describe not just the “whats” and “wheres” of a wine but the “whys” and the […]