WINE RIVAL (formerly 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: $15,000 cash.
The event kicks off with the Tailgate Tasting, a curated walk-around reception taking place prior to and during the tournament. The tasting event features up to 300 world-renowned wines and spirits such as Daou, Jordan, St Suprey, Chappellet, Flowers, and many more in addition to small bites all included with a general admission ticket. All ticket holders can watch the tournament while the 64 registered competitors try their luck at the tasting tournament led by renowned judges.
Much like any sporting/concert event, a jaw-dropping introduction complete with audiovisual effects captivates the audience before the competition and sets the tone for the evening. The 2022 event will feature none other than Jim Nantz, the announcer for the Super Bowl, March Madness, The Masters, and many more of the most iconic sporting events.
WineRival has quickly progressed into the world’s most exciting wine event!
For a chance to compete in Wine Rival, visit our Compete page.
A portion of ticket sale proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs.