I am Andrew Jaeger, a Certified Specialist of Wine and the owner of Somm1.
My greatest joy is to share my wine knowledge and experience with those desiring a Sommelier-guided tasting experience. A Certified Sommelier not only has an understanding of wines from California, but from around the world.
No matter what region we choose for your event, you can make it a cultural experience with distinctive wines from Italy, France, and the New World.
I can assure that you and your guests will enjoy an unforgettable and informative evening
A wine tasting with the guidance of a truly exceptional sommelier is a wonderfully enriching experience. The knowledge and passion for wine that Andrew will bring to your event is sure to have a powerful impact on those in attendance. Not only will he create and elegant and informative atmosphere, but will inspire your guests to discover a love and appreciation for fine wine that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
Somm1 covers a broad range of wine regions, interesting varietals, and celebrated winemakers to offer a sophisticated and informative experience centered on guest preferences. The cultural experience is best experienced with visual images that can be provided with a looping video of the winery. Most wineries are family owned and operated which creates a personal and endearing connection to those who share in their wine. Moreover, wine is produced in regions that are idyllic and picturesque. Allowing your guests to make a visual connection with the winery is a powerful way to transcend them into the romantic world of wine.
Somm1 also offers photography options provided by Aperture Promotions. The impact of professional photography on an event is immeasurable. Everyone enjoys seeing their picture with close friends at an event and having a visual keepsake of the joy they experienced at the party. The photos also provide the option to share with family and friends on social media. Photography is one of the best ways to receive recognition for the effort and cost you contribute to providing your friends, family and business associates with an unforgettable evening.
Themed parties can be a fun way to explore aspects of different types of wine more in depth. Ideas for themed wine events include selecting wines from a certain location, selecting wines of a specific varietal or a range of wines from a specific vineyard. The options are limitless. Themed wines tastings provide an opportunity to really understand the subtleties of a specific type of wine. This would be a great way to truly educate the palate.
A wine dinner incorporates the refinement of a gourmet, multiple course meal with carefully selected wines to compliment the flavor of each course. Andrew has developed relationships with local chefs and caterers who understand the nuance of fine dining and the attention to detail that is needed to create a truly remarkable wine dinner. Working hand in glove with these culinary professionals, Andrew will craft a dining experience like no other.
Each course will include a carefully selected wine to complement the flavor of each culinary offering. The end result will be a dinning experience like no other. Andrew has the experience to provide wine dinners in a large banquet setting, but also in a more intimate setting in his clients homes. What better way to show your close friends and family that you care than by providing them a unique dinning experience like no other in the comfort of your home. Contact Andrew today for more information and to start planning your next event.
Here is a helpful visual aid created by Wine Folly. Those of you from NY should find the aesthetic appealing. While this only scratches the surface of what complexity wine has to offer, it is a good starting point. If you have never been to a wine tasting before, taking some time to learn the basics will make the experience far more enjoyable for you. It will also help you to remember some of the more complex elements that we will cover.