21 October 2020
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View the full list of winners here.


How does it work?

The Art Of Somms Challenge entry period was October 19th until Dec 8th. 

Step 1: Register and pick a style to represent. You’ll receive $50 to help you seek out and purchase your Bordeaux wine. It’s a chance to show off your skills at finding the perfect Bordeaux wine for any moment.

Step 2: tell everyone why YOUR Bordeaux wine selection is the best. Awaken your creativity and post your #theArtofSomms Bordeaux moment on IG. A variety of digital tools and stickers can help!

Step 3: Win prizes! 21 prizes will be awarded to the most creative, best Bordeaux moment, and most shared posts. 

Discover – Create – Inspire – Win

But what are the prizes?

A panel of Bordeaux Wines judges will review the posts and select winners based on the following criteria:

  1. Savoir Faire and Passion 
  2. Creativity and Originality 
  3. Engagement

6 Grand Prizes

Each winner will receive a gift card for $500 to be used toward a Bordeaux wine dinner with friends and/or family. 

15 Second Prizes 

Each winner will receive a gift card for $100 to be used toward a Bordeaux wine to enjoy with friends and/or family.

Guidelines for the submission

  • Include a clear image of your wine bottle (Crémant de Bordeaux, Rosé, Dry White, Sweet White, or Red) 
  • Use #TheArtofSomms, plus one of the following: a hashtag of your style (i.e. #graves, #drywhitebordeaux) or #bordeauxwines
  • Keep the submission to your own, original work – be creative! 
  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Don’t forget to keep your post public so that we can see and judge it 
  • Have fun and may the best wine professionals win!

And the winners are …

Thank you to everyone who participated in #theArtofSomms challenge! Here is the list of wine professionals who showed us why they are the best at what they do, including links to view the grand prize-winning posts. Be inspired to discover new ways to experience Bordeaux wines! 


Grand Prize Winners:

  • Lindsey Becker – #DryWhiteBordeaux @lindseybecker
  • Joseph Briand – #DryWhiteBordeaux  @1er_krewe (story posted as a highlight)
  • Hunter Hammett – #RedBordeaux @hunter_hammett
  • Robin Kelley O’Connor – #SweetWhiteBordeaux @rko_robinkelleyoconnor
  • Hai Tran – #DryWhiteBordeaux @sommsayhai (story posted as a highlight)
  • Tied: Miranda Elliot & Joyce Lin – #BordeauxRosé @sommelliot & @joyce_foodnwine

Second Prize Winners:

  • Alicia Ajolo @somms_justwannahavefun
  • Bruno Almeida @drummelier
  • Kaye Askins @kayeskins
  • Ellen Clifford @ellenclifford
  • Nicholas Daddona @sommnickdaddona
  • Lauren King @laurenbytheglass
  • Omar Lima @omar_limasommelier
  • Andrew McFetridge @andrewmcf
  • Ron Michaud @ronniethesommie
  • Jillian Riley @twohundredgallons
  • Amber Rill @rilltravels
  • Alex Ring @alax_rang
  • Kyle Roll @sigmaky
  • John Roussin @johnaroussin
  • Carrie Strong @carrielynstrong

View all posts on Instagram #theArtofSomms 

Congratulations to all the winners!

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