Conference Highlights – Master Level Wine Service

SWE Conference Highlights 2013
On Friday evening, Andrew McNamara, MS and David Glancy, MS presented a lively session entitled “Master Level Wine Service.”  The session featured two Master Sommeliers demonstrating standard wine service, Champagne service and decanting for sediment. Discussion topics included the Court of Master Sommeliers service standards, including the real-world and exam applications; as well as how specific service programs might differ based on house standards.
Here are a few photos from the session:
David Glancy and Andrew McNamara discussing the finer points of service.
David G and Andrew M Service Session
David Glancy demonstrating the importance of keeping one’s thumb and serviette over the cage and cork when opening Champagne.  As expected, this led to the liveliest debate of the session…the CMS service standards call for a quiet opening of a bottle of bubbly, yet the festive “pop” often leads to increased sales…
David G Service Session Bubbly
Andrew McNamara demonstrating cutting the bottle foil while using a decanting cradle.
Andrew Decanting Service
Andrew McNamara demonstrating (with humor) proper service equipment (or not) with his #1 (frist birthday?) candle.
Andrew Service Session
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2 Responses to Conference Highlights – Master Level Wine Service

  1. Carole Vitanis says:

    Hello. Would there be any opportunity of receiving a video copy of the Masters performing wine service and decanting? Or, would it be available to view online? Thank you for your consideration. Regards, Carole Vitanis

    • admin says:

      Hi Carole – We haven’t received the video back from the photographer/videographers yet, and we’re not sure how much of the session was actually recorded. Give us a week or so to find out! Cheers, Jane N.

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