Sommelier Bootcamp at The Broadmoor

March 8-10, 2013

Weekend Features Interactive Seminars Hosted by Master Sommeliers, Menu Pairings and A Multi-Course Dinner at Five-Star, Five-Diamond Penrose Room

The BROADMOOR invites wine aficionados and novices alike to the Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort for the  2nd annual Sommelier Bootcamp weekend, Mach 8-10, 2013.

Led by Head Sommelier for Summit Michael “Bucky” Buckelew, The BROADMOOR has created a three day exploration of the joys of wine, designed to elevate participants’ overall understanding and appreciation through interactive wine seminars, exploratory pairings and tastings and a multi-course winemaker dinner with Erika Abate from Bersona Winery in Piemonte at Summit.

FRIDAY, March 8:

A welcome reception in the Crystal Room, featuring sparkling wines and ports kicks off the weekend.

SATURDAY, March 9:

Throughout the day, guests partake in interactive seminars led by leading master sommeliers, with topics including:

·         Aroma Wheel, Language of a Sommelier and Tasting Like a Sommelier

·         Fun and Classic Wines from Around the World

·         Menu Pairing from a Sommelier’s Perspective

Saturday evening is capped with a three course dinner at award-winning Penrose Room, featuring two to three wine pairings per course.

SUNDAY, March 10:

Highlights of the day will include:

·         Italian Wines Seminar

·         Spanish Wines Seminar

·         Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairings

·         Wine Trivia and Gameshow

The weekend concludes with a winemaker dinner at Summit, The BROADMOOR’s modern American brasserie restaurant, with Erika Abate from Bersona Winery in Piemonte. This dinner is only available to those on the three night package.


“With our extensive team of over ten knowledgeable certified sommeliers at The

BROADMOOR, guests will experience first-hand the craftsmanship of a sommelier,” says Sommelier Bucky. “This is not only an educational weekend with exceptional wines and valuable one-on-one interaction with leaders in the industry, but will be great fun for everyone involved”.

The BROADMOOR offers guests a three night “Sommelier Bootcamp” package starting at $720 per person. One and two night packages are also available. Reservations for packages may be booked online by visiting The BROADMOOR or by calling 866.634.7711 ext. 5775.

{ Image Credit to The Broadmoor }

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