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THE SOCIAL SOMM

Wine for any & every occasion

SOMM SERVICES

A casual wine night. A big celebration. Storing a rare bottle of wine.

For any and all of your wine needs, I am here to help and offer guidance. 

All services can be customized based on your needs and preferences. 

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TESTIMONIALS

Thanks again for your attention to detail and dedication to finding us the same wines in 3 different states!

- C.B. (New York)

Thank you so much for making our event such a delight. The feedback was terrific. You were able to engage our group well and appreciate your passion for wine.

- B.M. (D.C.)

The information was enjoyable and more thorough than most. I really appreciated that the wines were tailored to my tastes and I was able to taste/learn about specific regions. The wines were great and I'll be purchasing them again for home consumption.  

- J.L. (New York)

Great job! I thought it worked out really well and the feedback has been very positive. 

- M.M. (D.C.)

I'm so glad it all came together and [...] everyone had a great time! Thank you for making it possible!  

- J.N. (D.C.)

Wine Tastings

- Corporate Happy Hour

- Staff Wine Training

- Ladies' Night In

- Holiday Gatherings

Enjoy a tailored lineup of wines and a guided tasting for you and your guests.

$35/person (min. 4 people)

$45 for 2 (private tasting)

*$30/person (min. 2 people)

*Healthcare Workers Special

Other Somm Services

- Food & Wine Pairing 

- Home Cellar Management

- Special Occasion Wines

- Wine Bottle Aging Guidance

 

Need to find the perfect wine(s) for a special occasion? Wondering when to drink that gem from your cellar? I can help select the perfect pairings and advise when to uncork that special bottle.

Wine Industry Needs

- Wine Program Consulting

- Inventory Assistance

- Cellar Organization

- Menu Item & Wine Pairings

If you don't have a wine professional on your payroll, contracting a consultant can boost your sales and beverage program. 

                                                                                                           

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"My only regret in

life is that I did not drink more wine"

- Ernest Hemingway

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ABOUT  MERCEDES

My genuine interest in wine began in 2013 and hasn't let up since! I started hosting "wine nights" for my friends and quickly realized that for me, wine was becoming more than just a hobby. 

A year after moving to D.C. for a job at a local university in 2017, I decided to jump into the food & beverage industry. In 2018 I received my Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier (CMS) Certificate and my first restaurant job as a Host/Reservationist at a Michelin-star restaurant in D.C. In 2019 I passed the WSET Level 3 exam (w/Merit) and was promoted to Wine Director of the Jefferson Hotel D.C.

I am currently a WSET Level 4 Diploma (DipWSET) candidate and plan to take the CMS Level 2 exam, along with numerous other wine-related classes and courses to further my education. 

 

I created The Social Somm as a means of combining my two passions: event planning and wine! My hope is to create experiences that help others fall more deeply in love with wine, one sip at a time. 

-Cheers!

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