Seminars attended by trade and press on June 24th and 25th at SommCon in Washington, D.C., a leading conference for sommelier-level education and training of wine professionals and serious enthusiasts. Masterclass “The Unknown Side of the Mediteranean” hosted by Master of Wine Sandy Block. Wines included: Carmel Winery “Kayoumi Vineyard” Riesling 2017, Yarden “Katzrin” Chardonnay 2017, Jezreel Valley Winery Argaman 2016, Recanati Winery Reserve “Wild Carignan” 2016, Tulip Winery “Reserve” Syrah, Teperberg Winery “Legacy” Petite Sirah 2014, Gva’ot Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve “Gofna”2016, Yatir Winery “Yatir Forest” 2014. Panel discussion “Digging into Unique Terroir GLOBAL” hosted by Master of Wine Jay Youmans. Wine included: Dalton Estate Grenache 2016. June 24th Petit Verdot Masterclass led by Masters of Wine Geoff Labitzke, Mary Gorman-McAdamas, and Jay Youmans Wines included: Jerusalem Vineyard ‘4990 Reserve Single Vineyard’ Petit Verdot 2016 and Yatir Winery Petit Verdot 2014.