Somm 3: PNW Showing

Somm 3: PNW Showing

A production of Forgotten Man Films, this is the latest release in the SOMM film series!
Screening presented by Medium Plus.
Egyptian Theater, Capitol Hill

6pm – Doors Open

7pm – Film Begins

9pm – Master Sommelier Q&A

All ages welcome. Paid parking available at the Harvard Garage.

Synopsis“While three of the greatest legends of wine meet in Paris to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, the best blind tasters in the world gather in New York City to settle an age-old argument about wine. In the end, the past and present slam into each other and the results could change the world of wine forever.”

Guest Speakers:

Featuring the three newest Master Sommeliers from the PNW, all of whom passed in September 2018

Elton, Tyler and James
Elton Nichols, MS
Master Sommelier Elton Nichols is the Vice Director of Wine at Canlis Restaurant, where he has been a part of the James Beard award winning wine team since 2013. Prior to his time at Canlis, Elton led the wine teams at the Pacific Club in Hawaii, and various restaurants area including Pearl Bar and Dining, Chandler’s Crabhouse, and Spazzo Italian Grill and Wine Bar.
When he’s not studying wine, Elton likes to spend his time running. A fan of a yearly Tough Mudder challenge, he runs marathons annually to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and 5ks for the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer. Elton lives in the PNW with his wife Kris and two sons, Max and Troy.
Tyler Alden, MS
Master Sommelier Tyler Alden fell into the restaurant industry by chance in the fall of 2001, spending the majority of his early career at the Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant & Satay Bar. Over the years he has assisted guests as a server, supervisor, manager, lead trainer, service captain, and Sommelier.
In 2011, he was recruited as Assistant Wine Director for the Purple Café & Wine Bar, and passed his certified Cicerone examination in 2014. Tyler now serves as Education & Training Director for the Heavy Restaurant Group’s locations throughout the greater PNW area. He also holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
James Lechner, MS
Master Sommelier James Lechner has been involved with restaurants for over 25 years. In 2009, James developed the wine program and helped open Bastille in Ballard with Chef Jason Stoneburner, Deming Maclise, and James Weimann. With the same group, he opened Stoneburner as a business partner in 2013. Lechner has traveled across the world to participate in various tastings and wine-related events. He sits on the Board of SommFoundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational opportunities to wine professionals.
Before his career in wine, Lechner earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Washington and an Economics degree from Villanova University. He is very active on the board the Ballard Alliance, and regularly contributes to various charitable organizations, including Auction of Washington Wines, Auction Napa Valley, JDRF Dream Gala, and others. James lives in Shoreline with his two children, August and Charlotte, and his wife, Rebecca. In between work and home, you can find him pushing the pedals of his road bike or hiking up Washington’s incredible peaks.

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