The LA Phil Announces Wednesday Winemaker and Somm Sundays Complimentary Wine Tastings at the Hollywood Bowl

Caroline Styne, winner of the James Beard Foundation. Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year 2018 | photo credit Greg Gorman (PRNewsfoto/Sodexo)

Caroline Styne, winner of the James Beard Foundation. Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year 2018 | photo credit Greg Gorman (PRNewsfoto/Sodexo)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today details of the debut of Somm Sundays, and the return of Wednesday Winemaker for the 2018 summer season at the Hollywood Bowl. This offering from Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine provides visitors an opportunity to participate in tastings of wines hand selected by Caroline Styne, winner of Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year 2018 by the respected James Beard Foundation.

“I’m pleased to bring my wine tasting series back for the Food + Wine program. Last summer guests embraced the discovery of these lesser-known artisanal winemakers from California, and it adds another dimension to the Bowl experience,” says Styne. “I have a great time pairing the winemakers with these performances. I can’t think of a better introduction to these wonderful winemakers that are among my favorites.”

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The complimentary wine-tasting series begins on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 5–7pm, in the Plaza Marketplace, at the Box Office Plaza. The series includes celebrated vintners and wine professionals Ryan Zotovich, Alex Steumpfig, Jeff FisherBabak ShokrianGraham TatomerCoral BrownGerald Casale, and Jerome Brenot.

Wines featured in the tastings are available for purchase at BAR 22 and other select Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine locations to enjoy during the concerts.

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Wednesday Winemaker Series Schedule:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Ryan Zotovich with Winc Wines
Show at 8pm:
Andrea Bocelli

Wednesday, July 18
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Alex Steumpfig of A-Frame Wines
Show at 8pm:
Seal with Orchestra • Corinne Baily Rae

Wednesday, August 1
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Jeff Fisher of Habit Wine
Show at 8pm:
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band • Melissa Etheridge • Dave Mahal

Wednesday, August 8
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Babak Shokrian of Shokrian Vineyards
Show at 8pm:
The Pink Panther – in Concert
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Wednesday, August 15
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines
Show at 8pm:
Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me • Savion Glover

Wednesday, August 22
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Coral Brown of Brown Estate
Show at 8pm:
Queen Latifah • Common

Wednesday, August 29
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Gerald Casale of 50 X0 50
Show at 8pm:
George Benson • Ledisi • Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

Wednesday, September 5
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Wines from Jerome Brenot with La Grenouille Imports
Show at 8pm:
Juanes

Somm Sundays Series Schedule:

Sunday June 24, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Ann Miller, Chambers & Chambers Wine Distributor
Show at 7pm:
Father John Misty • Gillian Welch • Big Thief

Sunday July 15, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Helen Johannson, Wine Director, Animal Restaurant Group
Show at 7:30pm:
Dudamel and Verdi’s Otello

Sunday July 29, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Amy Christine, Kermit Lynch Wine Imports
Show at 7:30pm:
Annie

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Tom HunterRevel Wine (Wine Broker/Distributor)
Show at 7pm:
Bon Iver • TU Dance

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Tasting from 4:30–6pm:
Sandy Garber, Garber & Co Wine Distributor
Show at 6pm:
Smooth Summer Jazz

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Tasting from 5–7pm:
Taylor ParsonsWhole Cluster Beverage & Hospitality
Show at 7:30pm:
John Williams: Maestro of the Movies • 40th Anniversary Celebration

Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine is the successful partnership between the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Sodexo, a global food services company; and the local expertise of the Lucques Group, led by James Beard Foundation award-winners Chef Suzanne Goin and Restaurateur Caroline Styne. The combination allows patrons to have access to a variety of new food options across multiple price points.

For more information about the food and wine experiences now available at the Hollywood Bowl, please visit: hollywoodbowl.com/food+wine.

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