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Wine Around the World: A Blind Tasting Showdown

Schedule: Friday, July 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pmPrice: $55.00Tickets Available: 29Venue: Epicurean Theatre
Event Information

Join us in the Epicurean Theatre for a night of blind tasting education and exploration! Kelly Cornett of A Cork in the Road, LLC is teaming up with Joe Herrig, Director of Education for Georgia Crown, to host a fun night of blind tasting battles and some stunning old- vs new-world matchups. Get ready to blind test your palate & try some new wines while comparing styles from various regions.

Tickets are $55 per person – each ticket includes tasting an educational lineup of 6 wines showcased throughout 3 rounds of blinded comparisons, a small cheese & charcuterie spread, and lots of wine wisdom from Kelly and Joe!

Plus, attendees who choose to dine at one of our restaurants after the event will receive 10% off food. Explore all our on-property dining options here.



Kelly Cornett of A Cork in the Road is a wine events and media consultant based in Atlanta with 10+ years of experience working in a wide range of roles in the wine industry from production to education. She used to manage a winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but now she serves as Atlanta’s local wine concierge by designing pairings for wine dinners, teaching classes, and hosting tasting experiences – both in-person and virtually. She also hosts the “A Cork in the Road” Podcast that highlights people who are shaping the Southeast wine industry. You can follow her for adventures and insights on Instagram and Twitter at @acorkintheroad. 

Joe Herrig is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and a Diploma candidate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He has over a decade of experience in the Atlanta wine wholesale industry, and currently serves as the Director of Education for Georgia Crown Distributing Company. Joe was a finalist in the 2022 Atlanta “Somm Smackdown” Blind Tasting competition, and has been practicing the skill formally for the past nine years.




Complimentary 2-hour valet validation is provided.




Ticket Price: $55

*Gratuity is already included in ticket price. Tax will apply during checkout.



*Third party ticketing sites are not affiliated with Epicurean Atlanta. Only tickets purchased on-property at the hotel front desk or online at www.epicureanhotelatlanta.com are valid for entry.