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  • Jun. 19, 2018
  • The LA Phil Announces
    Wednesday Winemaker and Somm Sundays
    Complimentary Wine Tastings at the Hollywood Bowl
    Featuring Artisanal Winemakers

    Winemakers Hand-Selected by
    James Beard Award-Winner Caroline Styne,
    Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine’s Sommelier and Wine Director

    Wednesdays and Sundays, 5–7pm, in the Plaza Marketplace


    Caroline Styne | photo credit Greg Gorman

    LOS ANGELES, CA (June 19, 2018) – 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.”

    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 Fisher, Babak Shokrian, Graham Tatomer, Coral Brown, Gerald 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.

    Wednesday Winemaker Series Schedule:

    Wednesday, June 20
    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

    Wednesday, August 15
    Tasting from 5–7pm: 
    Wines from Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines
    Show at 8pm:
    Gregory Porter: Nat 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:

    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:

    Sunday, August 5, 2018
    Tasting from 5–7pm: 
    Tom Hunter, Revel 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 Parsons, Whole Cluster Beverage & Hospitality
    Show at 7:30pm:
    John Williams: Maestro of the Movies • 40th Anniversary Celebration

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards and was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


  • Contact:

    For the LA Phil: Sophie Jefferies,, 213 972 3422 
    Laura B. Cohen,, 310 867 3897 
    For The Lucques Group: Jannis Swerman,, 323 646 7981