Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Court of Master Sommeliers Offers Introductory Sommelier Course and Exam at Republic National Distributing Co.

Aspiring Master Sommeliers will head to the Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) for the Level I: held on Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18. Offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, the exam will be led by Master Sommeliers Scott Harper, beverage director of the Bristol Bar and Grille; Brett Davis, co-owner of Doc Crow’s and La Coop in Louisville; and Matt Citriglia, director of education of Vintage Wine Distributer in Ohio. There are only 118 Master Sommeliers in the United States.

The classes and exam will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. RNDC is located at 2300 Stanley Gault Parkway. The cost is $525. To register, visit www.mastersommeliers.org.

“We are honored to host such a prestigious event at the Republic National Distributing Company here in Louisville,” said Harper. “This sommelier examination will draw wine professionals from several states and it is an opportunity to showcase Louisville’s abundant and thriving culinary community.”

The Bristol Bar and Grille has been Louisville’s dining tradition since 1977. All five locations are open for lunch and dinner daily, and the Jeffersonville location offers late breakfast on Saturdays beginning at 11 a.m. The Bristol’s award-winning Sunday brunch is a renowned local favorite. Locations and phone numbers are: Highlands (502) 456-1702; Downtown (502) 582-1995; Hurstbourne Pkwy (502) 426-0627; Prospect (502) 292-2585; Jeffersonville (812) 218-1995; and Bristol Catering, (502) 584-3663. For more information, visit www.bristolbarandgrille.com.

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) is America’s second largest wine and spirits wholesaler. RNDC began as a single distributorship in 1898 in Pensacola, Fla. and now has operations in Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. RNDC employs more than 7,000 individuals nationwide. RNDC is an organization built on the strong foundations of long-term, well-established family owned companies. For more information, call (502) 254-8600 or visit www.rndc-usa.com.

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