July 24th 2015 saw the graduation ceremony of the Los Angeles class of 2014 WSA/NASA Silver-Pin Certified Sommeliers. The ceremony and toast was held at Obicá Century City and featured sponsor Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG and sparkling rosé wines.
"You have just bought yourself a whole deal of responsibility. Society will now look up to you to educate people on the ancient culture of wine, alcoholic beverages and fine dining, as well as the ancient discipline of the Sommelier. Your well earned pin is just the beginning." expressed Diego Meraviglia's (NASA Vice President & Director Of Education) opening speech - which was followed by NASA's traditional sabrage of a magnum.
The newly Certified Silver-Pin Sommeliers are :
LACEY DE VLAMING
Christian Barion achieved the "Best in Class" award and walking away with a hand made silver tastevin.
The North American Sommelier Association and the WSA (Worldwide Sommelier Association) would like to congratulate these individuals on their brilliant achievement as well as those who did not make it this round.