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Pair Of Master Sommeliers Present Portfolio Of Wines

Set aside the evening of Thursday, March 8, for an event sure to surprise and delight as you speak with Master Sommeliers Fred Dame and Kevin Vogt, two of only 229 people worldwide to earn a Master Sommelier diploma, the highest level of achievement, from The Court of Master Sommeliers. Masters Dame and Vogt, in concert with the E. & J. Gallo Winery, will curate an exceptional selection of wines, representing an international portfolio from regions featured in the film Somm: Into The Bottle.

The wine and dine portion of the event begins at 5:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto and the film begins at 7:15 p.m.

Wines will be paired with hors d’oeuvres prepared by the region’s most skilled chefs, after which Masters Dame and Vogt will conduct a Q&A. The documentary, Somm: Into The Bottle, which concludes this evening of learning, tasting and dining features both men in a whirlwind tour that takes viewers through the steps leading up to the most prestigious designation possible: The Master Sommelier diploma from The Court of Master Sommeliers.

For online ticket sales go to To purchase your tickets by phone call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets for this special event are $45 per person.