Société Mondiale du Vin
Many of our members have a special interest in wine as collectors, producers, and those learning more about wine or other crafted beverages. To accommodate those members, the Société Mondiale du Vin (“Mondiale”) was created to promote the enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of fine wines and crafted beverages.
The framework of Société Mondiale du Vin provides for professional and amateur participation, with one of its goals being to provide help, encouragement and support for the young professionals who are to be the best sommeliers of the future. The Chaîne conducts each year a competition to find the best young sommelier in the United States with the winner of that competition then participating in the international competition. The United States winner of the 2014 Competition was Jane Lopes, of New York, New York, who will compete in Copenhagen on September 19, 2014 for the Gold Medal in the International Competition, as the Best Young Sommelier in the World.