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On March 20th, more than 3.3 million hospitality professionals were laid off in an effort to keep our communities safe. These professionals now rely entirely on unemployment to pay their bills and feed their families. This temporary project was designed to bring newly unemployed and Covid-affected Sommeliers around Austin directly to your home. Join us as we explore the world of wine with you one class at a time!

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Early Sign Up: August Wine Classes

Be the first to sign up for one of our online weekend wine classes taught by a sommelier! This month we’re learning about Sake, unconventional grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc made from around the world, and breaking down Beaujolais!

Sign Up: Sake Class with Mandi, Benefiting Austin Shift Meal

In the last month, the Stay-at-Home Somm project has pivoted to include sommelier-led beverage classes to support local non-profits. Austin Shift Meal has been providing meals for unemployed service industry workers who are facing food scarcity. Partnering with local restaurants, this initiative is organized and led by resident wonder woman, Mandi Nelson. Mandi will be guiding us through the world of Sake to raise funds for Austin Shift Meal.

Black Professionals of Wine: Black Winemakers, Winery Owners, Importers and More

June 13th at 12:30pm CST: Join Lucas and Dhruv, two of our certified sommeliers, as they highlight some of the names, the faces, and stories of amazing black professionals and their wines. We will emphasize the importance of understanding who is behind the bottle and have a conversation about the barriers black people face entering and thriving in the industry. By bringing awareness we hope to bolster black owned businesses and bring greater diversity and selection to the wine world in Austin and beyond.


  • The selflessness of what y’all are doing has helped me keep my phone bill up to date and internet working in order to continue searching for a lucrative job. Thank you so so much. It will not be forgotten. 

    Cam, TipShare Recipient

  • Dear Somm Team,

    Thank you so much for your generosity. It is these acts of kindness that keep us all moving forward in this difficult time. 

    Cara, TipShare Recipient

  • Thank you so much!  
    I will be immediately applying these funds to this month’s bills, specifically toward insurance in the open marketplace as I lost my workplace insurance.

    Andrew, TipShare Recipient