Celebrate winter’s retreat and the arrival of spring with an exquisite five-course wine dinner in COAST, with expertly paired wines from The Spire Collection. The chefs of Ocean House have crafted a spectacular menu, and you’ll hear from the evening’s very special guest: John Blazon, Master Sommelier of The Spire Collection.
The Spire Collection is the pinnacle of the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, representing four decades of investment in the vineyards, people, and places that craft these unforgettable wines.
Reservations are only bookable by telephone. Please call 401-584-7000 to reserve.
About John Blazon, Master Sommelier The Spire Collection: John Blazon MS is Vice President of Sales for the Spire Collection since February 2010. The Spire Collection is a luxury driven division representing the artisan brands from the Jackson Family. As its educational and sales brand ambassador, John travels the US to work with a talented team of sommeliers in key markets focusing on collector and AAA accounts to build and strengthen equity for a unique selection of handpicked brands. Blazon is the former wine director for Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. During his tenure, John was responsible for the development of wine concepts and standards, including product selection, service and training for 55 restaurants, 20 lounges, 18 resorts, 3 theme parks which also included Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. John received his master sommelier diploma from the International Court of Master Sommeliers, during a fall 2004 exam in London, England and became the 59th MS for the American Chapter. In 2003, Blazon’s efforts were applauded by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), which awarded its “America’s Best Wine Lists Special Innovation” honor to Walt Disney World Resort at the Monterey Wine Festival. In addition, Santé magazine named Blazon its 2003 “Wine Professional of the Year. John continued to develop educational courses for Disney’s food and beverage team which included the Disney sommelier certificate program in partnership with the Court of Master Sommeliers. More than 750 cast members passed the introductory certificate level since the training began in 2000, which is a greater number than any food and beverage organization in the world. In 2006, Blazon was recognized by The STARWINE International Wine Competition as their “Sommelier of the Year.” In 2008 and 2013, John was elected to serve on the board for the Court of Master Sommeliers and was appointed as an inaugural board member to the American Guild of Sommeliers.
All social distancing and safety protocols will be in place. Please note: tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable.