Sommelier and Magic 

What is a Sommelier?

A sommelier, or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. The role is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter: In fine dining, today the role is strategically on a par with that of the executive chef or chef de cuisine.

Ben Silver’s Sommelier & Magic Experience at your next event is a true luxury experience unlike any other Wine & Magical Performance. As Ben Silver is the world’s ONLY Magician and Certified Sommelier, he is the only person who can provide a service of this caliber. Hyatt Luxury Brands, Old Surety Insurance, and Edward Jones Financial are just a few of the corporations that have chosen Ben Silver’s Sommelier and Magic Experience to share with colleagues and clients. Mentalist powers, sleight of hand, and wine magic can all be expected during the evening’s program. What better way to show your gratitude to your partners, clients, family, and friends than by indulging in great wines while witnessing world class magic.

A perfect fit as corporate dinner entertainment, sales retreat entertainment, client appreciations, or as private party entertainment at home or on the yacht featuring walk around magic or a stand up magic show with family and friends. A customized wine tasting or wine dinner and magic experience is sure to provide the ultimate unique upscale experience.

Some examples of tastings and wine pairings offered are…

  • Winery portfolios
  • Multiple varietal: red, white, rose or all three
  • Old World vs New World
  • Specific country and or region and its varietals
  • Vertical or horizontal tastings

For additional information about Wine Sommelier and Magic Performances and Dinner Packages contact Ben

Sommelier and Magic Experiences

Wines Tastings

Wine Tastings are always fun but the element of magic takes it to another level. Magic can be interweaved between wines in a flight or performed after the tasting. The tasting can be as in-depth and informative as the host wants. Choose from either a simple, relaxing tasting where a couple of tasting notes and stories of the wines and wineries are given; to a very educational experience which discusses how wine is made, how to taste, and how soil, climate, and regional variations affect the wines. There is also a happy medium. Contact Ben with questions.

Wine Dinners

Magic and Sommelier dinners typically feature 3-5 course meals with a wine to pair with each course. The host will dictate how educational they want the wine dinner to be. Magic options can include but are not limited to.

Close-up strolling magic during the cocktail hour featuring sleight of hand illusions.

Table side magic throughout the dinner incorporating mentalism, sleight of hand, card tricks, and wine illusions.

A Stand-up Magic Show/ Stage Magic Show featuring mentalism, sleight of hand, modern day card tricks, and other impossibilities at the end of the dinner when the last course of wine and dessert has been served.