Uncork a World of Wine


Uncork a World of Wine is WACT's annual fundraising event. Held in the summer, we bring in one of the region's best sommelier and provide you with a great, enriching summer wine-tasting experience. 

Join us in the future for camaraderie and a fine sampling of the world's best wine!

Below are our featured sommelier who presented for Uncork a World of Wine.

Mackenzie Parks

Sommelier, El Gaucho Seattle

Mackenzie Parks is the Wine Director for El Gaucho Seattle.


Mackenzie worked and learned from some of the top chefs in the U.S. before transitioning her concentration to service in the front of the house.  A unique opportunity to attend The Wine School in Koblenz, Germany opened a door to a new path in her career and since graduating their wine course and then attaining a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University she has gone on to achieve her Advanced Sommelier Certification with The Court of Master Sommeliers.  She is currently working towards earning her Master Sommelier Certification. Besides her wine studies, Mackenzie finds joy in helping people create life long memories at Seattle’s most unique and indulgent steak house, El Gaucho Seattle.


Mike Veseth

The Wine Economist


Mike Veseth noted author, world traveler and wine blogger. Mike has written over a dozen books. His 2011 offering, Wine Wars, was named a wine book of the year and a Best American Wine Book by Gourmand International. He often speaks on and blogs about the state of the wine industry.

You can learn more about Mike here - and take a look at his blog, The Wine Economist.

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