Social's Brad Ball chosen to participate in the regional Young Sommelier Competition

Social Restaurant and Wine Bar Proprietor, Brad Ball, has qualified to be apart of the regional Young Sommelier Competition.

Held in Greenville, SC on February 20th, Ball will be the sole participate from Charleston to qualify for the event. The top four sommelier’s at the regional competition will go on to compete at the national competition in May 2010.

Here's a little background on Ball:

After graduating from the College of Charleston in May 2004, he took over as General Manager of Poogan’s. Ball traveled extensively throughout the world, including spending a semester abroad in Annot, France, where he developed a keen interest in wine. After extensive study, Ball personally took it upon himself to expand and diversify the wine program at Poogan’s, growing the list to 250 bottles, 28 wines by the glass and adding a sophisticated 1500 bottle wine cellar.

For more on Ball, check out his biography section on the Poogan's Porch page, the restaurant where he began his career in wine.

Offering Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass, Social has become the preeminent wine bar of Charleston. Social is housed in a nineteenth century warehouse and features a stunning four-thousand bottle display cellar, where numerous exclusive wines are stored.

Want to try some of Ball's best vinos? Swing by Social Restaurant and Wine Bar located at 188 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston.