World Sight Day 2017

World Sight Day: #MakeVisionCount

This year, Combat Blindness International invites you to explore your other senses as we host a blindfolded beer, tea, and cheese tasting. Led by Hoby Whedler, a flavor scientist and wine educator who has been blind since birth, this tasting will be a guided experience in life without sight and the smell, taste, and feel of some the best products Madison has to offer.

CBI will be partnering with Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. to provide beer and Macha Tea Company to provide tea.


Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:30pm – 8:30pm


Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562


Wonderful international food from the areas we serve, followed by a curated, blindfolded tasting of beer or tea and cheese.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Henry "Hoby" Whedler

Learn more about Henry “Hoby” Whedler

Wedler is a flavor scientist and a wine educator who’s been leading blind wine tastings at the Francis Ford Copolla Winery since 2011 – but unlike the majority of his audience, he’s been legally blind since birth. Hoby recently graduated with his PhD in organic chemistry and works in the wine industry full time. At just 28, he was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Drink in 2016.

Register For World Sight Day

Choose either beer or tea for your blind tasting experience. Each option includes cheese as part of your tasting because … this is Wisconsin, after all.

View photos from 2016’s event

Guests Talking At World Sight Day 2016

View photos from 2015’s event by Kortney Kaiser Design

Dr. Suresh Chandra And Granddaughters At World Sight Day 2015