This is a young sommelier's adventure through wine, liquor and the world. You will find no ratings here. You will find somethings that are sometimes geeky, sometimes irreverent, and always presented in my own unique (and dyslexic) way. Hopefully, the content inspires exploration, a sense of adventure, a good icebreaker for conversation, and even a good sense of humor about the magical juice we call wine, the insane elixirs of ting the world of liquor, and the culture surrounding all of it. .

Monday, February 13, 2012

First Annual Sommelier Showdown

So, last Thursday (February 9th) was the first annual Sommelier Showdown at the Food & Wine Festival in DC. This showdown featured 5 local sommeliers going head to head with blind tasting. We had 9 wines and 20 minutes to identify them...Not an easy task. We had 3 white wines and 6 reds. The person who identified the most wines in the least time correctly, wins. Sounds simple right? Not so much!

No one got all of the wines right. Brent from Adour won with 7 wines right, Elli from Chef Geoff's came in second with 6 and I brought in third with my 5 right. Never have I been so excited to get a 60% (or almost, I rounded up!) Here are some of the pictures from the event. Hopefully, next year will be just as fun and maybe, a win for this DC Somm! And for those playing at home...look closely, those are PBR Cufflinks!

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