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!