Think you know your wine? Test your palate against 12 of the country’s top wine experts at the first ever Sommelier Showdown presented by DinePrivate.com. Compete against these experts and other serious wine lovers in a blind wine tasting challenge for the title of America’s Best Blind Palate. Some of the participating sommeliers include: Some of the participating sommeliers include: Joe Campanale (dell'anima), Rajat Parr (RN74), Shelley Lindgren (A16 and SPQR), Michael Madrigale (Bar Boulud), Jonathan Pullis, MS (The Little Nell), Jordan Salcito (Nick and Toni's, East Hampton), David Lynch (Quince), Bobby Stuckey, MS, (Frasca Food and Wine), Richard Betts, MS, and many more.
In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive the coveted DinePrivate Tastevin Trophy and a trip for two to the 2011 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, with all-inclusive passes, airfare, and a hotel room. The competition will be held as an elimination-style challenge, with 6 to 8 rounds of blind tasting. Focus and difficulty will intensify as each round progresses. A committee of industry leaders, led by Joe Bastianich and Robert Bohr, will administer the competition and select the wines. May the best palate win.
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Stop by "Le French Lounge" at the Astor Center sponsored by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries before and after the Wine Seminars. Come and indulge in a taste of France!
All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted. Tickets to the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival are not tax deductible. The Festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.