2012 Wine Ride™ NOLA – The Race for the Perfect Pairing™
Wine Ride™ NOLA challenged 5 Top New Orleans Sommeliers to prove their pairing skills under pressure. View each SOMM Video below (thanks to The Drink Show.TV) to see who you feel provided the best wine and food pairing education!
NOLA Sommeliers who competed are (left to right):
John Mitchell of Restaurant Stella, Molly Wismeier of Restaurant R’Evolution, Dan Davis of Commander’s Palace, Sara Kavanaugh of Windsor Court Hotel, and Chris Ycaza of Maximo’s Italian Grill.
Sommeliers traveled by car to select Pairing Venues where they assigned their “perfect pairing” with a premier selection of wines and food items they were presented upon arrival. The Pairing Venues included New Orleans favorites like Commander’s Palace, St. James Cheese Company, La Petite Grocery, and Boucherie.
Judges Craig Collins, MS and Devon Broglie, MS
Keeper Collection was proud to have two Master Sommeliers, of only 129 in North America and only 197 worldwide, as the Judges for the 2010 Wine Ride NOLA. Craig Collins, MS and Devon Broglie, MS who determined the Winner of the Wine Ride Competition. Ultimately, the winning Sommelier will have been chosen as providing the most educational and informative food and wine pairings.
Wines from all over the world were specially selected for the event from Wine Partners: Martin Wine Cellar, Dalla Terra Wines, Selection Becky Wasserman, La Famiglia Corona, Uncorked, Purveyor of Fine Wines, Lirette Selections, and Glazer’s.
Thanks to our NOLA community Restaurant Partners below for supporting this event.
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