Sommelier Smackdown

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The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up...

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Cook & Corks: Food & Wine Pairing

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The art of food and wine pairing is a specialty at the Wine School. After all, we are the folks who created the two most popular food & wine classes in Philadelphia: the Sommelier Smackdown, and the Corked & Forked series of cooking classes. In “Cook & Corks” we invite a chef and sommelier to create a four-course food & wine tasting for you. It’s an unforgettable tasting experience, and one that any foodie will love.

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Sommelier Smackdown

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The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up...

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Sommelier Smackdown

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The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up...

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April Cooks: A Del Frisco’s Sommelier Smackdown and Much More

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Wow,  April Cooks at the Wine School! Every month, we run a full week of cooking classes, food & wine pairing classes, and –of course– the Sommelier Smackdown! In this post, we have supplied you with all the details, from bios of our competing sommeliers to the BEST wine pairings of the week (as voted by our students), and recipes for all the tasty dishes I created especially for the week. Cheers! Sommelier Jeffrey Mayfield Jeffrey Mayfield’s career didn’t...

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Sommelier Smackdown

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The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up...

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Sommelier Smackdown

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The Wine School’s signature event! Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner. Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up...

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Food and Wine Week at the Wine School

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  Next week is Food and Wine Week at the Wine School of Philadelphia.  Beginning on November 18th, three sommeliers and one chef  will create over one hundred wine pairings based around a fresh new four-course menu. Fresh Herb Salad. Ginger and Miso Vinaigrette Lobster pot pie. Fennel, fresh Maine lobster, local cream. New England Dinner. Pastrami cured short ribs, turnips, laurel and Komatsuna Caved-aged Hard Cheeses.  On Monday, we will be having a cooking & wine...

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September’s Food & Wine Menu

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Working on the menu for next week’s culinary and cooking classes. That includes the Corked & Forked Cooking Class, the Sommelier Smackdown, and my personal favorite, the  Cook & Corks class. With butternut squash coming into the markets this week, I will probably do a caramelized squash with mignonette pepper. That will play on the sweet/savory elements I really love to play with in the early autumn. Just a dash of cinnamon will keep it nicely balanced and...

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