Season 1, Episode 7 of Eat Drink RI The Show, an interview series with guests from our local food & beverage community. In this episode, Eat Drink RI’s David Dadekian interviews Ian Magiros of M.S. Walker, a wine and spirits importer and distributor. We were also joined by wine friends Ali Innes and Jonathan Feiler. [….]
- April 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This year’s festival kicks off with Rhode Island’s second Sommelier Punchdown at the new event venue at Sprout CoWorking! Co-hosted by Certified Sommeliers Ian Magiros of M.S. Walker and Jonathan Feiler of Ocean House, this event sees a handful of our state’s best Certified Sommeliers pitted against each other in a wine theory quiz, a blind wine tasting, and a collaboration with a local chef. Some of our favorite chefs will present small bites with a wine pairing that the sommeliers believe is the perfect complement. Guests will vote on the fan favorite pairing, and Magiros & Feiler will tally the points of all three components of the competition to decide who reigns supreme in the southern New England wine world.
2019 Punchdown competing Certified Sommeliers and their pairing chefs:
- 2018 Returning Champion Ali Innes of bin 312 wine cellar and Benjamin Sukle of birch and Oberlin
- Justin Bothur of Oyster Club and Ashley Vanasse of Easy Entertaining
- Joe Hageman of Cellarology and Chris Champagne of 84 Ale Works
- Nick Seminara of City Winery Boston and Terence Feury of Forty 1° North
If you’re passionate about wine and would love to learn more about how sommeliers refine their palates and sharpen their ability to recall wines, then this is the event for you.
Sommelier Punchdown tickets are $50 and include welcome bubbles & hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings and food & wine pairing.
2018 Eat Drink RI Festival Sommelier Punchdown, photos by JWessel Photography
Eat Drink RI Festival: April 25 – 28, 2018 | All-Local Celebration of Everything Edible returns for a 7th YearPublished on :
The 7th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival is a celebration showcasing the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders and food & drink artisans from across the region, this year’s Festival offers a brand new wine tasting experience, the return of Dinner by Dames, the largest food truck event in [….]
The Cocktail Challenge presented by The Westerly Pawcatuck Young Professionals Network. The event will showcase the growing cocktail culture in Westerly with eight competitors from some of Westerly’s best restaurants and bars.