2018 Sommelier Punchdown, photo by JWessel Photography

UpcomingEat Drink RI Festival 2019 Sommelier Punchdown

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  • April 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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General Admission $50.00 (USD)  

2018 Eat Drink RI Festival Sommelier Punchdown, photo by JWessel Photography
2018 Eat Drink RI Festival Sommelier Punchdown, photo by JWessel Photography

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 RI’s wine world.

2018 Champion Ali Innes of bin 312 wine cellar will be returning to battle it out with three new Certified Sommeliers!

Returning chefs include: Terence Feury of Forty 1° North, Ashley Vanasse of Easy Entertaining and Benjamin Sukle of birch and Oberlin.

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.

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2018 Eat Drink RI Festival Sommelier Punchdown, photos by JWessel Photography
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Eat Drink RI Festival: April 25 – 28, 2018 | All-Local Celebration of Everything Edible returns for a 7th Year

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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 [….]

Eat Drink RI Festival 2017

ExpiredSommelier Smackdown!

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  • April 25, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eat Drink RI Festival 2017

This year’s festival kicks off with Rhode Island’s first Sommelier Smackdown! at the gorgeous, newly renovated Café at Easy Entertaining! Co-hosted by Certified Sommeliers Ian Magiros of M.S. Walker and Jonathan Feiler of Rhode Island Distributing, this brand new event will pit a handful of our state’s best Certified Sommeliers 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 judges will tally the points of all three components of the competition to decide who reigns supreme in RI’s wine world.

Competitors in this first Sommelier Smackdown!:

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 Smackdown! tickets are $50 and include wine tastings, food & wine pairing, and hors d’oeuvres.

Interview with Michael Greenlee, Wine Director of The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, September 21 – 23, 2012

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The 7th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival returns on September 21st through 23rd and this year it has a new company, Plate + Decanter, producing the event with The Preservation Society of Newport County. To help coordinate the most important aspect of the Festival—the wine—long-time wine professional Michael Greenlee has been brought in as [….]