Bottoms Up

Beer and wine in the Bay Area and beyond

Livermore’s annual Taste of Terroir July 22

By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 5:21 pm in Corkheads.

Taste of Terroir

For the third consecutive year, I have the honor of judging Livermore Valley’s Taste of Terroir, an event that connects 20 or so wineries with local chefs in the ultimate food and wine pairing challenge. Iron Chef? Call this Iron Pairing. It takes place from 6 to 9 July 22 at the Palm Event Center in Livermore. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased on the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association web site.

Last year Ruby Hill Winery and Casa Real at Ruby Hill won the Judge’s Best when they paired a sultry 2007 Estate Reserve Zinfandel with a divine Summertime Braised Pork with Blueberry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Carrot-Ginger Slaw.

Need I say more? The dishes are innovative. The wines are powerful. But do they always work together? You decide. The public votes, too, and winners are announced around 8:15 p.m.

This year I’ll be joined by “Check Please” TV host Leslie Sbrocco (girl crush!) and fellow Bay Area food and wine writer W. Blake  Gray.

[You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.]