The event will be held again in the historic barrel room at the Culinary Institute of America. You will visit tasting stations where the wines from over 30 ASH wineries will be paired with savory bites prepared by ‘Rising Star’ students, as well as by esteemed winery chefs and St. Helena restaurants. Attendees serve as judges, tasting each combination and voting on their favorites throughout the evening.
They have assembled a team of judges who are industry professionals to taste through all of the pairings, and rate them on three criteria – Pairing, Taste, and Creativity – and they will be selecting recipients for the Critic’s Choice – Best Pairing awards. This year’s professional panel is composed of: Susie Heller, Leslie Sbrocco, Virginie Boone, Christopher Sawyer, and Soleil Ho.