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Great news! 2016 Somms Under Fire Contestant Entrant testing is in process and the 3 Finalists (and 3 Alternates) will be announced Monday, December 14, 2015 on Twitter @KeeperColl and on Keeper's Facebook page. Keep coming back here to get updates on this event to be held on January 24, 2016 in Austin at the ATT Executive Education & Conference Center.

A wine and food pairing competition

If you’re a Wine and Food lover, you know that the Perfect Pairing can truly make or break a meal. No matter which comes first, the food or the libation, knowing the Basics of Pairing is a critical component of getting the most out of a culinary experience.

Congratulations to the winner of Somms Under Fire 2015, Advanced Sommelier James Watkins!


Somms Under Fire Tio Pepe Fino Sherry Cocktail Challenge

Have fun at home making the cocktails created by each contestant. Click here to get the recipes.

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Courses Featured at Somms Under Fire 2015

Course 1: Charred Broccoli with White Bean, Mushroom Confit, Preserved Lemon, Poached Egg, & Gulf Bottarga - Chef Jason Stude, Boiler 9 Bar + Grill

Course 2: Roasted Pork Loin, Sunchoke, Endive, Tangerine, Curry Mustard - Chef David Bull, Congress Austin

Course 3: Antonelli's Cheese Selection

Wines Featured at Somms Under Fire 2015

2013 Chappellet Chenin Blanc

2013 Patrick Puize Chablis “Terroir Découverte”

2012 Prager Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Hinter der Burg

2013 Château Coupe Roses “Frémillant” Minervois Rose

2011 Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir

2011 Féraud-Brunel Rasteau

2010 Domaine Pierre Guindon Coteaux D’Ancenis Cabernet Franc

2012 Lioco ‘Indica’ Carignan

2012 Secateurs, Red Blend

Which of the 3 Finalists has what it takes to be the Somms Under Fire 2015 Champion?

2015 Somms Under Fire Finalists

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