2017 Somms Under Fire

2017 Somms Under Fire-January 29, 2017, Austin, Texas

2017 Somms Under Fire, a Wine and Food Pairing Competition, will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. The Winner of Somms Under Fire will win a one-week Wine Internship in Burgundy, compliments of Becky Wasserman Selections, along with a travel grant from the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas.

Stay tuned here for upcoming news on the 2017 Somms Under Fire event!



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2015 Citywide 86'd

Keeper Collection and Chefs Under Fire partnered with Uchi, Uchiko, and The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas on Citywide 86'd, an Austin competition where 4 aspiring Chefs competed for the 2015 Title. This event was held on Monday, June 15 in the Tejas Room of the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. The winner of the 2015 Citywide 86'd Competition was Chef Joel Garza from St. Philip in Austin.

Find out more about 2015 Citywide 86'd & Chefs Under Fire here.

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2014 Wine Ride- The Oregon Trail

Keeper Collection hosted the 2014 Wine Ride – The Oregon Trail, a Wine and Food pairing event. This year, Wine Ride has been taken to a whole new level as a weekend-long, three-part event spanning across Texas. The event began in Houston at Kipper Kitchen Test Club on October 18, 2014, and in Austin with food from Trace Restaurant & W Austin Hotel, on October 20, 2014. Oregon Wines from Chapter 24 Vineyards and Raptor Ridge were featured. In Dallas/Fort Worth, the event will be at Clay Pigeon Food and Drink with food by Chef Marcus Paslay.

Find out more about 2014 Wine Ride here.