Win Tickets to IWFF Sommelier Showdown

As part of next weekend's International Wine & Food Festival, some of DC’s top sommeliers will show off their wine smarts at the Sommelier Showdown on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.

And because I know how much you fab readers love to eat and drink, Metrocurean has two pairs of tickets to give away — a $300 value per pair.

To enter: Leave a comment with a favorite wine before 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6. I'll randomly choose two winners, who will each receive two tickets, announced in the comment section Monday afternoon (so check back!). 

What's in store for the showdown? Sommeliers including Theo Rutherford of Fiola, Brent Kroll of Adour, Elli Benchimol of Chef Geoff’s and Guy Golan of J&G Steakhouse will compete to identify wines with hidden labels. 

To pair with the night's wines will be dishes created by Todd Gray of Equinox, Xavier Deshayes of the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (where the event will be held) and Jaime Montes de Oca of Zentan. 

Tickets to the Sommelier Showdown are available online at for $150.  

Good luck!