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DFW: How do Condiments Affect Wine Pairing?

How do Condiments Affect Wine Pairing?

Have you ever wondered how condiments affect wine pairing or why some pairings work and others do not? This month, Master Sommelier Melissa Monosoff will discuss the basic interactions of wine and condiments, and which pairings work. 

Melissa is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills at the top restaurants in Philadelphia as a cook, sommelier, bartender, and beverage director. She has been the Education Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers since 2013. 

Melissa earned her Master Sommelier Diploma in February 2010; she is the 17th woman in the world to hold this title. Philadelphia Magazine named her “Best Sommelier” two years in a row. Wine & Spirits Magazine recognized her as one of America’s “Best Young Sommeliers”, and she was a James Beard Foundation nominee for “Outstanding Wine Service”.

In 2018, she published her first book, Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know. In 2019, she published two Education Books for the Court of Master Sommeliers: The Introductory Sommelier Course Workbook and the Deductive Tasting Workshop Workbook.

In addition to her wine knowledge, Monosoff is a recognized name in the beer community, having completed her Certified Cicerone in June 2013. 

In 2020, Melissa was nominated as the Vinitaly International Wine and Spirts Competition (IWSC) “Wine Communicator of the Year”. 

The Process
Please have a small portion, about 1 tsp, of the following:
- Kosher salt
- Granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Hot sauce (e.g., Tabasco or Sriracha) 
- Lemon wedges
- Wild card, a spice such as cumin or coriander, mustard; something that you’d like to test with our wines

We'll provide wine tasting kits with a small pour of the five wines we will taste. The tasting kits need to be picked up at one of three locations. You will pick a location when you register, Colleyville 76034, Dallas 75208 or Plano 75093. Wine pick-up details will be given to registrants. We’ll also provide a tasting sheet with the wine details.

For those who live outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and would like to participate, please select the Zoom only options so we can send you the Zoom link. 

The Zoom link and wine pick-up details will be sent to registered attendees.

This is a great opportunity to learn from Melissa! Don’t miss out. Join us Tuesday, May 11 at 6 pm as we learn about the basic wine and condiment interactions and why they work. 

Registration closes Sunday morning, May 9.

Reservations: No reservations will be accepted after Sunday, May 9, 2021.  Payment is required in advance by credit card or check and is non-refundable. If paying by check, your payment should be payable to “WWS” and sent to WWS c/o Tamara Mattison, 12240 Pecan Forest, Dallas, TX 75230-2495. Payment must be received by the date of the event. 
Do not send checks to the address listed on the website.

By registering, you hereby authorize and grant Women For WineSense (WWS), the right to record all participants via screenshots, including chat room content, film, and/or video, along with editing the recorded conference into a photo gallery/short film/webinar (which may include other recordings and material). You also authorize and grant WWS the use for any reason of the name and likeness, voice, or other information concerning participants; and screen or place the recording/materials online, including social media.

Please note if you are a non-member registering for this event and paying with a credit card, you will be charged a small fee for the credit card transaction. This fee will appear as a separate line item on your credit card statement.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:15 PM
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