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Cook with California Competition

Attention sommeliers! If you work in the UK on-trade, would you like to win a trip to California? It’s a fantastic prize. If you are a sommelier or chef friend, here are the details from the California Wine Institute in the UK.
 
It’s called Cook with California. Open to those working in the on-trade (chefs, restauranteur, and sommeliers), it is a food and wine matching competition to show off your flair with flavor. Each team will have two participants; one chef and one sommelier.
 
The ultimate goal is to show how British food matched with Californian wine. In the same vein as Masterchef, a panel of industry experts in UK wine and food judge the results.
 
The first prize is a trip to California. You will visit producers and wineries, and experience a stage at a top restaurant kitchen. There are also four prizes for finalists. Each wins a 12-bottle case of super-premium California wine.
 
Each entry will propose three courses from the following five options:
 
First course
 
Second course
 
Main course
 
Dessert
 
Cheese course
 
Each of your courses will have a match with a specific Californian wine available in the UK. The California Wine Institute will announce the winner in June. 
 
Once you have submitted your Registration Form share your photos via Instagram. Use the hashtag #cookwithcalifornia and tag the Instagram account @california.wines.uk. For the registration and more details, visit California Wines  Or email the California Wine Institute: ukcontacts@wineinstitute.org.
 
In boca di lupo! 
 
Want some inspiration for your wine choices? Take a look at my recent posts on Californian wine
 
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