Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Tasting Wine and Cheese - America Takes on the World
12:30pm - 2:00pm
17 S. Water Street
When it comes to wine and cheese, America makes some of the best in the world. From Napa to Willamette Valley, from Wisconsin to Vermont… but can we compete with Europe? Can our New World wine and cheese compete with the Old World? Come find out… join wine & cheese educator and author Adam Centamore for a world class afternoon. You will sample an array of delicious domestic cheeses and wines paired against their European counterparts and vote for your favorite. To make the experience more challenging and more interesting, you won't know which is which until after you have voted. It's the Stars & Stripes versus the European Union! Baguettes versus apple pie! Mark Twain versus Oscar Wilde! Come join the tasty competition as America takes on the world.
- Featured wines include:
- Long Meadow Ranch - Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 201
- Drouhin-Vaudon - Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru 2014
- Williams Selyem - Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
- Champalou Vouvray - 2015
- Elk Cove Vineyards - Clay Court Pinot Noir 2015
- Domaine Faiveley - Mercurey Rouge 2015
- Stonestreet Estate Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
- CVNE - Imperial Rioja Reserva 2009
Adam Centamore, Author and Educator, Adam Centamore Tastings
Adam Centamore is a professional wine and cheese educator who conducts private, corporate and public tasting experiences. He is the IACP award-nominated author of Tasting Wine & Cheese - An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, and has written for the Boston Globe, Edible South Shore magazine and other publications. He is certified in both wine and cheese through Boston University's gastronomy program, and is a member of the Wine Scholar's Guild, American Cheese Society and Society of Wine Educators. Locally, Adam is the maître fromager for the Boston chapter of the Chevalier du Tastevin, a prestigious Burgundian wine society. For years he worked at Formaggio Kitchen, a world-renowned cheese importer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently serves as wine portfolio administrator for Bin Ends Wines, an award-winning wine shop in the metro-Boston area. Adam loves to eat, drink and learn!
Katie Park, Cheese and Dairy Category Manager, Dole & Bailey
Katie is the Cheese and Dairy Category Manager for Dole & Bailey. She grew up on a farm in Connecticut where her interest in the dairy world began. Katie graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in International Relations and Development Studies. Katie’s interest in cooking led her to manage and open a winery in Connecticut where her interest in wine developed. Katie moved to Arlington, VA to take the position of Specialty Food Buyer at The Curious Grape where she oversaw the cheese, chocolate and specialty food programs. Katie created and presented seminars on a variety of topics including; Cheeses of Spain, Cheeses of France, Cheeses of Italy, Wine and Cheese Pairing, American Cheeses, Beer and Cheese Pairing and Chocolate and Cheese Pairing. Katie taught future diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA, creating a curriculum to encourage the students to explore the food and drink of their future posts. Rising to the role of COO within the company, she oversaw the operations of the business while continuing to expand the cheese program. Looking to increase her knowledge of cheese, Katie moved to Northern Vermont and undertook an internship with Jasper Hill Farm. Learning the art of affinage and cheese making gave Katie a deeper understanding of the process behind the product. After finishing her internship, Jasper Hill Farm asked Katie to move to Boston and open the first storefront for the farm at Boston Public Market. As the manager of the shop, Katie created an environment for customers to taste, learn and interact with professional cheese mongers.
Katie’s experience with purchasing, sales and production set her up for success in the role as Dole & Bailey’s Cheese and Dairy Category Manager. As a passionate champion of all things cheese, Katie
is curating a cheese program that is well rounded, accessible and attractive to Dole & Bailey’s customers. Katie finds it exciting and challenging to continually grow and learn in her field.