Congratulations to June Rodil!

June takes on the savory challenge at Foreign & Domestic, picking the smoked chestnut soup with the Aligote as her perfect match.

Wonder Girl has done it again! Keeper Collection announced the winners of the 2011 Wine Ride today, and my pal June Rodil is the winning sommelier! June is now officially the first contestant in the upcoming Somms Under Fire competition. Congratulations June, you are a star! Although I disagreed with your pick, which goes to show you how much I know 🙂

Keeper Collection kindly used excerpts of my article about June which was published in Austin Woman magazine last October, and you can read that here to learn more about June and her expert palate.

In the blog category, the winner of the 2011 Wine Ride favorite team blog post is Team Mark, a very clever and informative post written by the lovely Jennie Chen of MisoHungry, with contributing team members photographer John Knox, of John M.P. Knox Photography, and facilitweeter Rachelle King of Blinded by the Bite. This team followed and documented the action of another friend, Mark Sayre, Sommelier extraordinaire at TRIO Restaurant at the Four SeasonsRead their Winning Team Blog Post here. Members of Team Mark will receive all-access media badges to cover Somms Under Fire in May 2011. Congratulations to all!

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