Spar in the Sommelier Showdown

Sail Away Wine is giving away $1,000 to the most refined tastebuds while raising money for Hope House.

2023 Sommelier Showdown winner Sail Away Wine.jpg

Kansas City’s Sage of Wine 2023 poses with her new trophy, clearly on cloud wine.

Photo by Sail Away Wine

Sip on this.

Sail Away Wine is seeking supertasters to compete in its annual Sommelier Showdown. Now through Sunday, Jan. 28, stop by 309 Armor Rd., NKC, MO and enter the tournament for $15.

How it works

Casual connoisseurs will do a blind taste test of one glass of wine, then they’ll have three minutes to fill out a questionnaire about the wine’s color, flavor + style.

After the initial tournament closes, the top 32 wine wizards will face off until only four remain. Those four finalists will compete on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Second place will receive $300, while the first place winner will walk away with a $1,000 cash prize + the title of Kansas City’s Sage of Wine 2024.

All entry fees will be matched by Sail Away Wine + donated to Hope House, a local domestic violence shelter.

More from KCtoday