Wine & Food Pairings for Gameday

January 13, 2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Zachys Wine and Liquor
16 East Parkway
Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Cost: Complimentary

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Food     Sake     Spirits     Wine    

Zachys' Master Chef Tailgate Showdown & Raffle

NFL Playoffs are finally upon us and your friends at Zachys are ready to help you throw the best tailgating party ever.

This Saturday, January 13 from 12 to 4pm, we will have our very own Tailgating Wine and Food Pairing Showdown. Join four of Zachys’ Wine and Spirits Specialists who will be making their best tailgating cuisine, paired with a selection of wines and spirits to highlight their dishes.

We want you, our Zachys clients, to choose the winners. Get to know our knowledgeable staff, learn about their favorite wines and spirits, and taste their special dishes prepared for this week’s playoffs. We will be providing voting ballots for customers to vote which Zachys Specialist had the best tailgate dish and pairing, and choose who will move on to the championship round on January 20.

Will it be Peter Messa, with his sweet and sour tacos paired with the delicious Mosel Rieslings from the historic 300-year-old Richter Estate? Curious about Sake? Well, let Michael Simkin, our in-house Sake Specialist, walk you through two of his top picks paired with his delicious Japanese curry dish, perfect for a cold winter day. Our third contestant is General Manager Trueman Haskell, entering this already tough competition with his 48-hour slow-cooked pork bolognese paired with four bold reds from South Africa. Our final contestant, Stefany Sanchez, is our under-the-radar competitor with her bite size nachos. Her background in spirits will lend her Nachos a little something extra. Her top secret recipe will be paired with the smooth, smoky bourbons of the iconic Kentucky Bourbon Woodford Reserve, which might just be the underdog in this Saturday’s Showdown.

The two Specialists with the most votes at the end of the tasting will move on to the Championship Finals on January 20, where they will make a new dish and select new pairings. Who will have bragging rights!? Well it’s up to you – the only way to find out is to stop by, meet the Specialists, taste, and vote! That’s not all, each customer who votes will be entered into our Championship/Tailgate Showdown Raffle. Your vote will give you the opportunity to win a special prize after the Championship round, to be drawn on Monday, January, 22nd. The only way to win is to join us this Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 20 in Scarsdale and enter to win.

Customer Raffle Prizes (Please note winners will be drawn on Monday, January 22nd) 
1st Place: $100 Zachys Gift Card 
2nd Place: $50 Zachys Gift Card 
3rd Place: $25 Zachys Gift Card

Now let’s meet our competitors:

Peter Messa, Sr. Wine Specialist 
Dish: Sweet & Sour Tacos

Featured Wine Pairings:

Richter Estate Riesling 2016
Richter Kabinett Brauneberger Juffer Riesling 2016
Cobb Vonarburg Vineyard Riesling 2016
Cobb Jack Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013


Michael Simkin, Sake Specialist 
Dish: Japanese Curry

Featured Wine Pairings:

Ichishima Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo Ichishima Shuzo
Ichishima Ginjo Koshu Ichishima Shuzo
Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2015
Cloudline Willamette Pinot Noir 2015


Stephany Sanchez, Spirits Specialist 
Dish: Bite Size Nachos 

Featured Spirit Pairings:

Woodford Reserve Distiller´s Select Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Distiller´s Rye
Woodford Reserve Masters Collection Smoked Cherry Malt


Trueman Haskell III, Zachys General Manager, Wine and Spirits Specialist 
Dish: Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder Bolognese

Featured Wine Pairings:

Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2015
Kanonkop Pinotage 2015
De Toren Z 2012
De Toren Fusion V 2014