It’s time to have some fun in the kitchen + learn how to pair food + wine! Rose Farm educator + sommelier, Sarah Pritchard, will share her expertise, leaving guests with a new confidence to expand his/her palate + taste wine like a pro. Guests will start by learning about the six basic flavor profiles. Then, four wine styles will be discussed — sparkling wine, full-bodied white wine, sweet white wine, and full-bodied red wine. Guests will learn to assess each pairing by tasting both food + wine together, deciding if the match creates balance or imbalance on the palate. Multi-ingredient combinations will be introduced, and then pairing combinations will be evaluated. Your celebrations + dinner parties will never be the same again after you leave this workshoppe knowing how to create beautiful pairings. Light bites will also be included.
Sarah is a seasoned wine and food pairing pro with more than a decade of experience in the food, wine and hospitality industry. From 2011 until July 2021, she owned and operated Table 128, a casual fine-dining restaurant in Clive. In her tenure, she curated an impressive list of 150+ wines and received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years in a row. Over time, Table 128 became known for its weekly chef menus, which included eclectic wine pairings selected by Sarah and its monthly winemaker dinner series.
Sarah became a Level 1 Sommelier in 2013. To deepen her knowledge of wine, in 2016 and 2017, she worked two harvests at Brooks Winery and Lemelson, both in Willamette Valley, OR. She has also attended numerous trade tastings around the country and has personally visited more than 50 wineries around the world, including the Loire Valley, France and Baja, Mexico. She co-leads a semi-annual Wine & Yoga trip to Paso Robles, CA.
She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Sunday Night Foods, a premium dessert sauce company. When she’s not playing with her 2-year old son, working or taking a yoga class, you can find her on her back porch enjoying her favorite Oregon Pinot with a girlfriend or drinking a glass of Grenache while she cooks.