Challenge: Outsmart a Sommelier

Do you think you have what it takes to take on a wine sommelier? Attend City Eats "Drink Yourself Blind" Party in Washington, D.C. and get a chance to prove it. And no, the "blind" in the title doesn't refer to your level of drunkenness, but rather the crux of the challenge -- can you identify wines in a blind taste test?

On October 10th at 7:30 p.m., the restaurant Society Fair will play host to 25 participants for a blind tasting party. Each guest will sample 10 mystery wines. During each round, players will attempt to identify the grape and outmatch the sommelier.  Winners will take home restaurant gift certificates, prizes and bragging rights.

You can purchase tickets here, or you can enter in the comment field below for a chance to win a pair for free. To enter: Tell us your favorite wine in the comments section of this post. We’re giving away two tickets to one lucky, randomly selected commenter (travel to and from the event is not provided).

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on September 28 and 5:00 p.m. ET on October 5, 2012. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $27.50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

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