Do you have a keen appreciation for wine and food pairings and like the idea of being a judge in a food competition? Then this is the foodie event for you.

Agua Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a Sommelier Stand-Off on Thursday 26 January at 6.30pm. 

This will be ‘Sommelier Stand-Off Season 7, Round 3’ and the competition is between Nicola Picco from Aria vs Elizabeth Flamini from V20. 

Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner and wine pairings. The evening will start with complimentary bubbles on arrival. 

Tickets cost CI$140 and are available for sale online on EventPro.


The Sommelier Standoff competition, created by Jacques Scott Wines and Spirits is hosted at Agua Restaurant. The seventh season began in October 2022.  

Each season is held over multiple months, with a dinner each month bringing two sommeliers face-to-face to battle. They must pair wines with dishes, and the diners choose which wine they feel pairs best with the meal. Votes are counted after each round, and if there is a tie after the courses, the competitors immediately go to a blind-tasting sudden death round.

By Chantel DaCosta

Chantel DaCosta is the Content Editor at Yello Media Group.