Wine enthusiasts, we have the perfect event for you. Agua Restaurant and Lounge is hosting a Sommelier Stand-Off on Thursday 25 January at 6.30pm. 

This will be ‘Sommelier Stand-Off Season 8, Round 3’ and the competition is between Lisa Strohlein from Grand Old House and Simone Ragusa from The Brasserie. 

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

Tickets cost CI$145 plus gratuities 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 current season began in October 2023.  

Each season is held over multiple months, with a monthly dinner 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.