Every other month, I write a beer and food pairing series featuring the Wolf Creek Brewery and menu items available at their restaurants. However, this series wouldn't be as rich and educational if it weren't for all special "guest palates" I bring with me to these pairing sessions. My guests and their palates broaden my flavor knowledge and vocabulary and help me discover new beer pairing options with each bite.
This current Wolf Creek Pairing Series features Shawn Burgert, a local wine expert and wine travel guide. Shawn, AKA The Wandering Wino, brings a unique wine experience and palate to this series that helps me better understand a wine geek's language. If you are a cross drinker, you need to visit Shawn's website for a list of all the can't miss wineries in SoCal and the Central Coast.
Shawn has said: "Anyone snobby about wine quickly forgets the fact that at the end of the day, wine is a grown crop from a dirt field, made by farmers fueled by God's weather. I would rather be dubbed a wino than a connoisseur, and my inherit ability to speak fluent sarcasm makes it all the more fitting."