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Posts by daniellledo

SOMMELIER PICK OF THE WEEK: 2015 WILD THING ZINFANDEL

Here at Slate, we love a good California zinfandel, and the Wild Thing does not disappoint. From winemaker Carol Shelton, this bottle, while more approachable than many zins, is stillRead More…

SOMMELIER PICK OF THE WEEK: PAYOUT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

My first Pick of the Week is Payout’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. From winemaker Brian Graham, this California cab is a classic big red that easily pairs with red meat. TheRead More…

SOMMELIER PICK OF THE WEEK: FAILLA 2016 PINOT NOIR

This week, I have chosen a rich Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast California, and with its gentle structure and fruit-filled palate, it is perfect for dinner. On the nose, thisRead More…

SOMMELIER PICK OF THE WEEK: JASON PAHLMEYER 2016 NAPA VALLEY RED

This week, I am featuring a Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley, the Jason Pahlmeyer 2016. Starting with aromas of cherries and jammy blackberries, this wine has high tannins and intenseRead More…

SOMMELIER PICK OF THE WEEK: 2014 MERRY EDWARDS PINOT NOIR

The colder it gets, the more I want red wine, and for my first pick in a few months I had to go with a beautiful and complex pinot noir.Read More…

PARTICIPATED IN VFF’S RECIPE FOR EMPOWERMENT GALA

This weekend I brought my award winning paella to Vincete Ferrer Foundation’s annual Recipe for Empowerment Gala to support VFF’s mission to end poverty in rural India.    

TWO FIRST PLACE RANKINGS AT LA PAELLA WINE & BEER FESTIVAL

This weekend I competed at the LA Paella Wine & Beer Festival and received first place in both the Valencia Paella category and the Freestyle category.  By winning the ValencianRead More…

PARTICIPATING IN THE HRC CHEFS FOR EQUALITY EVENT 2018

I joined other top D.C. restaurants and bars to help provide an evening of food, drink, and entertainment at the National Cathedral.     Check out me and Chef DavidRead More…

COMPETING IN SUECA, SPAIN’S INTERNATIONAL PAELLA VALENCIANA CONTEST

I traveled to Sueca, Spain this weekend as one of the finalists in their International Valenciana Contest. Catch up on the experience with the slideshow of pictures from competition day.Read More…

CADENA SER, RADIO DENIA INTERVIEW

Check out my radio segment with Radio Denia where I discuss International Sueca Competition and my experience in D.C.