Welcome to the International Wine Challenge: USA v The World!

The summer international games are happening in Rio! Be part of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat when you join us for a special International Wine Challenge: USA v. The World on Wednesday, August 17.

The competition will be fierce, but who will come out on top? Find out as we pit USA varietals against tough competition - their counterparts from Germany, France, Australia, Italy, and Spain!

Get ready for a lively and tasty clash as you dine, sip, and vote for the winner of each round! Executive Chef Nick Wirth will create a menu to give you the full experience of each wine.

Round 1 - Riesling: USA v Germany
2014 Carmel Road, Monterey, California vs 2014 SA Prüm, Mosel, Germany
Roasted beet and apple salad, bacon-caraway vinaigrette, mustard créme fraîche, chervil

Round 2 - Chardonnay: USA v France
2014 Hartford Court, Russian River, California vs 2014 Moillard Grivot Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
Poached paupiette of dover sole, scallop mousseline, sautéed spinach, sauce vin blanc

Round 3 - Syrah/Shiraz: USA v Australia
2013 Cambria Estate, Santa Barbara, California vs 2012 Yangarra Estate, McLaren Vale, Australia
Cocoa rubbed lamb loin, sweet potato purée, huckleberry reduction

Round 4 - Merlot: USA v Italy
2012 Freemark Abbey, Napa Valley, California vs 2009 Arcanum Valadorna, Tuscany, Italy
Grilled ribeye heart, brown butter polenta, grilled rapini, red wine sauce

Round 5 - Sparkling: USA v Spain
NV Domaine Chandon Brut Classic, California vs NV Chic Brut Cava, Penedes, Spain
Baked vanilla custard, honey, olive oil, apricots


International Wine Challenge at Bacchus
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
5 courses, 10 wines
$85 per person, plus tax and gratuity