“Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.” – Jack Dempsey’s response after a drunk challenged him to a fight.
Things are heating up around the Wine School, folks. Seems there is a good old-fashioned sparring match coming up as sources have confirmed that Founder Keith “Wall-Eye” Wallace has officially challenged his trusty Instructor Brian “B.D.” Freedman to the ultimate duel:
It’s the Sommelier Smackdown End-of-Year Bout. There will be wine. There will be food. There will be judgement. Maybe not the “sweet science” you had in mind, but, a sweet science, nonetheless.
In the past months, Wallace and Freedman have gone up against some of Philly’s toughest contenders – Christophe Tassan, Ryan Davis, Jeff Bloom, Christophe Guillot, Anthony Masapollo – pairing food with wine on limited budgets and strict rules. Some rounds have been won, some lost – with a few glorious victories going to each man.
To be certain, these aren’t exactly the halcyon days of Ali and Foreman. Still, there will be plenty of ego entering the ring come Wednesday, December 12th, as Wallace and Freedman go head to head in THE wine and food match of the year.
Who’ll be standing four rounds and two hours later? Purchase your seats, folks, and place your bets. I’ve got a hunch many are going to want to be ringside for this one.
Sommelier Smackdown, Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
Keith “Wall-Eye” Wallace vs. Brian “B.D.” Freedman.