CWE Jerry Comfort
Heirloom Wine Group | Napa, California |
Jerry is a Certified Wine Educator with the Society of Wine Educators, he has also achieved the WSET advanced certification with Merit.
In 2003, Jerry produced the definitive guide to cheese and wine pairing "The Progressive Wine and Cheese Pairing Wheel". In 2004 Jerry produced the wine and food in balance tool, the "Progressive Food Menu", and "Fishing For Pairings", a study on Wine and Seafood Pairing.
Being a wine educator is Jerry's second career. Jerry's joined Beringer as Executive Chef in 1991. His experience before coming to Beringer included opening Executive Chef at Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles. Under his tenure, Checkers was named one of the top 10 restaurants in the nation by Esquire Magazine , chef de cuisine at Napa Valley's Domaine Chandon, sous chef at Jeremiah Tower's Stars, opening sous chefsaucier at Masa's and sous chef at SF's five-star Stanford Court Hotel, all 3 in San Francisco.
Jerry has been guest speaker at Prowein in Germany, Vinexpo in Tokyo, Viniexpo in Finland, and the Gourmet Summit in Singapore. He has been guest instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and Napa Valley, L'Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne among many others including training staff at restaurants and hotels, including Singapore's Raffels, Bangkok's Peninsula, Ritz Carlton and Renaissance hotels around the world.
"Wine and Cheese Pairing made simple-the Chemistry behind the Romance"
Does red or white wine pair better with cheese? What wine do you pair to strong cheeses? How can you pair cheese to many different wines like at a party? Does the source of the milk matter-Cow, Goat, Sheep etc?
Jerry Comfort, Sr. Manager Wine Education for Beringer Vineyards, has created a tool to help demystify cheese and wine pairing. Using the tool he wrote, "The Beringer Progressive Wine and Cheese Pairing Wheel", you will explore the sensory of Flavor vs Taste, then pair 6 different cheeses with 4 different wines to explore some unusual pairings and to explain many traditional and regional pairings.