Master Sommelier & Host of Check, Please!

master sommelier, restaurateur and host of check, please!

Alpana Singh’s road to the top of her field was a whirlwind. As the daughter of Fijian-Indian immigrants she beat the odds and achieved her goal of becoming a Master Sommelier at the tender age of 26, the youngest woman and the only South Asian in the world ever to do so.

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In addition to being a world-renowned Master Sommelier, Alpana is a restaurateur and the host of the Emmy Award-winning restaurant review show, Check, Please! on WTTW Channel 11. She is a highly sought after speaker and conducts series of discussions about the life of wine, its cultural importance, and how anyone can become an expert. Join Alpana for a wine tasting, book her for your next event or read her blog for the latest happenings in the world of food and wine.

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Wine Pairings for Global Cuisines

How to pair wines with Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino and other international cuisines plus a list of Alpana’s BYOB selections.


Wines to Drink for the Fall

Here is my full lineup of wines to help you say goodbye to Summer!


Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Turn leftover mashed sweet potatoes into a delicious fall dessert featuring a sweet cinnamon swirl and cream cheese frosting.


Experts share their tips for cooking Indian food

Interested in cooking Indian food at home but don’t know where to begin? Here are a few tips from the experts and a list of the best places to enjoy Indian food in Chicago


Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Spice + Cardamom = Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bread and a delicious fall snack.

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