Periwinkle hosted Iron Sommelier Presented by AutoSol on October 20, 2016 at The Houstonian Hotel. Houston’s top sommeliers shared their expertise and wine selections with over 600 attendees.
Congratulations to our Winners!
Christian Varas of River Oaks Country Club reigned supreme winning the title of Iron Sommelier 2016.
1st runner up – Evan Turner of Helen Greek Food and Wine
2nd runner up – Thomas Moesse of Divino Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, Vinology Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar
Underwriter Tasting Room, Best Presentation – Melissa Lamb of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
People’s Choice Award – Melissa Lamb of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Sommeliers participating in this year’s Iron Sommelier 2016 competition
Rachel DelRocco – Camerata at Paulie’s
Thomas Moësse – divino Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Melissa Lamb – Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine
Travis Hinkle – Hunky Dory, Bernadine’s, Foreign Correspondents, Down House
Samantha Porter – Oporto Fooding House, Oporto Wine Cafe, and Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen
Brandon Kerne – Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Shepard Ross – Pax Americana
Christian Varas – River Oaks Country Club
Angie Chang – Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant
Matt Crawford – State of Grace
Adele Corrigan – 13 celsius Wine Bar
Matthew Pridgen – Underbelly
For more information, visit IronSommelier.org