Periwinkle Foundation

Iron Sommelier

The Periwinkle Foundation proudly presents Iron Sommelier 2016 Presented by AutoSol, an annual wine tasting and sommelier competition held at the Houstonian Hotel where Houston’s most prestigious sommeliers compete annually for the title of Iron Sommelier.

October 20, 2016

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Purchase Tickets

Individual Tickets

$200 in Advance

$225 Day of the Event

Underwriting Opportunities

Champions Tasting Room
Anniversary Reserve ($15,000) and Premier Grand Cru ($10,000) Levels

Prior Iron Sommelier winners will showcase hand-selected wines while enjoying a featured chef’s food pairings.

Grand Tasting Room
Grand Cru ($5,000) and Connoisseur ($2,500) Levels

In a private setting, each of our 2016 competing sommeliers will showcase their knowledge of an impressive wine which they personally selected.

New this year Branding Opportunities

Sommeliers participating in this year’s Iron Sommelier 2016 competition

Lindsay Thomas – 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

Brittany Brown – The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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

Congratulations to our 2015 Iron Sommelier winner Evan Turner of Helen Greek Food and Wine!

First Runner up was Nathan Smith of Dolce Vita Pizzeria Entoneca.
Second Runner Up was Angie Chang of Sonoma Retail Wine Bar & Restaurant.

People’s Choice award went to Sam Governale of Fleming’s.

Best Grand Tasting Room Presentation was Adele Corrigan of 13 celsius Wine Bar.


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