Periwinkle Foundation

Iron Sommelier

Iron Sommelier 10th Anniversary
Presented by Autosol
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Sommeliers participating in this year’s Iron Sommelier 2017 competition:

Lindsay Huntsman — Emmaline

Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine, Helen in the Heights

Matthew Pridgen — One FifthUnderbelly

Samantha Porter — Pioneer Wines and Spirits

Brandon Kerne — Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Shepard Ross — MadCat Hospitality

Chris Fleischman  — Riel

Jane-Paige B. D’Huyvetter — River Oaks Country Club

Farrah Cauley — Sonoma Wine Bar – Upper KirbySonoma in the Heights

Matt Crawford  — State of Grace

Adele Corrigan  — 13 celsius Wine Bar

Thomas Moësse — Vinology Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar, divino Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Andres Blanco — Caracol Restaurant



Photos from last year’s event:

Congratulations to our 2016 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