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
$200 in Advance
$225 Day of the Event
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.
For more information, visit IronSommelier.org