Periwinkle Foundation

Iron Sommelier

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

Lexey Davis Johnson  —  B&B Butchers & Restaurant

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

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