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Iron Sommelier 11/08/18

Iron Sommelier

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    Iron Sommelier 2018 Presented by AUTOSOL November 8, 2018 6 -10 pm The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Periwinkle is proud to host Iron Sommelier, presented by AUTOSOL, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Houstonian Hotel. Houston’s top sommeliers …

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A sneak peek at some of the Sommeliers competing at Iron Sommelier 2018…     Angie Chang – Backstreet Cafe Marcus Gausepohl – Brennan Emily Tolbert – Del Frisco’s Geoff Stephens – Dolce Vita Sam Governale, Evan Turner — Emmaline …

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Wine Case

Iron Sommelier Wine Case Hand selected by Andres Blanco, Caracol Iron Sommelier 2017 Hidden Treasures of Modern Italy Ferrari Brut Metodo Classico 45 years before the famous car with the same name, Giulio Ferrari created a sparkling wine made in …

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    Tasting Room Underwriting Opportunities Champions Tasting Room…A Night with the Masters Anniversary Reserve ($15,000) and Premier Grand Cru ($10,000) Levels Master Sommeliers – David Keck, Guy Stout, Keith Goldston and Jack Mason – will showcase hand-selected wines while …

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Wine Selections

Wines Presented at Iron Sommelier 2017

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Photo Gallery 2017

Iron Sommelier - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - A wine tasting and sommelier competition benefitting The Periwinkle Foundation

About Periwinkle




The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Since The Periwinkle Foundation’s inception in 1983, pediatric oncologists have made great strides in improving the overall cure rate of children with cancer. Nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer now survive.  While more children are surviving, successful treatment may leave them with mental or physical complications that can impact them for the rest of their lives.

Periwinkle is a community of healing through camps, arts and survivor programs, which are provided at no cost to children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Periwinkle programs serve more than 14,000 children, teens and families annually through a collaborative community of 20,000 supporters with a reach of more than 12 million impressions worldwide. Programs include Camp Periwinkle, Camp YOLO, Family Camp, Periwinkle Day Camp, the Long Term Survivor Program and the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program, which culminates each year in a traveling exhibition of art by children touched by cancer and blood disorders.  Through camping, recreational and arts programming, Periwinkle provides opportunities for these special children and their families to heal emotionally, lead fuller lives and become stronger survivors.




2017 Iron Sommelier


2017 Iron Sommelier Winners

Congratulations to Iron Sommelier 2017
Andres Blanco, Caracol


1st Runner Up
Angie Chang, Yauatcha

2nd Runner Up
Evan Turner, Helen Greek Food and Wine, Helen in the Heights

Underwriter Tasting Room, Best Presentation
Lindsay Huntsman, Emmaline and Evan Turner, Helen Green Food and Wine, Helen in the Heights

People’s Choice
Andres Blanco, Caracol


Iron Sommelier 2017 Judges

Keith Goldston
Master Sommelier
Mastro’s Steakhouse

David Keck
Master Sommelier
Goodnight Charlie’s

June Rodil
Master Sommelier
McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group

Each Iron Sommelier contestant brought three wines and were rated on wine choice, presentation, creativity and knowledge of their wine selections. In total, there were over 50 different wines from Greece to Napa Valley available for tasting.




Matt Crawford, State of Grace Restaurant's main wine guy and Iron Somm participant, is truly a master when it comes to wine! Get some insight on his wine faves in this PaperCity Magazine article. Also note his nod to Iron Somm participant, Adele and... papercitymag.com/restaurants/…

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Congrats to Iron Sommelier participant, Brennan's of Houston, for their inclusion in this very elite national list... foodandwine.com/lifestyle/40-…

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Yauatcha - Houston is representing at Iron Somm for the second year in a row, but this time with sommelier Robert L Waltrip III. Check out the new exciting changes to their menu! houstoniamag.com/slideshows/2…

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Longtime Iron Somm supporter, Chris Shepherd, is making news with his new restaurant concepts. Georgia James, a steakhouse, is slated to open soon in the former Underbelly location where its head somm, Alicia Wolf, will be pouring for Iron Somm this... houstoniamag.com/articles/201…

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