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Iron Sommelier 10/01/15

Iron Sommelier 2015

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Event Info

  $200 in Advance $225 Day of Event Underwriting Opportunities Available Parking Self Parking – Complimentary Valet Parking – $15  

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Sommeliers participating in this year’s Iron Sommelier 2015 competition Jane-Paige B. D’Huyvetter – B&B Butchers & Restaurant Ron Brandani – Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar Lindsay Thomas – Camerata at Paulie’s Freddy Opperman – Carrabba’s Kirby Samantha Porter – Oporto Fooding …

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Wine Case

Iron Sommelier Sparkling Wine Case Hand selected by Steven McDonald, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse & Iron Sommelier Winner 2014 $475 per case – 2 bottles of six selections $250 per half case – one bottle of six selection Wine Cases must …

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    Underwriting Opportunities NEW THIS YEAR – we are offering two Underwriter Tasting Rooms. Champions Tasting Room Anniversary Reserve ($15,000) and Premier Grand Cru ($10,000) Levels Prior Iron Sommelier winners, Sean Beck, Christian Varas and Steven McDonald, as well …

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Wine Selections

Wines Presented at Iron Sommelier 2015

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Photo Gallery 2015

  Check out some of the photos from the 2015 Iron Sommelier Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine: Iron Sommelier 2015       Nathan Smith – Dolce Vita Pizzeria Entoneca: First Runner Up Angie Chang – Sonoma Retail …

Iron Sommelier - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 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 Programs play a vital role in the overall healing process of these special children, teens and families.

Each year more than 4,000 children are touched by Periwinkle programs Camp Periwinkle, CampYOLO, Family Camp, the Long Term Survivor Program and the Arts & Creative Writing 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, The Periwinkle Foundation provides opportunities for these special children and their families to heal emotionally, lead fuller lives and become stronger survivors.  With the generous help of our friends and supporters in the community, The Periwinkle Foundation changes lives for life.




2014 Iron Sommelier



2015 Sommelier Winners

Congratulations to Iron Sommelier 2015  Evan Turner of Helen Greek Food & Wine


Other awards presented included:

1st runner up – Nathan Smith of Dolce Vita Pizzeria Enoteca

2nd runner up – Angie Chang of Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant

Underwriter Tasting Room, Best Presentation – Adele Corrigan of 13 celsius Wine Bar

People’s Choice – Sam Governale of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar


Iron Sommelier 2015 Judges

Craig Collins, ELM Restaurant Group – Austin, TX

Jack Mason, Marta – New York, NY

Bobby Stuckey, Frasca – Boulder, CO



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.




2013 and 2014 Iron Somm competitor Travis Hinkle heads up the Treadsack restaurant group's wine program, and he... fb.me/7LQUmhDOQ

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