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Iron Sommelier 11/09/17

Iron Sommelier 2017

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Event Info

    10th Anniversary Iron Sommelier 2017 Presented by AUTOSOL November 9, 2017 6 -10 pm The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Periwinkle is proud to host the 10th Anniversary Iron Sommelier, presented by AUTOSOL, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Houstonian …

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Sommeliers participating in this year’s Iron Sommelier 2017 competition:   Andres Blanco — Caracol Restaurant Lindsay Huntsman — Emmaline Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine, Helen in the Heights Chris Fleischman  — Hotel ZaZa Memorial City Shepard Ross — MadCat Hospitality …

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Wine Case

Iron Sommelier Wine Case Hand selected by Iron Sommelier Winner 2016 Christian Varas, River Oaks Country Club “Wines Created Beneath the Vines” Gosset Champagne Brut Excellence N.V. (Champagne, France) Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier all combine here to complete the …

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    Underwriting Opportunities and Branding Opportunities   Tasting Room Underwriting Opportunities 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 4 course tasting menu. Grand Tasting …

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Wine Selections

Wines Presented at Iron Sommelier 2017

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Photo Gallery 2016

Check out some of the photos from the 2016 Iron Sommelier Christian Varas – River Oaks Country Club – Iron Sommelier 2016 Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine – 1st Runner Up Iron Sommelier 2016 Thomas Moesse – …

Iron Sommelier - Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 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.




Iron Somm competitor and State of Grace Restaurant manager, Matt Crawford, gets some high praise for his oyster... fb.me/R9iWz28Q

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Iron Sommelier judge David Keck doesn't have a lot of wine at his new place, Goodnight Charlie's, but what he... fb.me/z2gBNzZU

About a month ago

Congrats to VinologyHouston and Thomas Moesse, Iron Somm participant, for winning 'Best Wine Store/Bar in the... fb.me/4jlNzsMRU

About 2 months ago

It's #BIGGIVEHOUSTON and #GivingTuesday ! Give big TODAY to The Periwinkle Foundation so we can continue to provide healing programs for Texas @TexasChildrens Cancer Patients! biggivehouston.org/npo/the-pe… pic.twitter.com/CHiOj0439L

About 3 months ago

A huge congratulations to Andres Blanco of Caracol, first-time competitor at the event, who took home the title of... fb.me/EZ59utBr

About 4 months ago

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