Press Releases
Fact Sheets
Photos for Release
Iron Sommelier in the News
Social Media
Media Contacts
Other Periwinkle Events

Press Releases

2017 Iron Sommelier Post Release
2016 Iron Sommelier Post Release
2015 Iron Sommelier Post Release
2014 Iron Sommelier Post Release
2013 Iron Sommelier Post Release
2012 Iron Sommelier Post Release

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Fact Sheets

2016 Underwriter Form
2016 Branding Opportunities Form
2016 Save the Date

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Photos for Release

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These photos can be used for publications about The Periwinkle Foundation and The Iron Sommelier. Please give photo credit to Toman Imagery.

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Iron Sommelier in the News

December 4, 2017: Edible Houston – Texas Native Matthew Pridgen Picks Texas Wines for Iron Sommelier
November 14, 2017: Texas Wine Lover – Iron Sommelier 2017
November 13, 2017: Houston Chronicle –  Caracol’s Andres Blanco wins Iron Sommelier Competition
November 12, 2017: Taste Devine – Andres Blanco Wines 10th Annual Iron Sommelier Competition in Houston
November 10, 2017: Edible Houston – Caracol Takes Home the Iron Sommelier 2017
November 6, 2017: Vintage Texas – Periwinkle Foundation Provides A First-Hand View of Sommeliers’ Thirst for Competition
November 6, 2017: Houston Chronicle – Iron Sommelier Competition Offers Peek Into Houston Wine Scene, Local Talent
November 6, 2017: My Table – 10th Anniversary Iron Somm Boasts Big Names, Uncommon Wines in Support of Periwinkle Foundation
October 22, 2017: Texas Wine Lover – 10th Anniversary Iron Sommelier Preview
October 10, 2017: Houston Press – Here Are the Houston Wine Pros Competing at Iron Sommelier 2017
October 9, 2017: Houston Food Finder – Upcoming Event: Top Houston Wine Pros Battle For Charity at Iron Sommelier
September 28, 2017: Houston Chronicle – Iron Sommelier Linup Set

October 23, 2016: Texas Wine Lover – Iron Sommelier 2016
October 21, 2016: Houston Press – Christian Varas Wins Houston Wins Houston’s Prestigious Iron Sommelier Competition 2016
October 20, 2016: Prime Living – Iron Sommelier 2016
October 16, 2016: Vintage Texas – Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting
October 8, 2016: Texas Wine Lover – Iron Sommelier 2016 is Coming
August 22, 2016: Houston Chronicle – Charitable wine events poised to dazzle this fall

October 5, 2015: CultureMap Houston – Iron Sommelier competition proves to be a tastebud tempting fundraiser for Periwinkle Foundation
October 2, 2015: Houston Chronicle – Evan Turner earns Iron Sommelier title
October 2, 2015: Houston Press – Evan Turner Is Houston’s New Iron Somm
October 2, 2015: TX Wine Lover Blog – Iron Sommelier 2015
September 30, 2015: Vintage Texas – Texas Thru & Thru – Tomorrow’s the Night for Iron Sommelier Competition in Houston
September 21, 2015: Houston Chronicle – Iron Somm contestants looking to break glass – ceiling, that is
September 17, 2015: Houston Press – Iron Sommelier Competition Draws Top Name Wine Talent to Houston October 1
August 19, 2015: Texas Wine Lover – Houston’s Iron Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting
July 27, 2015: Houston Chronicle – Corks Set to Pop at Trifecta of Big Events

October 7, 2014: Houston Chronicle – Pappas’ McDonald Claims Iron Sommelier Win
October 6, 2014: Culture Map – Steakhouse Sommelier Wins Top Honors Beating Out a Dozen Others in Wine Tasting Competition
October 3, 2014: Houston Press – First Female Takes Home a Prize from Iron Somm but Bubbles Still Win
October 3, 2014: My Table – 2014 Iron Sommelier: Winners
September 18, 2014: Houston Press – A Wine Competition for a Cause: Iron Sommelier 2014

October 1, 2013: Houstonia – Iron Sommelier Competition October 2013
September 18, 2013: Culture Map – The Special Food Events You Can’t Miss
September 12, 2013: Houstonia – Only the Strong Survive the Iron Sommlier Competition September 2013

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Social Media

Facebook – Iron Sommelier
Twitter – @TheIronSomm

Facebook – The Periwinkle Foundation
Twitter – @PeriwinkleFound
Instagram – @PeriwinkleFound
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Media Contacts

The Periwinkle Foundation
3400 Bissonnet Street
Suite 185
Houston, Texas 77005

713.807.0191 Phone
713.807.0291 Fax

All Media and Press Inquiries to:
Alice Rohrman, Development Director

Additional Staff:
Doug Suggitt, Executive Director
Larry Geiger, Programs Director
Erin Locke, Community Programs Manager
Madeline Maestri, Development Coordinator
Jessica Snell, Operations Coordinator

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Other Periwinkle Events

November 5, 2016 – The Periwinkle Kickball Classic
This one-day tournament will be held November 5, 2016 at the Houston SportsPlex and anyone ages 14 and older is eligible to play. The Kickball Classic involves teams of 10 people or more rallying together to raise funds while kicking to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Each team is guaranteed three games in the round robin tournament and individuals are welcome to attend as well. It’s going to be one unforgettably fun day!

For ten years, The Periwinkle Foundation has hosted a fall sports tournament raising more than $250,000 and bringing people together for fun, teamwork and a great cause. With more than 600 people attending, The Kickball Classic has become an event no one wants to miss.

Cycle For Life
The Periwinkle Foundation’s Annual Cycle for Life, has biking and spinning enthusiasts from around the city teaming up for an exciting fundraising event. The indoor spin-a-thon brings participants together for a fun-filled morning that will ensure the continuation of powerful Periwinkle Foundation programs.

Cycle for Life involves teams of four rallying together to raise funds while spinning to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Each four-member team spins for four 30 minutes heats with the goal of burning the most calories and spinning the furthest distance.

Individuals are welcome to participate in the event as well. Activities throughout the morning include a silent auction, children’s games and fun for the entire family.

Periwinkle Gala
Periwinkle galas are traditionally nontraditional. Prior galas have featured everything from live elephants to marching bands, guaranteeing that our guests experience a night to remember.

The Periwinkle Foundation programs ensure the children and families affected by life-threatening illnesses have the opportunity to experience a childhood, and we bring the exuberance and joy of our programs into our Periwinkle Gala each year.

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