Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test for the title of Iron Sommelier in the city’s premier wine competition and fundraiser benefiting The Periwinkle Foundation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Wine Chair Sean Beck and Sommelier Chair John Clutterbuck invite guests to an evening showcasing the expertise of 14 sommeliers while guests mingle and taste hand-selected wines showcasing carefully prepared themes by each sommelier.
Competitors will be rated on wine choice, presentation, creativity and knowledge of their wine selections.
On hand will be: Adele Corrigan – 13 celsius Wine Bar; Matt Crawford – State of Grace; Jane-Paige B. D’Huyvetter – River Oaks Country Club; Chris Fleischman – Riel; Sam Governale – Emmaline; Lexey Johnson – B&B Butchers & Restaurant; Brandon Kerne – Pappas Bros. Steakhouse; Brenna LeClair – Sonoma Wine Bar – Upper Kirby, Sonoma in the Heights; Thomas Moësse – Vinology Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar, divino Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar; Matthew Pridgen – One Fifth, Underbelly; Samantha Porter - Oporto Fooding House, Oporto Wine Cafe, Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen; Shepard Ross – MadCat Hospitality; Evan Turner – Helen Greek Food and Wine, Helen in the Heights; and a final sommelier to be announced soon!Underwriters can experience private tasting presentations by each 2017 competing sommelier in the Grand Tasting Room or indulge in a four course tasting menu by James Beard Award winning chefs paired with rare wines hand-selected by past Iron Sommelier winners in the Champions Tasting Room.
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