TEXSOM International Wine Awards

EXSOM International Wine Awards

Irving, Texas (November 13, 2014) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced that they are rebranding The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition as the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The TEXSOM International Wine Awards is now accepting entries for the 2015 competition, which will be held Monday,Read More

Taking the Level 1 Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam

Introductory Sommelier Course

I recently took the Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1: Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam at the 2014 TEXSOM conference. You may have seen the movie SOMM which documents the efforts of candidates preparing for the Master Sommelier exam, the fourth and final level of the program. In order to start on the journey toRead More

Highlights of the 2014 TEXSOM Conference

TEXSOM - tasting at a seminar

The 2014 TEXSOM Conference was held August 8th to 11th at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The conference was co-presented by the organizations Guild of Sommeliers, Court of Master Sommeliers – Americas, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and Society of Wine Educators. The conference attracts the nation’s topRead More

Vermouth – It’s Not Just for Cocktails

Vermouth bottles

One of the best things about attending TEXSOM is the education you can obtain. At this year’s 2014 10th annual TEXSOM conference, you could select from four different seminars per three sets of time periods for the two days. It was easy to find a topic you could be interested in. I saw a seminarRead More

Joelle Cousins Named Texas’ Best Sommelier

Joelle Cousins and Fred Dame MS

At the 10th annual TEXSOM conference, Joelle Cousins from the Red Room Lounge won the Texas’ Best Sommelier competition presented by Texas Monthly. There were 25 competitors from around the state of Texas who participated in the competition. The competition included a rigorous three-part wine examination involving theory, blind tasting, and service. A panel ofRead More

Houston Sommeliers to Compete for Texas’ Best Sommelier

TEXSOM Day 2 - Scott Ota wins

The 10th anniversary of TEXSOM will take place at the Four Seasons Resort & Club in Las Colinas, Texas, from August 9 to 11. The Texas Sommelier’s Conference hosts wine professionals and connoisseurs from around the world allowing them to attend educational seminars, network, and participate in certification opportunities. One of the highlights of TEXSOM isRead More