Houston’s premier wine-tasting competition is back in-person and better than ever! The Periwinkle Foundation is proud to announce Iron Sommelier 2022 presented by AUTOSOL will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. This year, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston will play host to Houston’s premier wine competition and tasting which brings together the city’s most prestigious sommeliers competing for the title of Iron Sommelier.
Each competing sommelier will select three wines that focus on a particular wine region, grape, or style, and a panel of judges will rate wine choice, presentation, creativity, and knowledge of their wine selections.
Underwriters will have the opportunity to vote for the Underwriter Room Award while all guests may cast their “corks” for the People’s Choice Award. Guests will have access to an exciting wine pull, auction, raffle, and children’s art sales. Justin Vann of Nancy’s Hustle, 2021 Iron Sommelier winner, selected the case of wine that is being sold to further raise funds for the Periwinkle Foundation.
Sommeliers competing in the 2022 competition include:
- Andrés Blanco– Le Jardinier
- Justyna Brewczyk – Everywine
- Anthony Garza– Trattoria Sofia
- Chris Havens– Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
- Zachary Newman– Bludorn
- Evan Ortiz – MARCH
- Hector Ramirez– Sonoma Wine Bar
- Skyler Ring– Mastro’s Steakhouse
- Dennis Vawter– River Oaks Country Club
- Kelly Voelkel– Vinology and Bombetta
- Adele Corrigan Wade– 13 celsius Wine Bar
- Trevor Wiedeman– MAD
Individual tickets are $250 and sponsorships are available starting at $2,500. Please visit https://ironsommelier.org/underwrite-sponsor/ to learn more or to purchase tickets.
For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, including pricing on access to the Masters Tasting Room and Underwriter Tasting Room, contact Alice Rohrman, firstname.lastname@example.org.