The Periwinkle Foundation celebrates the 15th anniversary of Houston’s premier wine tasting and sommelier competition presented by AUTOSOL, once again held at The Post Oak Hotel. On Thursday, November 9, the city’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test for the title of Iron Sommelier.
Benefitting The Periwinkle Foundation programs for pediatric cancer patients, guests are invited to sample wines in a private setting at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Competing sommeliers will select three wines which focus on a particular wine region, grape, or style and personally present the wines they are pouring, while conversing with guests as they taste and compare. A panel of judges will rate the sommeliers on their wine choice, presentation, creativity, and knowledge of their wine selections.
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.
Sommeliers competing in the 2023 competition include:
- Andres Blanco, Le Jardinier
- Daisy Durham, Doris Metropolitan
- Chris Havens, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
- Coleman Mason, MAD
- Matthew McLaughlin, Guard and Grace
- Zach Newman. Georgia James
- Corey Peterson, Bludorn
- Joshua Ponthieux, Mastros
- Meagan Van Til, AOC Selections
- Rachel Van Til, Houston Oaks Country Club
- Dennis Vawter, River Oaks Country Club
- Cody Vela, March
- Adele Corrigan Wade, 13 celsius wine bar
Underwriting available starting at $1,000. Please visit www.ironsommelier.org/underwrite-sponsor to learn more or to purchase tickets. For individual tickets at $250, go to www.ironsommelier.org/tickets.
Sponsorship opportunities include Tasting Rooms, Valet, Lanyard, Wine Glass, and Children’s Art. Contact Alice Rohrman at [email protected] for more information.