Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iron Sommelier lineup set

There’s no greater showcase for Houston’s gifted and diverse sommelier population than the annual Iron Sommelier competition, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 9, at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. It benefits the Periwinkle Foundation, which develops and provides programs to help children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Each of the competing sommeliers selects three wines that focus on a particular wine region, grape or style, then does his or her best to sell their theme as the “best of show.” They also pick a select wine and do the same in the VIP tasting room for the underwriters.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Best Cellars Houston dinner, benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation: Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $750. donate.tjmartell.org/Houston.
Southhold Farm and Cellar wine dinner: Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft. 7 p.m. Thursday. $95. 713-628-9020.
Grape Stomp dinner: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $85. 713-662-9463.
Annual Grape Stomp: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday. $40. 713-662-9463.
Texas Wine Festival: The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball. 1-7 p.m. Oct. 7. $35-$85. 832-698-4722.
Houston’s Favorite Foods wine dinner: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 8. $45. 713-468-5030.
California wine dinner: Chama Ga├║cha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $55 plus tax and gratuity.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Duckhorn wine dinner with Duckhorn’s Zack Rasmuson: Kirby’s in The Woodlands, 1111 Timberloch Place. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $150. 713-362-1121.
Schramsberg wine dinner with winemaker Hugh Davies: Benefiting Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, at Brennan’s Houston, 3300 Smith. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $150 plus tax and gratuity. 713-522-9711.
Czech wine dinner: GenuWine Tasting Room, 6503 FM 1488. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. $65 ($60 for wine-club members). 832-934-2675.
J. Lohr wine dinner: ARA Restaurant in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 W. Loop S. 7 p.m. Friday. $125. 713-627-7600.
Three chefs wine dinner: Benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, at Radio Milano in Hotel Sorella, 800 Sorella Court. 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

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