Congratulations to Iron Sommelier 2019 Andres Blanco – Caracol Houston

Congratulations to Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier 2019 – Andres Blanco from Caracol Houston The remaining results from last nights Periwinkle Iron Sommelier Competition held at The Houstonian Hotel are: 1st Runner Up Julie Dalton – Mastro’s 2nd Runner Up Chris Poldoian – Camerata at Paulie’s Underwriter Tasting Room, Best Presentation Chris Poldoian…

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Welcome to the Gladiator Pit… (Not Quite)  at Iron Sommelier 2019 – Presented by AUTOSOL

Welcome to the Gladiator Pit… (Not Quite)  at Iron Sommelier 2019 – Presented by AUTOSOL On Wednesday, October 30th, 6 -10 pm, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa the Periwinkle Foundation is hosting Iron Sommelier 2019, presented by AUTOSOL. Houston’s top sommeliers will share their wine & food knowledge,…

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Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine

Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine As announced by Fall Creek Vineyards Director of Winemaking Sergio Cuadra, “We are thrilled to learn that our 2015 Fall Creek Vineyards Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (GSM), Salt Lick Vineyards was awarded this year’s Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine.…

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Periwinkle Foundation Provides A First-Hand View of Sommeliers’ Thirst for Competition

Thirst of Competition: Periwinkle Hosts Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Event Iron Sommelier Presented by AUTOSOL® Returns to Houston on November 9 WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test at The Houstonian at 6 p.m this Thursday evening. Come and see it first-hand what interesting things…

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Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Great news for the Texas wine industry!  This year, Texas topped all states except for California with “Best of Class” awards for seven Texas appellation wines at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. One of those is…

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Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Champion wines have been named from the thousands competing in the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 12 – 13, 2016, at NRG Center, Houston, Texas. Highest honors were given to four wineries in Texas:…

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Texas Fine Wine Wineries Recognized for Quality

TEXAS FINE WINE WINERIES WIN BIG AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS Five stellar wineries recognized for consistent quality, expression of wines CENTRAL TEXAS, January 25, 2016 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to shine at international wine competitions, bringing home gold medals, while also making Texas Monthly’s Best Texas…

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Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases

Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases After driving past the cool waters of the Guadalupe River and arriving at Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Bending Branch owner and winemaker Bob Young chauffeured us to the winery building.…

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Part 1 – 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List (Part 1) As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

Texas Hill Country Wineries  – December 2014 Newsletter Reprinted by permission of Texas Hill Country Wineries (click here). Holiday Wine Kick-0ff Tasting at Flat Creek Estate Join us THIS Friday! Friday, December 5, 6-8pm – Hill Country tasting with Flat Creek Estate, Stone House Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, Westcave Cellars…

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