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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Who in Houston, Texas Doesn’t Like a Good Circus? And, with a Montrose Gourmet Lunch, and an Artist Meet/Greet, Too!

Who in Houston, Texas Doesn’t Like a Good Circus? And, with a Montrose Gourmet Lunch, and an Artist Meet/Greet, Too! Cirque Du Soleil LUZIA Artist Meet & Greet Brunch At La Villa WHO:  La Villa – French Riviera Food located on Montrose Boulevard. With ambitious cuisine,  remarkable service,  and a  warm and…

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Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was!

Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was! Annually, October is Texas Wine Month, the month when we sip, savor and celebrate our wonderful, fifth-largest-in-the-USA wine industry. Well, it’s now November and Texas Wine Month is over, but from my vantage point in Houston,…

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Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: Sept. 24-25, 2018 at Kiepersol Winery’s “Salt Kitchen”

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: Sept. 24-25, 2018 at Kiepersol Winery’s “Salt Kitchen” Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger – the man that wrote the book on Texas wine – will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Kiepersol Winery‘s “Salt Kitchen” Classroom, 4120 FM 344…

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Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort, Texas

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort Texas Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger, will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Bending Branch Winery’s “Branch on High” Tasting Room in Comfort, Texas.  Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Monday &…

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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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Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard)

Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard) Not too long ago, I received a call from long-time winegrower Neal Newsom asking if I was going to make it to his Newsom Grape Day event in Plains, Texas, located southwest of Lubbock and about 14 miles…

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Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans

Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans I recently attended the Texas Wine Revolution’s second annual festival held this year at Featherstone Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. After an early morning violent torrential rain (complete with lightning and hail), I wondered if there would…

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