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

Iron Sommelier Competition – Photo Credit: Periwinkle Foundation

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, serving expertise and wine selections with over 600 attendees.

At Iron Sommelier, Houston’s premier wine competition and tasting (and hottest ticket), the city’s most prestigious sommeliers compete for the title of Iron Sommelier. Each sommelier selects three wines that focus on a particular wine region, grape or style and personally presents the wines they are pouring. During this, they converse with guests as they taste and compare. Professional judges award the title of Iron Sommelier at the end of the evening while guests vote for the People’s Choice Award.

This year’s 2019 competing sommeliers include 14 contestants from some of the hottest food and wine venues in Houston. They are:

Iron Sommelier 2019 List of Competitors

Judging from previous years that I’ve attended this event, Houston’s sommeliers might not be as aggressive as the gladiators of Roman time, but Evan Turner did show up for the competition with a sideman in Greek armor. As you might imagine, Dr. Russ Texas Wineslinger (VintageTexas) will be there and, as always, will be on the lookout for local sommeliers that feature Texas wines.

Come, taste, vote and enjoy at the “Iron Somm” competition. It’s always good fun and a choice gustatory experience!

If you have not yet purchased your tickets for this event, it is getting late and there are no guarantees. Tickets to the Periwinkle Foundation Iron Sommelier event are a hot commodity with the Houston food and wine community. We hope to see you there this coming Wednesday evening. For further details on Iron Sommelier tickets, events, sponsorship opportunities, and venue click here.

Iron Sommelier Voting, Championship Cup and Winner


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