Houston's best sommeliers will battle for the title of Iron Sommelier in a competition and fundraiser benefiting The Periwinkle Foundation. The evening will showcase the expertise of the city's top sommeliers while guests taste and compare selected wines that focus on particular regions, types of grapes and style.
Each competitor will be rated on wine choice, presentation, creativity and knowledge of their wine selections. On hand will be the 2012 Iron Sommelier title-holder, Ben Roberts of Masraff's.
Other competitors include: Jason Sherman of Brennan's of Houston; Ron Brandani of Carrabba's Kirby; Evan Turner of Helen: Greek Food & Wine; Kevin Kenyon of The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Cathy Nguyen of Mark's American Cuisine; Steven McDonald of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse; Christian Varas of River Oaks Country Club; Adele Corrigan of 13 Celsius wine bar; and James Watkins of America's and Churrasco's.
A big board auction and Making A Mark children's art sale will round out the evening.