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Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes enjoy Artesa wine time at a West Ave hot spot

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20 Tyler Russell and Carrie Biederstadt at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Tyler Russell and Carrie Biederstadt. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
19 Danielle Ramdazo, from left, with Michael and Leticia Shelley at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Danielle Ramdazo, from left, with Michael and Leticia Shelley. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
18 Redick Edwards IV, from left, Missi Scott and Charlotte Young at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Redick Edwards IV, from left, Missi Scott and Charlotte Young. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
17 The crowd at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
The crowd at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
16 Susan Truscott and  Don Maler at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Susan Truscott and Don Maler. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
15 Cati and Sam Rines, from left, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Cati and Sam Rines, from left, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
14 Edward Sanchez, from left,  Mark Beringer and Mauney Mafrige at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Edward Sanchez, from left, Mark Beringer and Mauney Mafrige. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
13 Tom Dempsey, left, and George MacDonald at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Tom Dempsey, left, and George MacDonald. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
12 Julie Azud, left, and Brittany King at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Julie Azud, left, and Brittany King. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
11 Tatiana Fofanova, left, and Stephanie Marten-Ellis at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Tatiana Fofanova, left, and Stephanie Marten-Ellis. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
10 Steven Mickey and Allison Huseman at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Steven Mickey and Allison Huseman. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
9 Fernando Martinez and Mona Lisa Nguyen at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Fernando Martinez and Mona Lisa Nguyen. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
8 Danielle Mauz, from left, Brandon Cooper, Teresa Grim and Tony Moles at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Danielle Mauz, from left, Brandon Cooper, Teresa Grim and Tony Moles. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
7 Cassie Kraft and John Sanders at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Cassie Kraft and John Sanders. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
6 Jodi St. Clair and Russell Reeves at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Jodi St. Clair and Russell Reeves. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
5 Elizabeth O'Dowd and Matt Young at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Elizabeth O'Dowd and Matt Young. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
4 Marcy de Luna and Eric Sandler at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Marcy de Luna and Eric Sandler. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
3 Lawrence Clayton and Gabriella Aliberti at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Lawrence Clayton and Gabriella Aliberti. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
2 Dr. Romy Mitchell, from left, Marcelina Gogol, Donys Mitchell and Audrey Collins at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Dr. Romy Mitchell, from left, Marcelina Gogol, Donys Mitchell and Audrey Collins. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
1 Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
20 Tyler Russell and Carrie Biederstadt at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
19 Danielle Ramdazo, from left, with Michael and Leticia Shelley at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
18 Redick Edwards IV, from left, Missi Scott and Charlotte Young at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
17 The crowd at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
16 Susan Truscott and  Don Maler at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
15 Cati and Sam Rines, from left, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
14 Edward Sanchez, from left,  Mark Beringer and Mauney Mafrige at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
13 Tom Dempsey, left, and George MacDonald at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
12 Julie Azud, left, and Brittany King at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
11 Tatiana Fofanova, left, and Stephanie Marten-Ellis at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
10 Steven Mickey and Allison Huseman at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
9 Fernando Martinez and Mona Lisa Nguyen at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
8 Danielle Mauz, from left, Brandon Cooper, Teresa Grim and Tony Moles at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
7 Cassie Kraft and John Sanders at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
6 Jodi St. Clair and Russell Reeves at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
5 Elizabeth O'Dowd and Matt Young at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
4 Marcy de Luna and Eric Sandler at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
3 Lawrence Clayton and Gabriella Aliberti at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
2 Dr. Romy Mitchell, from left, Marcelina Gogol, Donys Mitchell and Audrey Collins at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014
1 Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman at the Artesa wine tasting at Cru March 2014

What: CultureMap Presents: Friends of Artesa  

Where: Crú Wine Bar

The 411: As part of his annual swing through Texas, winemaker Mark Beringer stopped by West Ave hotspot Cru to present Artesa's latest vintages. The Napa Valley-grown chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon had taste buds tingling as attendees eagerly lined up for seconds (and thirds). Beringer may be a fourth generation winemaker, but that pales in comparison to Artesa owners the Raventos family of Spain, whose winemaking history dates to the mid-16th century.

Meanwhile Crú's staff worked the room with a variety of delectable bites like roast beef sliders and mini crab cakes. Several of CultureMap's Most Eligible Bachelors & Bachelorettes took in the scene, including Brittany King, Laura Ferguson, Kelley Elliott and Lawrence Clayton.

Local Master Sommelier Guy Stout represented Houston's wine world, along with winery representatives George MacDonald and Mark Dempsey.     

Who: Angela Roberts, Danielle Randazzo, Daniel Wisler, Natasja Mallory from Artesa, celebrity makeup artist Edward Sanchez, Adrienne Saxe, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Bar Method Houston owner Rachel Good, Landmark Hospitality wine director John Sanders, Cassie Kraft and Marcy de Luna.

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