Iron Sommelier is looking for volunteers

From the Periwinkle Foundation newsletter.

Iron Sommelier 2018, Presented by AUTOSOL, is just around the corner and we need your help! We are looking for more than 40 volunteers to help at our one of a kind wine tasting and
sommelier competition!

Volunteers Needed
Iron Sommelier
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Shift One
(21 Volunteers – Check In and Auctions)
4:00 pm to 8:00pm

Shift Two
(20 Volunteers – Auctions and Check Out)
7:00 pm to 11:00pm

The Houstonian Hotel
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

*Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer at this event*

If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering at this event please contact me directly at,

For more information about the event,
please visit

Best Regards,

Erin Overhouse Locke
Community Programs Director
The Periwinkle Foundation


Wine and Chiles en Nogada Pairing September 30

Event Name: Wine and Chiles en Nogada Pairing

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Date: September 30, 2018

Time: 4 pm

Location/Venue: Camerata at Paulie’s
1830 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Cost: $30 for Chiles en Nogada; wine served on first come first served basis

Event Description: Stop by Camerata at Paulie’s on Sunday, September 30th from 5-8 pm, to enjoy a wine pairing event with Cuchara Restaurant, highlighting the Mexican dish, Chiles en Nogada. Enjoy the evening learning about Chiles and its perfect wine pairing, while listening to a Mexican guitar trio.

Invented in the town of Puebla and considered to be Mexico’s national dish, Chiles en Nogada consists of the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – and originated around the time of Mexican independence.

Registration Telephone: 8322287926

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Texas Wine & Art Festival, October 6-7

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Event Name: Texas Wine & Art Festival

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Date: October 6-7, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location/Venue: Entrance to Old Town Spring
435 Spring Cypress
Spring, Texas 77373

Cost: $25 Early Bird Online wine tasting tickets includes one wine tasting admission wristband, one commemorative wine glass and 15 one-half oz. tastings; additional tastings available for $1 each; additional fees apply, limited time offer.

Event Description: The Texas Wine & Art Festival ( presented by Main Street Festivals returns to Historic Old Town Spring this October just in time for Texas Wine Month! The bi-annual, two-day wine and art festival returns this year following a hiatus in 2017 due to damages to the area caused by Hurricane Harvey.

This year’s event focuses on the heart and soul of the area’s regional and local businesses, many of whom have made their living with storefronts and weekend stands in Old Town Spring and surrounding rural towns. The festival will highlight 15 Texas-based wineries featuring award-winning local white, red & sweet wines and southern-style blends as well as the Go Texan artisan booths offering hand-crafted artworks, photography, crafts, handmade fashion and more on October 6 & 7, 2018.

Texas is home to some of the top wineries in the country, each with their own distinctive personality and style of wine-making offering wine enthusiasts the chance to savor the many flavors from across the Great State of Texas! Raise a glass and sample libations from 15 local & regional wineries showcasing award-winning Texas wines, along with a festive selection of craft beers from some of Houston’s finest micro-breweries as part of the weekend’s events.

Participating vineyards include Haak Vineyards & Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Perrine Winery, Red Road Vineyard, Maydelle Country Wines, Texas South Wind Vineyard & Winery, Bernhardt Winery, Dionisio Winery, Houston Winery, Frascone Winery, Naca Valley Vineyards, Lost Draw Cellars, Landon Winery and Kissing Tree Vineyards.

In addition to the wine and craft beer samplings, guests can support local businesses by shopping at the Go Texan vendor village featuring original art works, unique crafts and handmade pieces from local artists, as well as sample locally-sourced food, unique culinary products and more. Live music will take place on the Harvest Stage throughout the weekend with music from local bands and performers. The event is open to all ages and is a family-friendly event; Rain or Shine.

General admission to the festival is FREE on Saturday and Sunday and provides access to shopping with Go Texan vendor booths. Wine tasting packages are available for purchase for a limited time offer of $25 Early Bird online special which includes one wine tasting admission wristband, one commemorative wine glass and 15 one-half oz. tastings; additional wine tasting tickets are available for $1 each. Additional fees apply. Prices increase to $35 for wine tasting packages at the gate.

Tickets are available online at The Texas Wine & Festival is presented by Main Street Festivals.

Registration Telephone: (832) 368-6233

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Camerata/Cuchara Wine Dinner: Champagne & Chiles en Nogada, September 1

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Event Name: Cuchara Wine Dinner: Champagne & Chiles en Nogada

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Date: September 1, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location/Venue: Cuchara Restaurant
214 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77006

Cost: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity

Event Description: This Labor Day weekend, Cuchara Restaurant and Camerata are collaborating for a Champagne & Chiles wine dinner featuring the Mexican classic Chiles en Nogada. For the unfamiliar, these poblano chiles are stuffed with pork and fruit and topped with a luxurious walnut cream sauce. One of the signature dishes of central Mexico, Chiles en Nogada are served during the month of September to celebrate Mexican Independence.

To enhance this regional delicacy, Camerata Wine Director and General Manager, Chris Poldoian, will be pairing the chiles with a flight of grower champagne.

Registration Telephone: (713) 942-0000

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