This year’s Grand Tasting was… amazing! fabulous! fantastic! There are many more details to come, but we want to extend our sincerest thanks to all of this year’s sponsors, attendees, auction bidders, chefs, and everyone else who came out to support us and the Houston Area Women’s Center. Here are some scenes from the evening:
3rd Annual Sangria Throwdown!
Our 2014 Sangria Throwdown was a hit! More than 200 attendees voted for Houston’s best Sangria, and here are the winners:
1st place: Vanessa Treviño-Boyd, Beverage Director, & Sean Steele, Bar Manager, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted
2nd place: Ryan Levy & Ian Eastveld, Owners/Winemakers, The Nice Winery
3rd place: Adele Corrigan, Wine Director, 13 Celsius
A big thank you to all the competitors, sponsors, WOW members and guests who made the evening a success!
WHEN: Monday, June 16th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
WHERE: Tommie Vaughn Ford, 1201 N. Shepherd Dr.
WHO: Guys are welcome at all of our events this year!
Participating mixologists included:
Sean Beck,Wine Director, Backstreet Café/Hugo’s/Carocal
Kelly Railean, Owner/Distiller, Railean Distillers
Adele Corrigan, Wine Director, 13 Celsius
Laurie Sheddan & Leslie Ross, Triniti
Pedro Angel Garcia, Chef/Owner, El Meson
Shawn Virene, Managing Partner & Wine Director, Brasserie 19
James Watkins, Beverage Director, Cordua Restaurants
Vanessa Treviño-Boyd, Beverage Director, & Sean Steele, Bar Manager, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted
Angie Chang, Sommelier, Sonoma in The Heights
Josh Copeland, Owner, Texas Sangria Company
Ryan Levy & Ian Eastveld, Owners/Winemakers, The Nice Winery
Participating restaurants and food trucks included:
Proceeds from the event benefited the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC).
We also collected a few items to donate directly to HAWC:
- packages of construction paper
- character backpacks for elementary school girls
- yoga pants (all sizes)
- sports bras
- gift cards
WOW’s 2013 year-end donation to HAWC
We recently gathered at the Houston Area Women’s Center for our annual check presentation. And this year we were thrilled to be able to donate $45,000 to this important cause — more than double our donation in 2012!
Our sincerest thanks to everyone who supported us this year — members, guests, sponsors (scroll down to see all our sponsor logos!), friends and family. We are looking forward to an even better 2014!