• 3rd Annual Sangria Throwdown

    WebOur 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:
    Cyclone Anaya’s
    Copper Chef
    Pi Pizza

    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

    And thank you to Karl Whitehead at Balloon Masters for the spectacular displays!

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