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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