The 2018 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition was held Nov. 11 – 12, 2017, at NRG Center. This year’s event had a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and South Africa. The 2018 featured region, Northern Spain—specifically the wine growing regions of Rioja, Navarra, Priorat, Ribera de Duero, Rueda, Rias Baixas, Valdeorras, and Cava—received 212 entries. Texas wineries represented 420 entries.
As we reported before, the Gruene Music & Wine Festival was held from October 5-8 this year. The 2017 festival was record-breaking which allowed the Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM with sponsors donate a combined $173,945.98 to United Way. $143,741.12 of the proceeds were from festival events while the remaining $30,204.86 of proceeds came from the October 8th event, and were donated to the United Way of the Coastal Bend to aid in Harvey disaster relief.
Disclosure: Texas Wine Lover was invited to the event for the purposes of this press coverage. However, all opinions, experiences, and photographs are entirely our own. The Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier 2017, presented by AUTOSOL, was held November 9th at The Houstonian Hotel. 14 of Houston’s best sommeliers competed for the title of Iron Sommelier while 600 people enjoyed the evening of wine and food.
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Selecting a term
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