TEXSOM Conference and the Texas' Best Sommelier Competition were founded by James Tidwell MS, CWE, Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in La Colinas; Drew Hendricks MS, CWE, Director of Beverage Education for Pappas Restaurants in Houston; and Guy Stout MS, CWE, with Glazer's Distributors.
Since its inception in 2005, the conference has attracted more than 2,200 wine professionals from across the United States, and more than 160 Texas Sommeliers have competed for the coveted title, Texas' Best Sommelier. The speakers and judges constitute a "who's who" list of the nation's top wine professionals: Master Sommeliers (MS), Certified Wine Educators (CWE), Masters of Wine (MW) and other highly respected wine educators.
This second annual event from the Pebble Beach Food and Wine team promises to be even more spectacular than last year. With exclusive tastings, lunches and dinners in downtown L.A. as well as Santa Monica and Hollywood, this promises to be a weekend to remember.
We’re turning up the volume—and the fun factor—at the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction, already one of the most successful charity wine auctions in the nation. Bid on rare wines, luxury dining experiences, custom travel packages and one-of-a-kind-treasures and adventures, knowing that as you do so you are supporting access to the arts for everyone in the Wood River Valley.
The Jackson Hole Wine Auction is one of the preeminent charity wine auctions in the country. In the seventeen years since its inception, the annual event has raised millions of dollars for the continued enrichment of arts and culture in Jackson Hole through it’s beneficiary organization, Grand Teton Music Festival. Fresh off a spectacular 50th Anniversary season in 2011, Grand Teton Music Festival continues to be one of the leading summer music festivals in the nation. In addition to gathering the top orchestral musicians, guest soloists and conductors from around the world for seven weeks every summer, the Festival is committed to fostering a lifelong music appreciation for students and families through extensive education and community outreach programs.
The Manhattan Wine Auction is the largest charity wine auction in Southern California. This year’s event on June 9, 2012, will mark our 18th year. Graciously hosted by the Manhattan Country Club, and a sold out gala each year with 1400 paid attendees, this year’s event will feature:
Samples from 80 world class vintners and 30 of the finest local restaurants.
Live music and dancing outdoors to the John Brown Band.
Live and Silent auction lots featuring the finest in collectible wines, exotic trips, one-of-a-kind dinners, a 2013 Ford Escape SUV and much more.
Proceeds from the annual Manhattan Wine Auction benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF). MBEF is a non-profit organization which provides grants to the seven public schools of Manhattan Beach in order to maintain the core curriculum necessary for our children’s education.
The Manhattan Wine Auction generously thanks our hosts, the Manhattan Country Club, for allowing us to convert the Club into a food and wine tasting fair for this event. With fences and tennis nets removed, guests stroll through the grounds sampling the best in food and wine in a casual and festive party atmosphere. Silent auction tables are located throughout. Guests enjoy tasting, bidding, and visiting with new and old friends. The live auction and dancing occur on Centre Court where a large stage and dance floor are surrounded by tables of ten seats.
Located at Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Park View Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
America's first charity wine auction remains the premier celebration of wine the world over. After 31 years, this event still holds true to its origins: to create a vehicle to support the health and well-being of the community, held in the idyllic setting where the grapes are grown and hosted by the creative individuals behind America's finest wines. It is an unparalleled four days of festivities celebrating the wine, the food and the heritage of this acclaimed region—we along with honorary chairs, the Chappellet family, invite you to be a part of the celebration.
Heart's Delight is widely recognized as a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests gather to play and bid in the Nation's Capital. This distinctive event is a four-day celebration of exceptional food and wine with unique touches woven throughout. Meteor Vineyard is excited to take part in this years event at the United States of Wine Reception, the Collectors DInner as well as a private Thursday night dinner with Fisher Vineyards at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar.