One of the biggest, best and most educational wine experiences in the country happens each year in Dallas at the annual TEXSOM Conference. Founded in 2005 by James Tidwell, MS, CWE, Sommelier at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas and Drew Hendricks, MS, CWE, Director of Beverage Education for Pappas Restaurants in Houston, the annual event draws everyone from wine enthusiasts to interested novices to the ever growing wine trade to the host site of the Four Seasons Restort and Club at Las Colinas for a multi-day conference on the latest industry trends and tastings, while Somms from across Texas compete for the title of the best Sommelier in the state.
I just got a note that the seminars are completely sold out for the August 12-13 conference, with attendance expected to be around 250 this year. However, you still have a chance to attend the incredible Grand Tasting on the evening of August 13. Starting at 7pm winemakers from across the state, country and the globe will pour their award winning wine for the walk around tasting, including Revana, Miner, Frias, Hanzell and many, many more. Tickets are $95 each and will go fast. More details and ticket information here.