On the Road: Houston

On the Road: Houston

Thursday, September 27th 6:30pm


Join us for a wine dinner in Houston!

One Fifth Houston
Thursday, September 27th

$150 for Members
$175 for non-Members

Menu will be announced before the event!

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Southern Smoke
Sunday, September 30th
4:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for grapes, grains and booze at Southern Smoke! Chris Shepherd launched Southern Smoke in 2015 after learning his friend and former sommelier Antonio Gianola was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Southern Smoke has raised $454,000 for the MS Society, making it the largest third-party fundraiser in a five-state area.

Last year, Southern Smoke shifted its focus to provide assistance to people in the food and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey and donated $501,000 to 139 people in need. To date, Southern Smoke has donated $984,000—both directly to people in need or to organizations that represent the needs of people in our industry. As Chris says, Southern Smoke was created to “take care of our own.”

This year, the proceeds of the 2018 Southern Smoke Festival will once again benefit the MS Society with a goal of donating $300,000 in honor of Antonio. Additionally, the Southern Smoke Foundation has expanded to include a year-round Emergency Relief Fund for people in the food and beverage industry, inspired by the success of last year’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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