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Milonga on the Bayou Tango in Houston

Date: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 Winery Blogs

Nothing is more Argentine that a great Torrontes, Malbec, or one of over 200 Tangos. We're pouring our wines on October 16 in Houston Texas at Milonga on the Bayou! Please join us.

MiLonga on the Bayou, Tango and Wine in Houston

On October 16, Tango Houston cordially invites you to MILONGA AT THE BAYOU, a special pre-holiday TANGO CELEBRATION bringing together all of Houston's Tango dancers. The event will be held at Planet Funk Academy, featuring a beautiful grand hall and observation deck, wine, appetizers, and the DJing of Mercy, Luis and Mario! Dancing will start at 10 pm and close at 2 am. Planet Funk Academy is located at 5731 Logan Lane, off of Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas.

Please find more information about the event here: http://www.tangohouston.net

Tango Houston

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Press Event Ikal 1150 Wines Launch at 57 Degrees in San Diego

Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2010 Winery Blogs

San Diego Wine Writers Bloggers Twitters on Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina

Please join fellow journalists, bloggers, and twitter folk for a taste of our first vintage in San Diego. We'll be pouring all five or our wines in our San Diego inaugural wine launch event. An assortment of cheeses and charcurerie will accompany the wines.

Russ Kindom, proprietor at 57 Degrees is graciously hosting our event and helping us spread the word about what we've been doing in Argentina leading up to our first release, the 2007 vintage of Ikal 1150.

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Wine Tasting at Hubbell & Hudson in the Woodlands - Market & Bistro

Date: Sat, Jul 10, 2010 Winery Blogs

Saturday, July 10, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, complimentary wine tasting...

Hubbell Hudson in The Woodlands Texas, Wine Tasting with Argentina

Please join the Ikal 1150 vineyard owners at Hubbell & Hudson in the Woodlands for a wine tasting from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with all five of our high-altitude wines. This event comes one week after the famous beer and cheese festival so your palettes should be cleansed!

Hubbell & Hudson is European style market and bakery in the Woodlands, Texas. The "Wine District" there specializes in boutique and limited production wines like the Ikal 1150 Wines from Mendoza, Argentina.

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Wine Tasting with Ikal 1150 at Vino 100 Woodlands

Date: Fri, Jul 2, 2010 Winery Blogs

Saturday, July 3, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, and onward...

Vino 100, The Woodlands, Houston, wine tasting, wine bar

Please join the Ikal 1150 vineyard owners at Vino 100 for a wine tasting from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and stay for live music, wine, and food afterwards...

Vino 100 is a retail wine shop and wine bar in the Woodlands that specializes in boutique and limited production wines like the Ikal 1150 Wines from Mendoza, Argentina.

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Our Wines Featured in 002 Houston Magazine

Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 Winery Blogs

It's Cool to be...
002 Houston Magazine, May 2010
002 Magazine Article Wine Art Poetry

A fun read in the May 2010 issue of 002 Houston Magazine blends art, wine, photography, and poetry with Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina.

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Annual Event at the Petroleum Club of Houston - Cigars Wine Food

Date: Sun, May 2, 2010 Winery Blogs

Petroleum Club of Houston Wine List Annual Event

Please join us for the Annual Cigar Night hosted by the Young Professionals Association of the Petroleum Club of Houston. Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina will be pouring our 2007 vintage wines: Chardonnay, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our sister property, Hotel Esencia, a luxury hotel estate in the Riviera Maya Mexico, has donated a stay including a wine dinner featuring the Ikal 1150 wines.

Benefits from the admission and raffle are donated to Sire Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers. In addition to wine, we share a passion for horses, just ask some of Ikal 1150's best staff members—-named Manchita, Almendrita and Fosforito--the estate’s three native horses help us with many aspects of our wine production.

About Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina

Petroleum Club of Houston, Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Wine List Ikal 1150 is a small estate vineyard producing five 100% varietal wines in Mendoza, Argentina including Torrontes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our name "Ikal" means "poetry" in native Mayan and "eleven-fifty" describes our elevation in meters above sea level where nature allows us to produce some of the finest wines in the world. We are also building a small luxury vineyard hotel and vineyard homes for sale in Argentina. For more information please visit our winery fan page on Facebook.

About The Petroleum Club of Houston

With more than 1,300 members, the Petroleum Club of Houston remains one of the premier private clubs in the city. The Club is conveniently located in downtown Houston atop the ExxonMobil building. Our growing membership roster extends beyond the oil and gas community to include legal, business, medical, diplomatic and educational leaders throughout the city. Club members experience cuisine and service of world class quality. The Club’s setting is perfect for entertaining clients, family and friends.
Friday, April 30, 2010 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell, 43rd Floor
Houston TX 77002
Donation $100 per person (members), $120 per person (non-members)
RSVP: member@pcoh.com

About Hotel Esencia

Slient Auction and Raffle for Luxury Hotel Esencia in the Riviera Maya

Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, gourmet restaurant, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an actual Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life.

Cigar Cigar

Located at 2278 Texas Drive, Sugar Land, Texas was rated by the Houston Press in the 2009 Best of Houston as “the Best place to buy Cigars.” Cigar Cigar offers a private members smoking experience through our exclusive Diamond Crown Lounge, as well a well-stocked Cigar brick and mortar with excellent and varied choices in Cigars, and Cigar Accessories for the general public. Cigar Cigar is located in the Town Square and hosts a variety of Cigar Events. Follow Cigar Cigar on Twitter at twitter.com/cigarcigar and on their website at www.mycigarcigar.com.

About Prime Living

A luxury lifestyle magazine intended for the most affluent and influential residents of the greater Houston region. It will define a particular lifestyle, one that is both savvy and urbane. From compelling editorial to spectacular photography, Prime Living brings the most lavish and unique experiences to life. Houston Petroleum Club, Featured Banquet Wine for Weddings

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Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Winners

Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 Winery Blogs

dallas morning news wine competition winners 2010

Check back on April 15, 2010 when we post a link to the winners of the 26th annual Dallas Morning News Wine Competition. The competition started in 1985 with 570 wine entries. This year it has grown to over 3,000 entries in 2010.

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Off the Vine... Wine Gala, Tasting & Auction at Kiepersol... Tyler Tx

Date: Sat, Mar 13, 2010 Winery Blogs

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tyler TX Wine, Off the Vine, Wine Auction and Gala, Keipersol Estates

Please join vineyard owners Sandra and Jerry Ward, who grew up in Tyler, as they pour their award winning Ikal 1150 wines from Argentina at the 2010 Off the Vine, Wine Gala and Auction.

The event will benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Smith County, Parents Anonymous® Inc, and All Saints Episcopal School.

Join chef Dean Fearing, of Ritz-Carlton fame for a pairing of his creations with the Ikal 1150 and over 30 other wines from around the world.

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Redesigning Downtown Houston: A Style Competition at One Park Place with Prime Living

Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 Winery Blogs

Downtown Houston Skyline

Showcasing the style and sophistication of city living, top local Houston designers will participate in a unique design competition that highlights the innovative and luxurious style of urban living. Renea Abbott, Chandos Dodson, and Michael Stribling will compete to win best design for a one-bedroom "deluxe apartment in the sky" at Houston's new residential high-rise One Park Place.

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St. Stephens School Houston... Art Show and Auction 2010 in Precore Hall

Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 Winery Blogs

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

Wines at St Stephens Silent Auction Art Show

We're co-sponsoring this year's Art Show and Auction 2010 by donating a selection of wines including the Ikal 1150 Chardonnay and Malbec. We're excited to see the great artwork the St. Stephens students have created and to pour our wines for their parents!

The transformation of Pecore Hall into an art gallery is complete and looking fabulous! There are many incredible art pieces created by the St. Stephens students for action. Also featured are great getaways and memorabilia this year. Tickets at the door are $75 and include dinner catered by Treebeard’s, drinks, and dessert.

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Roundup and Best Bites... Houston Rodeo Wine Competition Winners...

Date: Sun, Jan 31, 2010 Winery Blogs

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition Winners, Champions 2010 Best Bites Roundup 201

The excitement gets uncorked at the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition, as attendees delight their taste buds at this lively event featuring the announcement of the International Wine Competition Champions, as well as the culinary competition of regional restaurants and catering institutions.

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Poe Elementary... Everybody's Somebody... Silent Auction Houston Tx

Date: Sun, Jan 31, 2010 Winery Blogs

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

We're sponsoring this year's "Everybody's Somebody" charity event at Poe Elementary with a donation of our wine for the dinner and tasting events. For the silent auction, we've teamed up with Hotel Esencia to offer a 3 day 4 night wine and dine experience in Mexico's Riviera Maya.

This year the country & western theme will include a BBQ dinner, silent auction, live auction, big board, and a live band. There will also be a wine raffle with donations from Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina and auction attendees. You may donate wines to Poe Elementary by way of the Houston Wine Merchant.

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Riding Among the Vines in Wine Enthusiast

Date: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Winery Blogs

by Lisa Rogak
Copyright 2009 Wine Enthusiast Magazine
please see link below...

... For the lovers of wines and equines, we've rounded up a list of outfitters who will take care of everything from saddling up to preparing a tasting menu...

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Wine Pairings, KXAN Austin, Texas Channel 21

Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 Winery Blogs

KXAN Austin Morning Show Dec 2009

Saturday, December 13, 2009
Copyright 2009 KXAN Austin

Pairing up Austin, Texas' favorite holiday foods with the Ikal 1150 wines from Mendoza, Argentina.

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