The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2023 does not start once again till February 28, however as any longtime Houstonian understands, rodeo season is all year.
With that in mind, the rodeo has actually revealed winners from the yearly Rodeo Uncorked!International Wine Competition Top honors of Grand Champion Best of Show went to renowned Newstonian and rap star/businessman/occasional TV hostCurtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV.
Jackson, an ardent rodeo fan, likewise won Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show in 2021 for the Le Chemin du Roi Brut, as CultureMappreviously reported No complete stranger to Texas- sized costs on grapes, he bid and won on a 2017 Hye Meadow Winery Boooom Red (Texas High Plains), which he noted on Twitter expenses “more than a Rolls Royce.”
Meanwhile, the 2023 Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show was granted to Bernhardt Winery Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve, Danube Plain, 2020, per the rodeo.
“The 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition included an unbelievable choice of white wines from all over the world, with Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV, taking house the leading reward as Grand Champion Best of Show,” stated Chris Boleman, rodeo president and CEO, in press products.
This year’s competitors at NRG Center boasted 3,071 entries from 18 nations, consisting of Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Italy, South Africa, andSpain Some 160 entries came from this year’s highlighted area, Australia.
Notably, 531 of those entries were from Texas wineries. For a complete list of winners, go to theRodeo Uncorked! winners site