Wine Classic

The Small Steps Wine Classic is a four-course dinner, featuring wine pairings carefully selected by a featured sommelier.

The 2024 Small Steps Wine Classic was held April 17, 2024 at The Revaire, chaired by Connally & Mark Burroughs and Robyn & Embry Canterbury. This year’s Wine Classic raised $1 million for Small Steps!
Questions? Contact Julianne Hickey at or 713-236-0330.
Small Steps Nurturing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The difference between the amount of your payment and the amount of goods and services received may be deductible as a charitable contribution. We estimate the fair market value for the Wine Classic is $250 per person. Small Steps’ EIN is 76-0471755.

Event Details


April 17, 2024


The Revaire


Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Wine Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

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This year's sommelier

Ryan Cooper

Ryan is a native Houstonian whose love affair with hospitality spans two decades. He achieved his Advanced Sommelier accreditation in 2018 on his first attempt, a distinction held by less than 8% of test takers. Above all else, his passion is teaching. He has spent years reimagining how to talk about wine and make it more approachable for the casual drinker. In 2022, Ryan and his wife threw caution to the wind and launched Everywine, an entertaining wine education and events company based in the Heights. Prior to that, his primary focus was independently-owned, chef driven restaurants. He has been on the opening team at a number of critically acclaimed establishments including Uchi, Camerata, and Goodnight Hospitality concepts. Management and Beverage Director experience include Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Justin Thompson Restaurant Group, MAD, and Montrose Cheese & Wine.  Ryan loves all things outdoor and competitive, and can make his three children laugh like no one else.

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2024 Host Committee

Jessica & Fred Brazelton 

Julie & John Howie

Katherine & Sean Keenan 

Christine & Shea Morenz 

Aimee & Wynne Snoots