Competition Management
(click on any judges name in blue to see their bio)

DAVID  MALE USA NY Competition Chairman and Certified International Judge
RON DOUGHERTY USA NY Head Judge, President CLI, Wine Consultant
TOM KING USA NC Backroom Manager
PETER PARTS   Competition Guru
SIMON DURKEE   Cyber Simon
ED SCHRAM   Logistics and Security Coordinator
COOP COOPER   Asst. Backroom Manager

International Judges Slated to Judge at the 2015 Competition:
(click on any judges name in blue to see their bio)

EVAN ABRAMS USA OH Beverage Director Jean-Roberts Table
HOPE ALEXANDER USA IL SWE, International Judge
RICHARD ALLEN USA NY RN,MSN,CRNA WSET/AWS CERTIFIED
DAVID ANTHONY USA OH General Manager Vino Volo
LUBOS BARTA Czech Republic  Editor-in-Chief, (CZ) SOMMELIER Magazine, teacher/wine educator, international wine judge
CHRISTOPHER BATES, MS USA NY Master Sommelier
PETER BELL USA NY Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake
MARIN  BEROVIC SLOVENIA  Professor at University of Ljubljana, Member & Chairman of European Wine Competitions
DON BOMBACE USA NY Owner, Bombace Wines & Spirits
DORIS MICULAN BRADLEY Canada ON Restaurateur/Chef/Import Agent/Writer/Sommelier
JOEL BUTLER, MW USA WA MW, Educator, Writer and Consultant, WineKnow LLC/Butler Hskett Productions, LLC
RAUL CASTELLANI ARGENTINA  International President WAWWJ, President Vinus International Wine Competition
RENE CHAZOTTES, MS France/USA  Master Sommelier
BRENDA COCKRELL USA NC AWS Certified Judge (WJCP), WSET III, CSW
DROR ENGELSTEIN Israel  Student of Viticulture and Enology, Sommelier and Wine Consultant
DR. PATRICK FARRELL, MW USA CA Master of Wine, Wine Educator and Writer/President & CEO of BevWizard
EDWARD FINSTEIN Canada Toronto The Wine Doctor, Award-Winning Author, TV/Radio Host, Journalist, Professor of Wine
FRANJO FRANCEM Croatia  Wine Judge
WILLIAM FRANK USA NY Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society, Bordeaux Cert.-Writer
PETER GAMBLE Canada  International Wine Consultant/Winery Owner, Argentina
MICHAEL GELVEN USA  Online retailer, Wine Writer, CWE
ATTILA GEONCZEOL Hungary  Managing Director Vinopolis Magyarorsz Kft.
IRENE GRAZIOTTO Italy  Freelance Journalist, I Grandi Vini
DEBORAH GROSSMAN USA CA Media-Wine Writer
LORRAINE HEMS USA NY CS, CWE, CSS, CWJ, Head of Wine Education at Rochester Institute of Technology
HOLLY HOWELL USA NY Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
RICHARD IRR USA OH CEO, Pere Jacques Wine Imports
RAN JACOBSON Israel  Wine Journalist and Consultant
DOROTHY  JOHNSTON USA NY Department Chair, Culinary Arts Erie Community College
STEVE KAMPERS Canada ON Certified AWS Judge/International Wine Judge Intervin/Wine Judges of Canada
LINDA KING USA NC Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
JAN KLAPETZKY USA NY Winemaker, Young Sommer Winery, Fruit Wines Expert
EDWARD KORRY USA RI Department Chair and Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts
JOZSEF KOSARKA Hungary  Author, Sommelier, Wine Educator
IVANA KOVARIKOVA Czech Republic  International Wine Judge
MATTHEW KRISTOFIK USA PA Past Chairman of American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
ADAM LAPIERRE, MW USA CA Master of Wine
JONATHAN LINK USA NY CS, CSW Western NY Area Manager, Latitude Beverage
ZORAN LJEPOVIC Croatia/USA CA Manager QC/QA - Robert Mondavi Winery
BOB MADILL USA NY Wine Director/ IRF Board Member
DAN MAREK USA TX Wine maker- Wine Writer- Georgetown Winery, Texas
GEORGI MIHOV Bulgaria  Certified Sommelier
CLAY MITCHELL USA KY General Manager Sommelier
ARLENE MOLE USA OH Certified AWS Judge
RON NOWAK USA CA Founder: SWE/Educator/Consultant/ Whats in Your Glass
TIM O'CONNOR USA NY Doctor, Wine Instructor
CHRISTOPHER O'GORMAN USA CA Marketing Communications, Paul Hobbs Wines
ANNE POPOFF Canada ON Certified Sommelier
G.M.  PUCILOWSKI USA CA Chief Judge, California State Fair/Wine Educator
JAMAL RAYYIS USA NY Writer/Wine Critic
HARVEY REISSIG USA NY Dept. Entomology - Certified AWS Judge - Wine Writer
KELBY RUSSELL USA NY Winemaker Red Newt Cellars
DAVID SANDRI USA CA Editor/Complience Project Manager at American Winesecrets/In House Sales
JUAN SANZ HERNANDEZ Spain  CEO App-ing Wines & Foods / Winemaker / Food Engineer
MICHAEL A. SCHAEFER USA PA Certified Wine Educator
BRANDON SEAGER USA NY Chair, Wine Marketing Department SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College
RESIT SOLEY Turkey  Owner Corvus Winery
STEVE SOMERMEYER USA IN Assistant winemaker, Chateau Thomas Winery
MOSHE SPAK ISRAEL  The Vino Bizness Ltd. / Mediterranean International Wine & Spirits Competition
BENJAMIN SPENCER Italy/USA CA Winemaker/Journalist
ANN SPERLING Canada ONTARIO Manager/Winemaker Malivore Winery
JEFFERY STABINS USA NY AWS Certified Wine Judge
CONSTANTINE STERGIDES Greece Athens VChairman/Managing Director Vinetun Wine Communications
GUNNAR SWENSON Sweden  Regional Wine Manager, Swedish Wine Society
GEORGE TABER USA FL Writer/Reporter at Judgement in Paris
VLADIMIR TSAPELIK Russia  President, Independent Wine Club & Consulting Group
JENNIFER TYNDALL USA NY Wine Judge
JEAN-MICHEL VALETTE, MW France/USA CA Master of Wine
CATHY VAN ZYL, MW South Africa  Master of Wine
MARGUERITE VASSEUR France  MSc Viticulture and Enology
BONNIE VILLACAMPA Spain/USA  Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
PHIL WARD USA NJ Winery Brand Manager & Fine Wine Sales Opici Family Distributing
ROBERT WOLFE USA OR Head Honcho, Oregon Pinot Noir Club
STEPHEN YOUNG USA AL AWS Certified and FWS Certified

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