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

DAVID  MALE USA NY Competition Chairman, Certified International Judge,Wine and Food Consultant
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
DAVID  COOPER USA NY Asst. Backroom Manager
CHRISTINE VAN ZILE-STABINS USA NY Travel coordinator
JOHN HOFFMAN   Repour director

International Judges Slated to Judge at the 2016 Competition:
(click on any judges name in blue to see their bio)

EVAN ABRAMS USA NY 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
DAVE BARBER USA VA Certified AWS Judge/instructor Judging program
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
CLAIRE BOULLEY Canada ON President, Wine Judges of Canada
WINIFRED BOWMAN South Africa  WINE JUDGE
DORIS MICULAN BRADLEY Canada ON Restaurateur/Chef/Import Agent/Writer/Sommelier
ROBERT BRULEY JR. USA MN Certified International Judge, Wine Educator
JOHN BUECHSENSTEIN USA CA Wine Educator
JOEL BUTLER, MW USA WA MW, Educator, Writer and Consultant, WineKnow LLC/Butler Hskett Productions, LLC
KRISTIN CASLER KRAFT USA NY AWS Certified
LEONARDO CASTELLANI Argentina  Wine Judge
RAUL CASTELLANI ARGENTINA  International President WAWWJ, President Vinus International Wine Competition
DAN CULLEY-RAPATA USA OH Wine Trends, Inc. Sales Professional / Educator
RICHARD CUSKER USA NY AWS Certified
STEVEN ELPHICK Canada  Photographer/Writer/Journalist
DROR ENGELSTEIN Israel  Student of Viticulture and Enology, Sommelier and Wine Consultant
JOSH FARRELL USA NY Wine Director, Wine Express
DR. PATRICK FARRELL, MW USA CA Master of Wine, Wine Educator and Writer/President & CEO of BevWizard
WILLIAM (BILL) FISH USA NC AWS Certified judge
FRANJO FRANCEM Croatia  Wine Judge
WILLIAM FRANK USA NY Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society, Bordeaux Cert.-Writer
ANDREJKA GAZOVIC Slovenia  Wine Judge
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
DAVID HARRISON USA NY AWS Certified
HOLLY HOWELL USA NY Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
RICHARD IRR USA OH CEO, Pere Jacques Wine Imports
LARRY JACKSON USA NY AWS Certified/Winery Owner
RAN JACOBSON Israel  Wine Journalist and Consultant
FREDERICK JELOVSEK USA TN AWS Certified judge
SANDRA JELOVSEK USA TN AWS Certified Judge
LINDA KING USA NC Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
JAN KLAPETZKY USA NY Winemaker at Young Sommer Winery
ALEX KOLUNDZIC Canada  Wine Judge
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
ELLEN LANDIS USA WA Wine Writer/Consultant/Sommelier
FRED LE BRUN USA NY Albany Times Union Columnist
JONATHAN LINK USA NY CS, CSW Western NY Area Manager, Latitude Beverage
BOB MADILL USA NY Wine Director/ IRF Board Member
CHARLES MARA US NY President, The Mara Wine Group
TIM MCNALLY USA LA Host of
GEORGI MIHOV Bulgaria  Certified Sommelier
CLAY MITCHELL USA KY General Manager Sommelier
ANNEMARIE MORSE USA NY MPS in Enology, AWS certified Wine Judge, Wine & Food educator and writer
TIM O'CONNOR USA NY Doctor, Wine Instructor
CHRISTOPHER O'GORMAN USA CA Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
RAY POMPILIO USA NY The Wine Appreciation Guild, Eastern Regional Sales Manager
ANNE POPOFF Canada ON Certified Sommelier
WALTER RACHELE   AWS Certified/AWS Instructor
JAMAL RAYYIS USA NY Writer/Wine Critic
HARVEY REISSIG USA NY Dept. Entomology - Certified AWS Judge - Wine Writer
NATASHIA REMCHUK MUNSON USA NM Sommelier/Chair New Mexico Competition
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
JEFFERY STABINS USA NY AWS Certified Wine Judge, Regional VP American Wine Society NYS
GREGORY STOKES USA OH Certified Sommelier and Fine Wine Sales Consultant
GUNNAR SWENSON Sweden  Regional Wine Manager, Swedish Wine Society
MIKE TADICH USA NV Italian Wine Specialist-DeLuca Liquors Wine Nevada Wine Agents
MIROSLAV TCHOLAKOV  California Wine Judge
VLADIMIR TSAPELIK Russia  President, Independent Wine Club & Consulting Group
PATRICIA VALAS USA VA Certified AWS Judge
MARGUERITE VASSEUR France  MSc Viticulture and Enology
BONNIE VILLACAMPA Spain/USA TX Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
PHIL WARD USA NJ Winery Brand Manager & Fine Wine Sales Opici Family Distributing
STEVEN WAYNE USA NY The Hollaway House, Restauranteur, International Certified Judge
HERMAN YOUNG USA NY Owner Young Sommer Winery

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