Competition Management
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International Judges Slated to Judge at the 2014 Competition:
(click on any judges name in blue to see their bio)

HOPE ALEXANDER USA IL SWE, International Judge
RICHARD ALLEN USA NY RN,MSN,CRNA WSET/AWS CERTIFIED
JIRI BALGA Czech Republic  Wine judge
LUBOS BARTA Czech Republic  Editor-in-Chief, (CZ) SOMMELIER Magazine, teacher/wine educator, international wine judge
CHRISTOPHER BATES, M.S. USA NY Master Sommelier
PETER BECRAFT USA NY Asst Winemaker at Anthony Road
PETER BELL USA NY Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake
TIMOTHY BENEDICT USA NY Wine Maker
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
DORIS MICULAN BRADLEY Canada ON Restaurateur/Chef/Import Agent/Writer/Sommelier
SHANNON BROCK USA NY Co Owner Silver Thread Winery/AWS Certified Judge
ROBERT BRULEY JR. USA MN Certified International Judge, Wine Educator
JOHN BUECHSENSTEIN USA CA Wine Educator
KRISTIN CASLER USA PA AWS Certified Judge
RAUL CASTELLANI ARGENTINA  International President WAWWJ, President Vinus International Wine Competition
DAN CULLEY-RAPATA USA OH Wine Trends, Inc. Sales Professional / Educator
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
WILLIAM FRANK USA NY Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society, Bordeaux Cert.-Writer
MICHAEL GELVEN USA CA Online retailer, Wine Writer, CWE
ATTILA GEONCZEOL Hungary  Managing Director Vinopolis Magyarország Kft.
LYNN GEORGE USA NY Intro to Court of Master Sommelier, Regional Director Jackson Family Fine Wines
MARTHA GIOUMOUSIS USA NY Managing Editor for the Finger Lakes Wine Gazette
IRENE GRAZIOTTO Italy  Freelance Journalist, I Grandi Vini
KATE HARDY USA CA Professional Specialist, Beverage/Alcohol Law, Nixon-Peabody Law Firm
ERIC HEMER, MS, MW  Florida Senior Vice-President, Director of Wine Education Southern Wine & Spirits of America
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
SUSAN HULME, M.W. Great Britain  Master of Wine/Wine Training & Tutored Tastings
RICHARD IRR USA OH CEO, Pere Jacques Wine Imports
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
JUDITH KELLY USA NY AWS Certified
LINDA KING USA NC Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
PETER KOFF, M.W. USA CA Master of Wine, President - Fairest Cape Beverage Co.
ALEX KOLUNDZIC Canada  Wine Judge
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
KATHRYN LATOUR USA NY Certified Sommelier, PhD, Associate Professor, Cornell University
FRED LE BRUN USA NY Albany Times Union Columnist
JONATHAN LINK USA NY Director of Wine, Georgetown Liquor/Certified Sommelier
ANN LITTLEFIELD USA CA International Wine & Spirits Marketing
ZORAN LJEPOVIC Croatia CA Manager QC/QA - Robert Mondavi Winery
BOB MADILL USA NY Wine Director, Red Newt Cellars; IRF Board Member
ANGELO MANCUSO USA NY Film Maker
GEORGI MIHOV Bulgaria  Wine Consultant
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 Marketing Communications, Paul Hobbs Wines
SCOTT OSBORN USA NY Owner, Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake
DEBORAH PARKER WONG USA CA Northern California Editor, Tasting Panel Magazine
ANNE POPOFF Canada ON Certified Sommelier
G.M.  PUCILOWSKI USA CA Chief Judge, California State Fair/Wine Educator
HARVEY REISSIG USA NY Dept. Entomology - Certified AWS Judge - Wine Writer
NATASHIA REMCHUK USA WA Sommelier/Chair New Mexico Competition
STEPHANIE RUDAT   Wine Judge
KELBY RUSSELL USA NY Winemaker Red Newt Cellars
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
MOSHE SPAK ISRAEL  The Vino Bizness Ltd. / Mediterranean International Wine & Spirits Competition
RAY SPENCER USA NY Lake Street Wines and Spirits
BENJAMIN SPENCER USA CA Winemaker/Journalist
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
LEIGH TRINER USA NY AWS Certified
VALDIMIR TSAPELIK Russia  President, Independent Wine Club & Consulting Group
JENNIFER TYNDALL USA NY Wine Judge
BONNIE VILLACAMPA Spain/USA  Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
PHIL WARD USA NJ Winery/Brand Manager and Educator (Opici Wine Grp.); IRF Board Member
STEVEN WAYNE USA NY The Hollaway House, Restauranteur, International Certified Judge

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