Judges

Anthony Dias Blue

Executive Director San Francisco International Wine Competition and Executive Director San Francisco World Spirits Competition
President, Blue Lifestyle
Host of national syndicated radio talk show Blue Lifestyle
Editor-in-Chief, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Los Angeles


TIM MCDONALD, CSW

Director of Judging - San Francisco International Wine Competition
President, Wine Spoken Here, Napa


BRIAN BAKER, CSW

VP Sales and Marketing, Chateau Montelena, Calistoga


HEIDI PETERSON BARRETT

Winemaker and Proprietor, La Sirena Winery and Barrett & Barrett, Calistoga


WILLIAM BLOXSOM-CARTER

Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Playboy Mansion West, L.A.


VIRGINIE BOONE

Writer, Wine Enthusiast, Sonoma Valley


MARK BOWERY

Wine and Spirits Consultant, Mark Bowery Consulting, Mendocino


Ronald Brown

Editor and Publisher, The Japan Wine Challenge Magazine, Tokyo


RANDY CAPAROSO

Journalist, The SOMM Journal, Lodi


MICHAEL CERVIN

Wine Writer and Blogger, Decanter, Santa Barbara News, Santa Barbara


KIMBERLY CHARLES

Owner, Charles Communications Associates, San Francisco


JERRY COOPER

Owner, Wine and Spirits Buyer, Swirl on Castro, San Francisco


JOHN CUNIN

General Manager, Patina Restaurant Group, Los Angeles


FRED DAME, MS

VP Prestige Accounts, Southern Wine & Spirits, San Mateo


MIKE DUNNE

Food and Wine Editor, Sacramento Bee


TRACI DUTTON

Wine Director, Culinary Institute of America, Napa


ZIGGY ESCHLIMAN

Wine Gal, Countess of Cocktails, Wine Country Radio, Santa Rosa


MICHAEL FEIL

GM/Wine and Spirits Buyer, Jupiter Island Club, Florida


Michael Franz

Editor,Wine Consultant, Educator, Wine Review Online, Maryland


MARCUS GARCIA

Wine Director/General Manager, Fleur de Lys, San Francisco


SCOTT GREENBERG

Wine Columnist, Radio Reporter, The Vine Guy, Washington, D.C.


CARL GRUBBS

GM, Incanto Restaurant, San Francisco


JIM HARRÉ

Wine Consultant and International Wine Judge, New Zealand


DR. ROWALD HEPP

Wine Estate Director, Schloss Vollrads, Rheingau,Germany


STEVEN IZZO

Wine and Beverage Director, Waterbar, San Francisco


MENDEL KOHN

Sales, Vinifera Wine Marketing, San Francisco


DAN KOSTA

Director of Sales and Marketing, Kosta Browne Winery, Santa Rosa


Shelley Lindgren

Owner A16 and SPQR, San Francisco


CHARLES F. MARA

President, The Mara Wine Group, New York


PHIL MARKERT

VP, Merchandising Operations of Non-Perishables, Safeway Inc., Pleasanton


DRAKE MCCARTHY

Director of Sales, Golden State Wine, Oakland


JIM MCMAHON

Wine Writer, Author, & Consultant, Australia


TIM MCNALLY

Host, The Wine Show, WISTAM690, New Orleans


Linda Murphy

Managing Editor, Sonoma Magazine, Freelance Wine Writer, Healdsburg


ANDY PERDUE

Wine Writer, Seattle Times, Seattle


TONYA PITTS

Sommelier/Wine Director, One Market, San Francisco


NICK PONOMAREFF

Wine Writer, California Grapevine, California


KATE RADBURND

Wine Consultant, New Zealand Air, New Zealand


JOE ROBERTS

Wine Writer and Blogger, Creator 1Winedude.com, Philadelphia


CHRISTOPHER SAWYER

Journalist, Wine Educator, Sommelier, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at the Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma


ROBERT SILVERSTEIN

Wine Director, Venice Beach Wines, Los Angeles


RONALD SIRAGUSA

Wine Director, Kuleto's Italian Restaurant & Bar Norcini, San Francisco


GEORGE SKORKA

Wine Consultant, Skorka Wine Consulting, Sommelier, Church & State, Los Angeles


KRISTINA SPENCER

Wine Buyer, Cost Plus World Market, Oakland


JEFFERY K. STIVERS

GM, Sommelier, Beverage Director, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Ojai, California


FRED SWAN, CS

Wine Blogger and Educator, NorCal Wine, Castro Valley


MIKE TADICH

Italian Portfolio Manager, Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Las Vegas


TIM TEICHGRAEBER

Freelance Wine Writer, San Francisco


JAMES TREZISE

President, New York Wine & Grape Foundation, New York


Christine Trice

Founder, OMG I so Need Wine, Sacramento


DR. VALERY UHL

Director and Chief Judge, North of the Gate Wine Competition, Petaluma


KEVIN M. VOGT, MS

Wine and Spirits Director, Emeril's, Las Vegas


GREGORY S. WALTER

Editor and Publisher, PinotReport.com, Sonoma


BILL WARD

Wine Writer, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis


RONALD WASHAM

Sommelier, Wine Curator, Lot 18, Sonoma


GERALD WEISL

Retailer and Wine Buyer, Weimax Wines & Spirits, Burlingame


ROBERT WHITLEY

Publisher, Writer, and Managing Partner, Wine Review Online, San Diego


WILFRED WONG

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com, San Francisco


Deborah Parker Wong

Editor, Northern California, The Tasting Panel Magazine, San Francisco


MS - Master Sommelier

CS - Certified Sommelier

CSS - Certified Spirits Specialist

CSW - Certified Specialist of Wine