Welcome to the Competition!

To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table.


Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2022 competition has the greatest group of international judges in North America - the most influential people in the wine industry, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, retailers, importers and wine industry writers and consultants. Introducing our 2022 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 900 entries from around the world were judged in 2022 ...

... by 24 judges over 2 days of competition ...

... click MORE to see the Results!


Name Title
Andrejka Gazovic Owner - VinoFeel Global and SustainabilityFY
Annemarie Morse Master of Oenology, Wine Educator/Journalist, International OIV and certified Wine Judge
Christopher O'Gorman Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Doris Miculan Bradley Professor-Sommelier-Certified Chef
Ellen Landis Wine Journalist/Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator
Erika Sato Certified Sommelier
Francois Coté Sommelier - Wine Judge of Canada
Harvey Reissig Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Cornell University
Holly Howell Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
JoAnn DeGaglia CSW,CS Certified Wine Judge
Linda King Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
Lorraine Hems Wine Educator, CS, CWE, CSS, CWJ
Luiz Alberto Wine Educator/Italian Wine Ambassador
Marin Berovic Member & Chairman of European Wine Competitions, European Wine Knights
Matthew Kristofik Past Chairman of American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Michael Gelven Online retailer, Wine Writer, CWE
Mike Tadich
Mirko Sula Front End Manager, CMS
Patrick Farrell Master of Wine, Wine Educator and Writer/President & CEO of BevWizard
Peter Bell Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards
Sharyn Kervyn dipWSET, CSW, CWJ, Founder KdV Wine Services
Tim O'Connor Surgeon, Wine Instructor
William Frank Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society

Competition photos

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