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!

dipWSET, CSW, CWJ, Founder KdV Wine Services

Sharyn Kervyn

Sharyn Kervyn (de Volkaersbeke)is passionate about wine.  Her entire professional career has been devoted to this Industry; learning and sharing her knowledge with the staff she trains, at lectures, seminars and with fellow enthusiasts in the wine organizations to which she belongs.  She is a member of The Dionysian Wine Society, The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Society of Wine Educators (SWE), and The American Wine Society (AWS), where she served as National Tasting Project Chair (2016-2021), Regional Vice President (2017-2019) and Co-chairs an AWS Chapter.  She is a Certified Wine Judge (CWJ) with AWS, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with SWE, and Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.   Sharyn is also a dipWSET graduate (diploma level 4, their top ranking).  As a CWJ she has been judging annually for Amateur, Commercial and International Competitions across the country since 2010, including the Sommelier’s Choice Awards, USA Wine Ratings, Texas International, The Great American and the Finger Lakes International. 


Having grown up in her family’s restaurant, specializing in wine was a natural progression for Sharyn.  Throughout her career she expanded operations for multi-unit chains, increasing profits and creating popular neighborhood venues through special events and promotions.  She opened the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles in 1997 as their Catering Director, developing their standards of service (still in use today).  In Beverly Hills, California she restructured a dining venue for Barneys New York and created elaborate on and off premise events for Hollywood Elite.  Sharyn was also the wine director at these locations, training the staff and overseeing the Wine Lists.  She has consistently earned “Best of” Wine Spectator Awards (2 glasses) for her lists at The Capital Grille locations where she worked for more than a decade.

Sharyn currently serves on the Wine Education Committee for AWS, serving as a National Wine Educator.  Sharyn founded KdV Wine Services in 2021.