2010 Judges

Leading women in America will judge the 2010 competition.

Click here to view biographies & photos of our judges:

Diane Teitelbaum, International Judge & Author, Dallas, TX

Amy Atwood, blogger, MyDailyWine.com

Rosanne LaVoy, Owner/Chef, Coast Café, Bolinas, CA

Cassandra Brown, CS, CSW, Consultant, The Chocolate Grape – Sommelier At YOUR Service

Eileen Hoffmeister-Mooney, Stone Hill Winery, Branson, MO

Traci Dutton, Beverage Manager, Sommelier, CIA

Laura Ness, Reporter/Consultant/Buyer Wines & Vines Magazine

Ramona Nicholson, Owner, Nicholson Ranch Winery, past winner, Judges’ Choice Award, 2009 NWWC

Julie Lumgair, Partner and Winemaker, Windsor Oaks Vineyard, past winner, Judges’ Choice Award, NWWC 2009

Staci Hunt, Member, Board of Directors, Specialty Wine Retailers Association & Wine Reporter, NPR’s GOOD FOOD Wine Report

Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, Wine Educator and Consumer Marketing Director at Russian River Vineyards

Virginie Boone, Wine Writer, The Press Democrat

Maureen Downey, DWS, CWE, Owner, Chai Consulting

Jil Child, Sommelier, Wine Educator

Liz Thach, Ph.D., MW Candidate, Professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University

Valery Uhl, Director of North of the Gate Wine Competition

Ann Noble, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Enology at UC Davis, inventor: The Wine Wheel(tm)

Deborah Parker Wong, Journalist, The Tasting Panel Magazine

Jan Manni, Wine Blogger, The Wine Attic

Prudy Foxx, Viticulture Consultant, Foxx Viticulture

Evelyn White, Winemaker, Taft Street Winery

Mariana Gil Juncal, Sommelier and Director Editorial, Baco Club, Argentina’s leading private wine club

Gillian Ballance, Wine Consultant