Presenters & Panelists

Gillian Ballance

Master Sommelier | National Education Manager, Treasury Wine Estates

Jesse Becker

Master Sommelier | Market Specialist, Craft + Estate

Geralyn Brostrom

Italian Wine Central | Certified Wine Educator | Italian Wine Professional

Randy Caparoso

Editor-at-Large, The SOMM Journal | Contributing Editor, The Tasting Panel

Jim Clarke

Marketing Manager | Wines of South Africa USA

Fred Dame

Master Sommelier | American Wine & Spirits

Guy Davis

Founder/Farmer/ Winemaker | Davis Family

Maurice DiMarino

Level 2 Masters Guild of Sommeliers | Wine & Beverage Manager, Cohn Restaurant Group

Eric Entrikin

MS | Director of Wine Education, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Chuck Furuya

Master Sommelier, Consultant | Partner, DK Restaurants

David Hejl

Proprietor, Winemaker | Domaine Della Winery

Eric Hemer

Master of Wine, Master Sommelier | Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Joseph Herzog

Family Co-Owner, Royal Wine Company/Herzog Wine Cellars

Michael Jordan

MS, CWE | Director of Global Key Accounts, Jackson Family Wines

Jeff Josenhans

Head Mixologist, Sommelier and Certified Cicerone, US Grant and Grant Grill

Kathy Joseph

Proprietor, Winemaker, Grape Herder, Head Fiddle | Fiddlehead Cellars

Peter Koff

CWM, MW | President, Fairest Cape Beverage Company

Greg Koch

Executive Chairman + Co-Founder, Stone Brewing

Meridith May

Publisher/Editorial Director, THE TASTING PANEL / The SOMM Journal / The Clever Root

Luke McCollom

General Manager, Viticulturist and Founding Wine Maker, Left Coast Cellars

Josh Nadel

Beverage Director | NoHo Hospitality Group

Ira Norof

CSE, CWE | Director of Education & Events, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Steve Peck

Red Wine Winemaker, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Lindsay Pomeroy

BA, WSET Diploma, CWE, FWS | Owner and Chief Wine Educator, Wine Smarties

John Rielly

Fine Wine Development Manager-West, Terlato Wines International

Rafael Rios

President, Mexican American Vintners Association

Jon Ruel

Chief Executive Officer, Trefethen Family Vineyards

Wendy Shoemaker

Advanced Sommelier | Food & Beverage Director, St. Francis Yacht Club

Gavin Speight

Vice President - Winemaking and Marketing, Old Bridge Cellars

Matt Stamp

MS, Education Director for the Guild of Sommeliers | Co-proprietor of Compline

Toshio Ueno

MSS, CSW, FWS | Vice President & Executive Instructor, Saké School of America

Rachel Voorhees

Director of Wine Education | Wine Director, Rodney Strong Vineyards

Mark Weslar

Vice President of Marketing | Karl Strauss Brewing Company