Presenters & Panelists

Gillian Ballance

Master Sommelier | National Education Manager, Treasury Wine Estates

Molly Brooks

Advanced Sommelier, Certified Cicerone | National Account Manager, Truly Fine Wine

Geralyn Brostrom

Certified Wine Educator | Italian Wine Central | Italian Wine Professional

Randy Caparoso

Editor-at-Large, The SOMM Journal & Bottom Line Columnist, The Tasting Panel

Amy Christine

Master of Wine | Partner, Wine Ring & Owner, Holus Bolus Winery

Molly Clemens

PhD Student, Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology at San Diego State University & University of California, Davis

Jann Cotter

Vice President of Wine Sales Education, Jackson Family Wines

Will Costello

Master Sommelier | Brand Ambassador, Estate Wines - Bien Nacido Vineyards & Solomon Hill Vineyard

Maurice DiMarino

Certified Sommelier, Certified Cicerone | Beverage Director, Cohn Restaurant Group

Eric Entrikin

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

Stacey Gibson

Advanced Sommelier | Sommelier, Bardot Wine Bar at Park Avenue Fine Wines

Wes Hagen

WSET2 | Winemaker & Brand Ambassador, J Wilkes Wines

Thomas Hyland

Author, The Wines and Foods of Piemonte & Beyond Barolo and Brunello: Italy’s Most Distinctive Wines

Jay James

Master Sommelier | Chairman, SommFoundation

Christopher Lavin

Advanced Sommelier, CSW, CWE | Vice President of Sales (West), Broadbent Selections

Brian Lynch

Certified Sake Professional | Vice President & National Sales Manager, SakéOne

Meridith May

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

Michael Meagher

Master Sommelier | Principal, Sommelier On-Demand Hospitality Consulting

Lindsay Pomeroy

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

Gavin Speight

Vice President - Winemaking and Marketing, Old Bridge Cellars

Sean Sullivan

Founder, Washington Wine Report; Contributing Editor, Wine Enthusiast

Alan Tardi

US Ambassador, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Carl Winston

Director, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at San Diego State University

2016 Participating Speakers

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