Wines are tasted “blind” by our distinguished panel of judges including nationally known wine columnists, wine critics, retailers, food & beverage directors, wine industry members, and experienced sommeliers.


2019 Co-Chairs

Christopher J. Davies, Chairman
Wine Country Network, Inc.
Co-Founder of The Denver International Wine Competition and Festival

Darcy R. Davies
President, Wine Country Network, Inc.
Co-Founder of The Denver International Wine Competition and Festival

Tyler Augustine
General Manager

2019 Judges
We are now accepting judge applications
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2019 Judging Panel

TBD


Larry Wilcox,
Certified Executive Wine Judge & Instructor

William Davis, CSS, CWE
Wine Industry Professional
Court of Master Sommeliers (Master Candidate), the Wine and Spirits
Education Trust and the Society of Wine Educators (CSS, CWE)

Kristen Lindelow
Certified Wine Judge
WSET Certified Level 2 With Merit

Rudi Helvig
Certified Sommelier
Co-Owner of Colorado Wine Country Tours, Wine Distributor

Rafael Craveiro
Wine Industry Professional, Owner & Importer, Craveiro Importers

Justin Gillman
Wine Specialist, Wine Retailer & Sommelier
Jordan Wine and Spirits

Maia Parish
WSET Certified
Wine Educator and Event Producer
The Wine Suite, LLC

Michelle Bainbridge
Wine Industry Professional
President of The American Wine Society- Denver Chapter

Lauryn Shabanowitz
Owner and Executive Sommelier
A Crushed Grape
Level 2 Certification with The International Wine Guild

Kristi Livedalen
Certified Wine Judge, Guild Wine Master candidate with the International Wine Guild

Carol Chamberlain
Owner of Joie de Vin, LLC
Wine Educator, Certified Wine Judge, Guild Wine Master candidate with the International Wine Guild

Tim Heaton
Consultant, Owner & Broker
Wine Strategies

John Meredith
Wine Specialist, Wine Writer and Lecturer
Editor & Publisher
The Rocky Mountain Herald

Brandon Tebbe MS, Master Sommelier, Fine Wine Specialist For Synergy Wines

David Sandri, CSW, WLS, WSET Certified - Advanced, Consulting Senior
Sensory Enologist, Winesecrets

Dean Smith, Scientist, Sole Proprietor Boulder Wine Company, Burgundy
Importer

Nicolas Post, Senior Wine Instructor, Guild Wine Master candidate with the International Wine Guild, Wine Judge with the International Wine Guild, Denver, CO

Roger L. Beery II,
Co-Founder, Bacchus and Beery Wine Blog

Timothy Baldwin,
Assistant Food & Beverage Director
The Little Nell, Aspen, CO
Former Wine Director, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

Chris M. DeChillo
Director of Food & Beverage
Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Suzanne Alley, EWS, CWI,
Certified Wine Judge, Executive Wine Sommelier, Certified Wine Instructor

Barb Wedig
Fine Wine Manager, Mountain Region, Winebow Imports
Certified Wine Specialist, Society of Wine Educators and
Level Three Certificate, WSET

Rich Mauro
Freelance Wine Writer