Top master sommeliers, sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise buyers of the USA will gather in Chicago to judge wines at the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
What makes Sommeliers Choice Awards unique is that this competition is judged by respected top master sommeliers, sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise buyers of USA – precisely the people who understand what is required of a given wine to add value and interest to the wine list or in the glass program.
The 2024 event has been moved to Chicago and will be organized on May 21, 2022, a day before USA Trade Tasting in Chicago. With the 2024 awards being hosted in Chicago, the awards will be able to attract national restaurant buyers and more master sommeliers from all over the USA.
Here are the some of the judges that will participate in the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
WAYNE BELDING MS, Master Sommelier and Partner at Preferabli, Colorado
PETER GRANOFF MS, Master Sommelier, Wine Educator, Speaker, Entrepreneur, San Francisco
BRIAN KOZIOL MS, Master Sommelier at Maverick Beverage Company, Chicago
RACHEL LOWE, Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants.
ALEXANDER POWELL MS, Master Sommelier and Senior Wine Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, Boston
LISA SELMAN CSS, Alchemy Room Beverage Directo
KYUNGMOON KIM MS, Master Sommelier
VINCENT MORROW MS, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at PRESS Napa Valley, San Francisco
BRANDON TEBBE, MS, Master Sommelier
SERAFIN ALVARADO MSm Master Sommelier and Director of Wine Education at Southern Wine & Spirits
JEREMY SHANKER MS, Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group and Master Sommelier
SCOTT BARBER, President at Green Pin Wines
LARISSA C DUBOSE, National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer
BRANDON BIERLEIN, Director of Food & Beverage, Talbott Hotel Chicago
GUILLERMO BRAVO, Beverage Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago
ALLISON CURATOLO, Wine Director RPM Italian Las Vegas
ANIKA ELLISON, Wine Manager, Swift & Sons Steakhouse, Chicago
KRISTIN FRANCESCO, Sommelier at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Chicago
JAMIE HARRISON RUBIN, Procurement & Placements at Culinary Conservatory
COLIN HOFER, General Manager of Restaurants, Four Seasons Chicago
JENNIFER KNOTT, Director of Beverage for Levy at Chicago Symphony Orchestra
JOSH KING, Director of Food and Beverage, Virgin Hotels, Chicago
JOHN MARAFFA, Corporate Beverage Manager, Morton’s The Steakhouse | Strip House Steakhouse & Cocktail Lounge | Morton’s Grille
JON MCDANIEL, Founder + CEO of Ottantadu
TIFFANY TOBEY, Owner and Sommelier, Tiffany’s Toast, Dallas, Texas
View full panel of the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards judges here.
Looking to grow your wine brand in the on-premise channel of USA?
Then let Sommeliers Choice Awards help you. The 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards entry process is now open and the competition is accepting both international and domestic wines. Wines entereted will get a detailed score breakdown, professional tasting notes and also professional feedback from judges.
Sid Patel, CEO of Sommeliers Choice Awards and Beverage Trade Network
Sommeliers Choice Awards is organized by Beverage Trade Netork. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) is a global media and B2B networking platform servicing suppliers, buyers and beverage professionals in the global beverage industry. BTN also owns BevRoute, a magazine for Importers and Distributors and runs a lineup of trade shows around the world which includes USA Trade Tasting in New York, IBWSS UK in London, IBWSS USA in San Francisco. Beverage Trade Network also owns and runs the London Wine Competition, London Beer Competition, London Spirits Competition, USA Wine Ratings.