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2013 COMPETITION JUDGES


Dan Berger, Chief Judge
Syndicated wine writer and
publisher of Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences

Tom Bohr
Professional Wine Tasting Champion
Redlands, CA

William Bloxsom-Carter
Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director
Playboy Mansion West
Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Cook
Wine Columnist

Debra Del Fiorentino
Owner of Wine Radius, Sommelier, CWP, CSW
San Francisco, CA

Mike Dunne
Food and Wine Writer,
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, CA

Traci Dutton
Manager of public wine and beverage studies
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
St. Helena, CA

Robert Foster
Assistant Editor
California Grapevine
San Diego, CA

David Friedenberg
Tasting Panel California Grapevine
San Diego, CA

Don Galleano
Owner
Galleano Winery
Mira Loma CA

Ron Gillies
Wine Consultant and Founder
Lone Cypress Importers
Irvine, CA

Jane Goodnight
Sales and Management
Wine & Spirits Industry

Wes Hagen
Winemaker, Clos Pepe Estate
Lompoc, CA

Joe Hart
Hart Winery
Temecula, CA

Adam Lazarre
Wine Maker/Director of Operations
Villa San Juliette/Lazarre Family Wines
Soledad, CA


Ann Littlefield
Consultant
International Wine & Spirits Marketing
Napa, CA

Tim McDonald
President, Wine Spoken Here
Napa, CA

Dr. Fred Nury
Emeritus Professor of Enology
CSU Fresno
Fresno, CA

Dr. Richard Peterson
Winemaker, Richard Grant Wines
Napa, CA

George Skorka
Wine Personality
Consulting Sommelier at Church and State
Los Angeles, CA

Jeff Slankard
Wine Director
Barons Marketplace
San Diego, CA

Clark Smith
Consultant and Winemaker, Winemaking 411

Michael Stepanovich
Wine Journalist
Bakersfield, CA

David Stevens
Senior Wine Consultant
Davon International

Tom Sweet
Partner, Ca` del Sole Restaurant
Toluca Lake, CA

Jim Trezise
President
New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Penn Yan, NY

David Vergari
Wine Maker
Vergari Wines
Temecula, CA

Tom Wark
Wark Communications
Napa, CA

Alex Weil
Sommelier
Bouchon
Beverly Hills, CA


For information on the LBGC’s judging process, please visit Judging Process.