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Confirmed Judges for the 2015 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition


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

Tom Bohr
Professional Wine Tasting Champion, Redlands, CA

Eve Bushman
Wine Consultant and Writer, Eve’s Wine 101

Robert Foster
Assistant Editor, California Grapevine, San Diego, CA

David Friedenberg
Tasting Panel, California Grapevine, San Diego, CA

Don Galleano
Galleano Winery, Mira Loma, CA

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

Jane Goodnight
Sales and Management, Wine & Spirits Industry

Joe Hart
Owner & Executive Wine Maker, Hart Winery, Temecula, CA

Ellen Landis
Wine Director and Sommelier, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA

Ann Littlefield
Consultant, International Wine & Spirits Marketing, Napa, CA


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

George Skorka
Sommelier, Wine Distributor and Consultant

Jeff Slankard
Wine Director, Barons Marketplace, San Diego, CA

Clark Smith
Consultant and Winemaker, Winemaking 411

Mike 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

Stephen Young
Certified Wine Judge, American Wine Society

Invited Judges for the 2015 Grand Cru:

Ian Blackburn
Learn About Wine, Los Angeles, CA

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

Christopher Cook
Wine and Restaurant Writer Hour Detroit Magazine, Detroit, MI

Mitch Cosentino
pureCru Wines, Napa, CA

Debra DelFiorentino
Sommelier, CWP, CSW

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

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

Tim McDonald
President, Wine Spoken Here, Napa, CA

Dr. Richard Peterson
Owner/Wine Maker Richard Grant Wines

Tom Wark
Wark Communications, Napa, CA

Alex Weil
Sommelier


See the 2014 Judges
For information on the LBGC’s judging process, please visit Judging Process.