JUDGES AT THE 14th ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Anthony Dias Blue

Executive Director San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Executive Director San Francisco , Editor-in-Chief, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Los Angeles

Tony Abou-Ganim

Master Mixologist, “The Modern Mixologist” beverage consultant and educator, Las Vegas

Erik Adkins

Beverage Director, Slanted Door Group, San Francisco

Bridget Albert

Director of Mixology, Southern Wines & Spirits

Stephen Beal

Keeper of the Quaich, Senior Master of Whisky, Consultant & Educator, San Francisco

Kent Bearden

Craft Brand Specialist – Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Las Vegas

Julio Bermejo

Tequila Master / Spirits Buyer, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco

Brian Bowden

VP Spirits, Beer, Tobacco, Beverages, GMM New Markets, BevMo!, Concord

Mark Bowery

Wine & Spirits Consultant, Mark Bowery Consulting, Mendocino

Joseph Brooke

Mixologist, Director of Spirits,The Edison, Los Angeles

Derek Brown

Co-owner / Mixologist, The Passenger and Columbia Room, Washington, D.C.

Sean Bucalo

Craft Spirits Specialist, Young’s Market, San Francisco

Jackson Cannon

Mixologist and Bar Director,The Hawthorne, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Eastern Standard, Boston

Jerry Cooper

Proprietor, Swirl on Castro, San Francisco

Aidan Demarest

Mixologist, Owner Neat Bar, Los Angeles

Tony Devencenzi

Director, Beverage Academy, Bourbon & Branch, Future Bars Inc., San Francisco

H. Joseph Ehrmann

Proprietor, Elixir, San Francisco

Ziggy Eschliman

The Wine Gal and Countess of Cocktails, Wine Country Radio, Santa Rosa

Michael Feil CCM

GM / Beverage Director, Jupiter Island Club, Jupiter, Florida

David Grapshi

Tequila National Sales Manager, Sazerac / Gemini, Walnut Creek

Kim Haasarud

Founder, Liquid Architecture,TM, Phoenix

Richard Carleton Hacker

Master of the Quaich, Spirits Journalist, Robb Report; The Tasting Panel Magazine, Los Angeles

Steven Izzo

Beverage Director, Waterbar, San Francisco

Charles Joly

Mixologist, Beverage Director, Aviary, Chicago

Francesco Lafranconi

Southern Wine & Spirits, National Director of Mixology and Spirits Education, Las Vegas

Drew Levinson

Director of Strategic Activation – Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Las Vegas

Jordan Mackay

Wine & Spirits Editor, 7×7 Magazine, San Francisco

David Mahoney

Wine & Spirits Writer, Minneapolis

Meridith May

Publisher & Executive Editor, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Los Angeles

Tim McDonald

President, Wine Spoken Here, Napa

Fred Minnick

Wine and Spirits Journalist, Louisville

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Bar Manager/Founder, Clyde Common/RepealDay.org, Portland

Matthew Myers

Director of Beverage Rosewood Beijing, Beijing, China

Robert Plotkin

Author, Writer, Beverage Consultant, BarMedia, Tucson

Patricia Richards

Proprietor & CEO, Bar Chef Biz, Inc., Las Vegas

Jim Romdall

Spirits Consultant, Educator, Mixologist, Rumba, Seattle

Audrey Saunders

Co-owner and Mixologist, Le Pegu Club, New York

Max Solano

Mixologist & Beverage Manager, Emeril’s Restaurants at the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts, Las Vegas

Kevin M. Vogt

Wine & Spirits Director, Emeril’s Restaurants, Las Vegas

Levi Walker

Craft Spirits Manager, Young’s Market Company, San Diego