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2019 Featured Master Sommeliers

 

David Yoshida

David Yoshida

Master Sommelier

David Yoshida first got started in the wine profession while in graduate school, finagling a position teaching Yale’s wine classes. After a brief time …

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Michael Jordan, MS, CWE

Director of Global Key Accounts, Jackson Family Fine Wines

Veteran Restaurateur and “Sommelier for the People” Michael Jordan is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines. Jordan also chair …

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Pat Okubo, MS

Young’s Market Hawaii

One of just 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, Patrick Okubo passed the exam on his 29th birthday in July 2011—making him one youngest to achieve the …

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2019 Featured Panelists

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Richie Allen Panelist

Richie Allen

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich Aurilia

Rich Aurilia

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“Wine World of Sports”

ANNE CHARLOTTE BACHAS

Anne-Charlotte Bachas

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Grenache with Panache

Greg Brewer

Greg Brewer

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

roberto damonte

Roberto Damonte

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La Bella Italia

Ted Edwards

Ted Edwards

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

Vince Ferragamo

Vince Ferragamo

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“Wine World of Sports”

Jim Fox

Jim Fox

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“Wine World of Sports”

Theresa Heredia

Theresa Heredia

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Petaluma Gap AVA

Laely Heron

Laely Heron

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Grenache with Panache

Christophe Jadot

Christophe Jadot

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Grand Tasting

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Christopher Klapp

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Grand Tasting

Rich Longoria

Richard Longoria

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

Chandra Lucariello

Chandra Lucariello

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Festival Mixologist

Christian Pendleton

Christian Pendleton

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at Brennan’s

Ryan Prichard

Ryan Prichard

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Petaluma Gap AVA

giorgio rivetti

Giorgio Rivetti

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La Bella Italia

Richard Sanford

Richard Sanford

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

Fred Scherrer

Fred Scherrer

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

Mikael Sigouin

Mikael Sigouin

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Grenache with Panache

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

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Grenache with Panache

Julien-Teichmann

Julien Teichmann

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Petaluma Gap AVA

Tyler Thomas

Tyler Thomas

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA/ California Cabernet Sauvignon

Ricky Trombetta

Rickey Trombetta

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Petaluma Gap AVA