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2019 Featured Master Sommeliers

 

ANNE CHARLOTTE BACHAS

Anne-Charlotte Bachas

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Grenache with Panache

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Chandra Lucariello

Chandra Lucariello

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Festival Mixologist

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Charles Woodson

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Wide World of Sports

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Christian Pendleton

Christian Pendleton

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at Brennan’s

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Christophe Jadot

Christophe Jadot

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Grand Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Christopher Klapp

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

Grand Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

David Long

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

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David Yoshida

David Yoshida

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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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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Doug Hill

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

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Enikő Magya

Enikő Magyar

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Fred Scherrer

Fred Scherrer

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

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giorgio rivetti

Giorgio Rivetti

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La Bella Italia

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Greg Brewer

Greg Brewer

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

James Hall

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

James Ontiveros

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jeff Mangahas

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting Cooking Demonstration Celebrity Chefs Nancy Silverton & Nancy Oakes

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jeff Stewart

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jessie “JABS” Birschbach

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France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jill Russell

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Jim Fox

Jim Fox

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“Wine World of Sports”

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Jonathan Nagy

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Julien-Teichmann

Julien Teichmann

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

Petaluma Gap AVA

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Kristina Sazama

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Laely Heron

Laely Heron

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

Grenache with Panache

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Lars Leicht

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

France, Italy and Hungary – International Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Laura Long

[types field=’employed-at-guest’][/types]

Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Manny Pires

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Marcus Notaro

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Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Michael Browne

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Michael Jordan, MS, CWE

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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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Mikael Sigouin

Mikael Sigouin

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Grenache with Panache

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Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

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Grenache with Panache

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Nico Cueva

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World Famous Pinot Noir Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Pam Starr

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Pat Okubo, MS

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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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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Raj Patel

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“Let’s Be Franc!” – World Cabernet Franc Wine Seminar & Tasting

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Rich Aurilia

Rich Aurilia

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“Wine World of Sports”

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Rich Longoria

Richard Longoria

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

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Richard Sanford

Richard Sanford

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

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Richie Allen Panelist

Richie Allen

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

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Ricky Trombetta

Rickey Trombetta

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Petaluma Gap AVA

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Rob Bigelow, MS

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Rob founded Free Solo Beverage Consultants in December 2018, offering his experience and expertise in every facet of the three tier system to the trad …

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roberto damonte

Roberto Damonte

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La Bella Italia

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Ryan Hill

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Family Tree – Scions of Family Wineries

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Ryan Prichard

Ryan Prichard

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Petaluma Gap AVA

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Ted Edwards

Ted Edwards

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California Cabernet Sauvignon

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Theresa Heredia

Theresa Heredia

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Petaluma Gap AVA

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Tyler Thomas

Tyler Thomas

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA/ California Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vince Ferragamo

Vince Ferragamo

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“Wine World of Sports”

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Wes Hagan

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“Sand & Fog” Santa Maria Valley Wine Seminar & Tasting

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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”

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Rob Bigelow, MS

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Rob founded Free Solo Beverage Consultants in December 2018, offering his experience and expertise in every facet of the three tier system to the trad …

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



Charles Woodson

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Wide World of Sports

David Yoshida

David Yoshida

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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 …