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AWS Certified Wine Judges

AWS Certified Wine Judges

Need an AWS Certified Judge for your Wine Competition?

The American Wine Society Wine Judge Certification Program (WJCP) is the only program of its kind. Certified Wine Judges undergo three years of self study and must pass a comprehensive exam that evaluates their ability to properly taste and score all wine types—Vinifera, Native American and French-American Hybrid grapes, as well as fruit and other types of non-grape wines. Certified Wine Judges must re-qualify every five years in order to ensure their palates and skills remain at a level high enough to be certified by AWS.

AWS Certified Wine Judges are available to judge in any recognized amateur or commercial wine competition in the United States and across the globe, including AWS Amateur and Commercial Wine Competitions. In fact, many of our Certified Wine Judges have international judging experience. Using these wine judges adds credibility to your event, since entrants know their wines will receive accurate and fair evaluation by highly skilled wine judges.

To connect with any Certified Wine Judge or for additional information about the benefits of using AWS Certified Wine Judges, please contact the AWS National Office at executivedirector@americanwinesociety.org.

AWS Commercial Competition Wine Judges

AWS Commercial Competition Wine Judges

AWS Certified Wine Judges

Last Name First Name State
Baltar Catherine AL
Lindelow Kristen AL
Montgomery Scott AL
Norris Kevin AL
Zapata Jaime AL
Bileti Jay AZ
Rolle Keith CA
Sienknecht Dave CA
Oconnor Terry CT
St. Pierre Barry CT
Coville-Cook Susan FL
Nettles Donnie FL
Nettles Betty FL
Spoehnle Cindy FL
Sproehnle Jack FL
Diehl Mark GA
Diehl Sandi GA
Webb Kathy GA
Jackson Larry IL
Williams Vincent IL
Jaeger Laurie IN
Wigle William IN
Hackett Carole KY
Peake Rachael KY
Adams Mary MA
Blake Michael MA
Kaish Richard MA
Landino Charles MA
Paparella Joseph MA
Paparella Ricochet (Rikki) MA
Reed Don MA
Toedt Amy MA
Franklin Charles MD
Slick Nancy MD
Sui Aiping (Peter) MD
Rouse Gordon MN
Mandel Aaron MO
Caruso David NC
Duralia Jane NC
Duralia Rege NC
Fish William NC
McDavid Scheryl NC
Weeks (Cockrell) Brenda NC
Feldhake Eric NJ
Kervyn Sharyn NJ
Martinez Angelo NJ
Taylor Karen NJ
Tonacci Paul NJ
Marsden Richard NM
Allen Rick NY
Cusker Rick NY
DeGaglia JoAnn NY
Frank Meaghan NY
Hems Lorraine NY
Kelly Judy NY
Madill Bob NY
Morse Annemarie NY
Stabins Jeffrey NY
Leckerc Anick OH
Mole Arlene OH
Rosa Dennis OH
Casler-Kraft Kristin PA
Dautlick Joe PA
Fisher Donna PA
Fisher Jeff PA
Kaneshiki Lois PA
Ostrowski Kevin PA
Riggle Ivan PA
Zanella Paul PA
Jelovsek Rick TN
Jelovsek Sandy TN
Bambling Rex VA
Barber Dave VA
Bartlett Melissa VA
Crafts Jennifer VA
Fritze Michael VA
Garay Robert VA
Gibson Gerald VA
Hardiman Tara VA
Natalie Ron VA
Rachele Walt VA
Stefan Bill VA
Valas Pat VA
Wassenberg Michael VA
Michael Stacey WA
Stacey Leanne WA
Swanson Dawne WA
White Lynn WI

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American Wine Society
PO Box 889
Scranton, PA 18501
(888) 297-9070