JUDGES

Judges

The Denver International Spirits Competition is conducted double blind by a seasoned panel of beverage professionals. Our judging panel consists of sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologists and beverage directors. All judges undergo a daily calibration class designed to maintain consistent evaluation and scoring of all spirits.

 

Transparency

Our competition rules strictly prohibit accepting judges that are affiliated in anyway with companies that have entered products in our competition.

 

Our competition is expanding rapidly and we are currently seeking to add seasoned judges to our panel. To apply for consideration, please email your credentials and bio to:

Christopher J. Davies

cdavies@winecountrynetwork.com

2017 Competition Chairs

 

Christopher J. Davies

C0-Founder, Chairman

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

Darcy R. Davies

CO-Founder, President

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

2017 Judges

 

Lead Judge & Panel Chair

 

Larry Wilcox

Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge
Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

 

Brad  Beck

The Golden Bee/ The Broadmoor

Bar Manager

 

Andrew  Burton

Argonaut Wine & Liquor

Liquor Buyer

 

Julie   Calabrese

Morton's The Steakhouse

Sales & Events Manager/ Sommelier

 

Carol   Chamberlain
SWI, EWS, ESS, MC, CWJ

International Wine & Spirits Guild

Certified Spirits Sommelier

 

William   Davis
CWE, CSS, AIWS,

Wilson Daniels

Advanced Sommelier

 

Jim    Denier

Independent Beverage Professional

Certified Beverage Professional

 

Adam   Douglas
Peak Beverage    
Director of Operations

 

Dave   Elger

Hot Mixology TV

Host

 

Lenny   Gotter

Lenny Gotter Brand Consultants

President

 

John   Haven

Independent Beverage Professional

Certified Beverage Professional

 

Alexander Hebert

Divino Wine & Spirits

Liquor Sales

 

Dylan  Holcomb

Beatrice & Woodsley

Hot Mixology Cocktail Conservator

Mixologist

 

Natalie  Hughes

European Wines & Spirits

Spirit Portfolio Specialist

 

Ron   Johnson

Branded Spirits

Regional Sales Manager

 

Jonathan  Odde

The Burns Pub

Founder

 

Robert   Sickler

The Voice of Whiskey

Finn's Manor Beverage Director

Whisky Ambassador

 

TJ   Vong

Tag Restaurant Group

Lead Bartender

 

 

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