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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. Each Certified Judge 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 Judges must re-qualify every five years in order to ensure their palates and skills are still at a level high enough to be certified by AWS.

 

AWS Certified Judges are available to judge in any recognized amateur or commercial wine competition. Using these judges adds credibility to your event since entrants know their wines will receive accurate and fair evaluation by highly skilled judges. If you would like to inquire about any of the Certified Judges listed below for your competition, please contact the AWS National Office at executivedirector@americanwinesociety.org. We will put you in contact with the judge or judges you are interested in and provide any additional information you need to understand the benefit of using AWS Certified Judges.

 

Name   State
     
Edwin Nunez   AL
Kristen Lindelow   AL
Steve Young   AL
Scott Montgomery
  AL
Jason Moulton   CA
Bennie Lindeque   CO
Barry St. Pierre   CT
Leanne Wheeler
CT
Peter Cisek
  CT
Rusty Hale   FL
Donnie Nettles   FL
Elizabeth Nettles   FL
Judith Kesler   FL
Cindy Sproehnle
  FL
Jack Sproehnle
  FL
Kathryn Webb   GA
Mel Schlachter   IA
Larry Jackson   IL
Laurie Jaeger
  IN
William Wigle
  IN
Charles Landino   MA
Michael Blake   MA
Richard Kaish   MA
Joe Paparella
  MA
Elanor Phillips   MA
Nancy Slick
MD
Gordon Rouse   MN
Aaron Mandel   MO
Jane Duralia   NC
Paul Duralia   NC
Scheryl MdDavid   NC
Brenda Cockrell   NC
William Fish   NC 
David Caruso
  NC
John Gizzi   NJ
Diann Greco   NJ
Paul Tonacci
  NJ
Lorraine Hems   NY
Bob Madill   NY
Annemarie Morse   NY
Jeffrey Stabins   NY
Rick Cusker
  NY
Arlene Mole   OH
Joseph Dautlick   PA
Kristin Kraft   PA
Ivan Riggle   PA
Mary Agnes Riggle   PA
Jeff Gorze   PA
Lois Kaneshiki
  PA
Kingsley Martin   SC
Rick Jelovsek   TN
Sandra Jelovsek   TN
Kingsley Martin
  TN
Rex Bambling   VA
David Barber   VA
Jennifer Crafts   VA
Walter Rachele   VA
Patricia Valas   VA
Mike Wassenberg   VA
Ron Natalie
  VA

 

 

 

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