Nichole Simpson

Nichole has over 11 years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry. She has worked in multiple industry jobs in Category Management, Marketing, On-sale, Sales, Brand Management and Retail. She worked at E & J Gallo Winery before her move to Walmart in 2016 as the Senior Wine Buyer.

Judges

Meet our 2018 Judges

Mauro Cirilli

Wine & Beverage director @ Sidecar Hospitality (Press Club, Schroeder's, The Elite Cafe, PCH), CA, USA

Wine & Beverage director @ Sidecar Hospitality (Press Club, Schroeder's, The Elite Cafe, PCH)

Daniel Cameron

Lead Sommelier at The Battery San Francisco, CA, USA

Lead Sommelier at The Battery San Francisco

Sue Straight

Wine Director at Oakville Grocery

Wine Director at Oakville Grocery

Amy Witz

Sommelier at Hyatt Regency Chicago

Sommelier at Hyatt Regency Chicago

Bruce Abbott

Wine and Spirits Buyer at Liquor Stores, NA Ltd, Alaska, USA

Wine and Spirits Buyer at Liquor Stores, NA Ltd, Alaska, USA

Liz Thach MW

Professor of Wine & Management, Sonoma State University, CA, USA

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