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)

Amy Witz

Sommelier at Hyatt Regency Chicago

Sommelier at Hyatt Regency Chicago

JoAnn DeGaglia

JoAnn DeGaglia, CSW, CS, CWJ, Sommelier at Glenmere Mansion, NY, USA

JoAnn is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a member of the Society of Wine Educators as well as a Certified Adv. Sommelier earning both an American and Italian Wine Specialist Degree from the North American Sommelier Assn with honors. Earning her Wine

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