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.


Meet our 2019 Judges

Sue Straight

Wine Director at Oakville Grocery

Wine Director at Oakville Grocery

Tim Hanni MW

Master of Wine, OR, USA

Tim Hanni, one of the first two Americans to earn the title of Master of Wine. A professionally trained chef, and international consultant to the wine industry, Hanni is the author of “Why You Like the Wines You Like; Changing the way the world t

Remi Petri

Head of Procurement at

Head of Procurement at

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