Clare (Brown) Tooley MW

Master of Wine and Director of Wine Development for Lionstone International

Clare lives in California with her husband and two sons. She is the director of wine development for Lionstone International sourcing for national wine clubs, including the Wall Street Journal, Laithwaites, Virgin, TCM, NPR and National Geographic.

She began her wine life in London with John Armit Wines after completing a French and Spanish degree and choral scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge University. Joining Direct Wines Ltd as a buyer in 2000, she moved to France in 2006. She lived near Bordeaux for eight years, managing the group’s winery and travelling extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. Clare is a Champagne Academician (class of 2004) and has been inducted as a Chevalier of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne.

Judges

Meet our 2021 Judges

Juli Gregg

Wine Director, Tony's Pizza Napoletana/ Capos's, Restaurant Consultant, San Francisco, California

Dan Philcox

Liquor Sales Manager – Albertson’s Companies (Shaw’s / Star Market)

Peter Marks MW

Master of Wine, Partner & Vice President at Napa Valley Wine Academy