The Judges

Mark Guillaudeu MS

Master Sommelier, 2022 Best USA Sommelier, #6 Best Sommelier of the Americas 2022, #15 Best Sommelier of the World 2023 and Sommelier at Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix

Larissa C Dubose

National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer

Kat Hawkins

Wine Director at Miru, Tre Dita, and the St. Regis Bar, St. Regis, Chicago

Valerie Cao

Director of Operations and Beverage Director at Le Colonial Chicago

Paul Carayas

GM and Wine Director at Saison Cellar San Francisco and Scotts Valley

Arthur Hon

Beverage Director at the Modern, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York

Liz Kowal

Wine Certificate Instructor, Hospitality at College of DuPage

Will Parsons

Vice President, International Operations & Global Portfolio Manager at PARSONS FINE IMPORTS

Christian Shaum

Lead Sommelier at Bazaar Meat & Bar Mar Chicago & CMSA Advanced Sommelier, Chicago

Marsha Wright

CSW, WSET, CSWS, Corporate Lead Sommelier at Greek Brands, DineAmic Hospitality, Chicago