TASTING PANEL

The Oregon Wine Awards could not be possible without the essential and valued contributions of our distinguished group of Northwest wine professionals. Our Tasting Panel features top local and national wine professionals consisting of highly respected Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine buyers, wine directors, sommeliers and journalists.

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HIGHEST INTEGRITY

THOROUGH EVALUATION

Our thorough evaluation is of the highest integrity and our thoughtful process provides both our Tasting Panel and entries the best environment for tasting.

2022 Wine Awards Tasting Panelists

2022 Wine Awards Tasting Panelists

2022 Wine Awards Pouring Team

2022 Wine Awards Pouring Team

2022 Wine Awards Scoring Social Media Team

2022 Wine Awards Scoring Social Media Team

  • Dr. Gregory Chan
    Vice-Echanson – La Chaine des Rotisseurs, WA
  • Reggie Daigneault
    Wine Educator
    ReggieWine.com, WA
  • David Egan
    Wine Professional, Vino Verité, WA
  • Cyril Frechier
    Wine Education, FRA
  • Roy Hersh
    Founder, ForTheLoveofPort.com, WA
  • Erin Lyman
    Owner, Champion Wine Cellars, WA
  • Ali Mayfield
    WA Wine Maker/Wahluke Wine Co./Selections by Sagemoor
  • Tanya Morningstar-Darling
    Wine Scholar Guild Educator, CellarMuse.com, WA
  • Billo Naravane
    Master of Wine, RASA Vineyards, WA
  • Robert Ord
    Master Sommelier/ISG Dip, Napa, CA
  • Tonya Pitts
    CMS Sommelier/WSET 2/Wine Director, One Market, San Francisco, CA
  • Sean Razee
    Master Sommelier/ WSET Dip, Director of Fine Wine SGWS, Vail, CO
  • Amanda Reed
    Advanced Sommelier/Beverage Manager, Lotte Hotel, WA
  • Howard Rossback
    Wine Professional/Owner, Citation Wines & Erratic Oak Vyds., OR
  • Bruce Sturgeon
    CMS Sommelier/Wine Director Blue Acre & Orfeo, WA
  • Mark Takagi
    Director of Wine & Spirits, Metropolitan Markets, WA
  • Tiffany Tobey
    CMS Sommelier/GM, Thirty Eight & VINE, DFW, TX
  • Mina Williams
    CMS Sommelier/Blanc et Rouge Wine / NW Stir, WA

RECEIVED, REVIEWED & CONFIRMED

WINE ENTRIES

Each entry is personally received, reviewed, confirmed and entered into our program matrix. Each bottle is proofed for soundness by a team of certified sommeliers to ensure the wine is true to its’ origin. All entries are checked for bottle variation and tainted wines (TCA, Acetic Acid or Oxidation) are never poured for our panel.

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