The 26th Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Begins Monday

Hey, Rebecca Murphy! How does one get on your list to be a judge for the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition? I have included the names of all of the judges set to judge wine starting next Monday. The two-day event will take place at the Dallas Convention Center. The panel will award gold, silver, and bronze medals to winning wines in over 250 categories. You, dear public, will have to wait for the Dallas Wine and Food Festival (April 21-25) to get a taste. Anywhoo, you can check out Murphy’s hard work here. She’s a peach!

2010 judges

Amy Albert, Senior Associate Editor, Bon Appetit, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Apstein, Columnist,, Newton, MA
Todd Bacon, Italian Wine Specialist, Young’s Columbia Wine Company, Portland, OR
Scott Barber, Wine Director/Sommelier, BHT (Tesar’s) Restaurant Group, The Woodlands, TX
Brian Boomer, Manager, Stephan Pyles, Dallas, TX
Paul Botamer, Wine Director, Fearing’s Restaurant, Dallas, TX
Shelli Brinson Shepherd, Central Regional Manager, King Estate Winery, Dallas, TX
Terri Burney, Owner, Winetastic, Dallas, TX
Neal Caldwell, Manager and Buyer, Pogo’s Wines & Spirits, Dallas, TX
Rebecca Chapa, Wine Consultant, Tannin Management, San Francisco, CA
Patrick Comiskey, Senior Correspondent, Wine and Spirits, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Cronin, MS, Western Region Manager, Spire Collection, San Francisco, CA
Cole Danehower, Co-Publisher, Northwest Palate, Portland, OR
Fernando de Luna, CWE, Wine Educator for South Texas, Republic National Distributing
Company, Schertz, TX
Mike Dunne, Wine Writer,, Sacramento, CA
Traci Dutton, Beverage Manager and Sommelier, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone,    St. Helena, CA
Dawnine Dyer, Co-Owner – Winemaker, Dyer Vineyard & Meteor Vineyard, Calistoga, CA
Ron Edwards, MS, Service and Beverage Consultant and Educator, Five Star Sommelier
Services, Charlevoix, MI
Margie Ferree Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Collins School, Pomona, CA
Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker, Goldschmidt Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Ralph Graves, Senior Wine Consultant, Goody Goody Liquor, Ft. Worth, TX
Daryl Groom, Owner and Winemaker, Groom Wines, Healdsburg, CA
Hunter Hammett, Sommelier, The Fairmont Hotel at the Arts District, Dallas, TX
Drew Hendricks, MS, Director of Wine Education, Pappas Restaurants, Houston, TX
Loni Heyn, Champagne and Port Specialist, Republic National Distributing Company,
Grand Prairie, TX
Dave Holstrom, Owner, Guy du Vin, Portland, OR
Lane Hoss, Director of Marketing, Anthony’s Restaurants, Bellevue, WA
George Howald, Dallas/Fort Worth Sales Manager, Serendipity Wine Imports, Dallas, TX
Jeffrey Irish, Wine & Spirits Broker, Magnolia Wine Co, Dallas, TX
James Jordan, Wine Director & General Manager, Crush Wine Shop, Dallas, TX
Rucker Lewis, Director of Market Development, Avante Beverage, Dallas, TX
Sharron McCarthy, Vice President, Wine Education, Banfi Vintners, Old Brookville, NY
Whit Meyers, Texas Brand Manager, Virtuoso Selections, Dallas, TX
Roy Mohr, Beer and Wine Steward, Market Street United, Frisco, TX
Sally Mohr, M.S., Boulder Wine Merchant, Boulder, CO
Steve Murphey, Mid-State Wine and Liquor, Plano, TX
Carla Nichols, Farmers Branch, TX
Bob Paulinski, MW, Category Director – Wine/Spirits/Beer, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc,
Jacksonville, FL
Paul Pinnell, Owner, Dali Wine Bar and Cellar, Dallas, TX
D’Lynn Proctor, Sommelier/Cellar Educator, Grailey’s Fine Wine, Dallas, TX
Ron Ruggless, Southwest Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News, Dallas, TX
Stone Savage, Proprietor, Stoney’s Bottle Bargains, Dallas, TX
Matthew Scott, Director of Operations, Kent Rathbun Concepts, Dallas, TX
Christopher Shipp, Wine Manager, Goody Goody Liquor, Little Elm, TX
Jerry Shriver, Veteran Journalist and Wine Judge, New York, NY
Robert W. Small, Professor Emeritus, Collins College, Pomona, CA
Lance Storer, CSW, Corporate Fine Wine Buyer, Centennial Fine Wine & Spirits, Dallas, TX
Guy Stout, MS, CWE, Corporate Director Beverage Education, Glazer’s Family of Companies,
Houston, TX
Diane Teitelbaum, Wine Consultant, Owner, Diane Teitelbaum & Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX
Marguerite Thomas, Travel Editor, Columnist, The Wine News, Los Angeles Times
International Syndicate/Tribune Media Services &, Baltimore, MD
James Tidwell, MS, Sommelier, Cafe on the Green, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Irving, TX
Jennifer Uygur, Manager Wine and Beer Department, Dallas Central Market, Dallas, TX
Wendie Waters, Director of Marketing & Purchasing/Wine, Beverage City,
Quick Way Group, Inc., Dallas, TX
Barbara Werley, MS, Sommelier/Beverage Director, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas, TX
Lance Wright, Buyer, Costco, Issaquah, WA


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