Jury 2017-07-24T14:02:26+00:00
Jury members
Andres Amor Mexico

Chef and sommelier. Restaurant consultant, columnist and gastronomic journalist.

Benigno Garrido Marcos Spain

Food and Wine – Century Foundation for Tourism and the Arts of Castilla y León

Bernard Burtschy France

Journalist: Le Figaro, l’Amateur
de Bordeaux, La Revue du Vin
de France, Wands. Permanent member of the Great
European Jury.

Claudio Poblete Mexico

Founder Grupo Culinaria Mexicana. Editor at El Financiero-Bloomberg and El País Newspaper. Editorial Counselor for Forbes Magazine.

Dagmar Ehrlich Germany

Journalist: Bild – Vital – Spiegel, Author: Wein – ABC – 500 weine unter 20 – D.M, FIJEV Member

Denis Puzyrev Russian Federation

Wine and spirits market journalist at RBC.

Elias Castro Mexico

Corporate Sommelier at Liverpool. Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts by Instituto Mexicano de Gastronomía. Columnist and writer for Experiencia Gourmet magazine.

Elisa Villarreal Mexico

Purchasing manager at Comercial Mexicana. Oenology certificate by Universidad Anáhuac and the Mexican Wine Academy. Mezcal and agave spirits specialist.

Fernanda Gutiérrez Zamora Mexico

Director at CESSA Universidad. Coordinator for the Wine MBA at CESSA Universidad. Certified Sommelier Mexican Sommelier Association.

Georgina Estrada Mexico

Vicepresident at Mexican Sommelier Association. Certified Court of Master Sommeliers and spokeswoman for LOUIS XIII.

Jesus Diez Mexico

Master in viticulture, oenology and distillation processes. Master in viticulture and oenology by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Johan Manuel Valderrabano Mexico

Sommelier at Bodegas Enate. Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers America. Mexico’s Young Sommelier 2010.

Jose Ramon Lissarrague García-Gutiérrez Spain

Professor of Viticulture at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and Viticultural Consultant

Jose Sandoval Mexico

CEO and founder of Entre Copas y Corchos. Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory.

Laura Noguera Mexico

General director at Impulso Sostenible Agavería AC. Writer, researcher, taster and columnist of agave spirits.

Laura Santander Mexico

Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Tequila Master by the Mexican Tequila Academy. Certified Sommelier by the Mexican Sommelier Association.

Ludovic Anacleto Mexico

Sommelier at Cru, The Little Wine
Bistro, and Grand Cru, wine restaurant in Monterrey. Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Luis Morones Mexico

Head Sommelier at Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Mexico City. Mexico’s representative for the Best Sommelier of America 2015 and the Best Sommelier of the World 2016.

Marcos Flores Mexico

President of Mexican Sommelier Association AC. Mexico’s Best Sommelier 2005, 2007 and 2010.

Megumi Nishida Japan

Freelance wine journalist for Wineart, Vinoteque, Cuisine Kingdom.

Miguel Angel Cooley Mexico

Sommelier and Tequila Master. General manager at Bonaparte Wine Company. Award for the Mexico’s Best Sommelier 2015 by Millesime.

Paulina Velez Mexico

Founder of Grupo Acento. Sommelier certified by the California University at Davis.Mexican wine promoter.

Pedro Ballesteros Torres Spain

Master in viticulture and oenology by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Master of Wine.

Pilar Meré Mexico

President of Sommelier Association of Mexico. Radio and television presenter. Columnist and wine and spirits journalist.

Rene Renteria Mexico

CEO of RR Wine Consulting & Training. Level II at the WSET. Wine Marketing title by the University of California at Davis.

Ricardo Espindola Mexico

General director of Wine School at Colegio Superior de Gastronomía. CEO and founder of Mexican Sommelier College.

Richard Claire Mexico

CEO Grupo Ferimp Mexico. Distributor of wine, spirits, bottled water and artisanal beer for national and international markets.

Rocio Amador Mexico

General manager at Guía Peñín México. Master in viticulture and oenology by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Level III at the WSET.

Rodolfo Gerschman Mexico

Autor of Guía Catadores del Vino Mexicano. General director of “Catadores” wine magazine. Bachelor’s degree in economy by the Vincennes University in Paris.

Sandra Fernandez Mexico

Certified Wine Educator, Specialist in Wine and Spirits by The Society of Wine Educators. Sensory analysis in wine by the University of California at Davis.

Sarah Jane Evans United Kingdom

Wine writer, former Chairman Institute of Masters of Wine. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the IMW Symposium 2018. Co-Chairman Decanter World Wine Awards.

Valentina Garza Mexico

General Manager at Artisanal Wine School in Queretaro. Sommelier and wine business title by the Centre de Formation Professionnelle et de Promotion Agricole de Beaune, Burgundy.