Jury members
Alberto Viveros Mexico
Andres Amor Marquez Mexico

Sommelier, restaurant consultor and gastronomic journalist. Link with producers
at México Selection by Concours Mondial
de Bruxelles.

Antonio Laveaga Mexico

Certified sommelier. Columnist and writer
for Mural Newspaper in Guadalajara. Tequila expert and wine judge. Bachelor’s degree in business administration by ITESO.

Areli Curiel Mexico

Wine and spirits consultant. Certified sommelier by the WSET. Certified Tequila’s Expert. Founder of EntreVides, concept dedicated to impart wine and spirits training.

Ariel Morales Argentina

Sommelier. Founder and general manager of Wineman Consulting. Ambassador for Wines of Argentina. Organizer of the Into The Wine oenological forum in Mexico, with Winifera.

Baruch Gómez Mexico

Consumption centers national manager for Vinoteca. Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Bachelors degree in gastronomy by UCSJ Mexico City.

Benigno Garrido Marcos Spain

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

Carlos Parrodi Mexico

OIV MSc in Wine Management. Wine Marketing Program Diploma by UC Davis. WSET Level 3 certificate. Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Carlota De Garay Montoya Mexico

Editorial director and Publisher at First Class Life. Tequila Master by the Mexican Academy of Tequila, Vino and Mezcal tasters. Certificate in viticulture by Jesús Díez – Vinicultura.

Caroline Hermann MW United States

Master of Wine, alcohol beverage lawyer, WSET wine and sake instructor, lecturer, judge.

Claudio Innes Mexico

President of CANIRAC Aguascalientes. Sommelier by Escuela Española de Sommeliers. Executive Chef and co-owner
of Tasca & Cava restaurant, Aguascalientes.

Cyrille Mald France

Columnist for la Revue du Vin de France. Co-author of “Iconic Whisky”, world top five most distributed book on spirits. Ambassador of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Elías 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 Jr. Manager at Tiendas Soriana. Oenology diploma by Universidad Anáhuac and the Mexican Wine Academy. Mezcal and agave spirits specialist.

Emanuel Delmonte France

Graduated from the faculty of enology of the University of Bordeaux. WSET Level 3 certificate. Commercial Manager of Famille Sylvain Group for Bordeaux and Mexico.

Fabiola Gallegos Ríos Mexico

Sommelier by the Escuela Española de Cata, Madrid. WSET Level 3 certificate. Member of the Czech Sommelier Association. International wine judge.

Fernanda Gutiérrez Zamora Mexico

Director at CESSA Universidad Campus Estado de México. Coordinator for the
Wine MBA at CESSA Universidad. Certified Sommelier Mexican Sommelier Association.

Jaime Villalobos Mexico

Tequila Master Taster by the Cámara Nacional de la Industria Tequilera. Founder member of the Mexican Academy of Tequila, Vino and Mezcal tasters. Tequila Author.

Jesus Díez Mexico

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

José Rafael Arango Ordóñez Colombia

Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Cavaleiro cofrade honorario do Vinho do Oporto. Wine and spirits columnist. Certified Sherry Educator. Wine Author.

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.

Marcos Flores Mexico

Presidente de la Asociación de Sommeliers Mexicanos AC. Mejor Sommelier de México
en 2005, 2007 y 2010.

Martin Reyes MW United States

Master of Wine. Buyer, importer, educator and winemaker. Instructor for Grape Experience and SF Wine School. International judge for the IWC and DWWA.

Natasha Hughes MW United Kingdom

Master of Wine. Specialized journalist. Coordinator of the Institute of Masters of Wine education tasting programme. Panel chair at the International Wine Challenge.

Pedro Ballesteros Torres Spain

Master of Wine. Agronomical Engineer
and Master in viticulture and oenology by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Judge at the Decanter’s WWA and Vinitaly’s 5Stars.

Pilar Meré Mexico

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

Rafael Garza Mexico

Agronomical Engineer by ITESM. Viticulturist by École Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier. President of Consejo de Viticultores de Aguascalientes A.C.

René Rentería 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, in Mexico City. Director and founder of Mexican Sommelier College.

Sergio González Mexico

Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Commercial director for The Key Company Beard. Brand ambassador for Riedel in Mexico.

Víctor Manuel Torres Alegre Mexico

Professor at the Enology and Gastronomy School of Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Doctorate in Enology and Ampelology from the University of Bordeaux.