Jury members
Alejandro García Blanco Mexico

Food and wine journalist. Former writter for Guía Gastronómica Hedoné and El Universal Newspaper. Mexican judge in Vinitaly 2014.

Alexandre Truffer Switzerland

Chief Editor (french version) of VINUM Chief Editor RomanDuVin.ch (blog) Journalist for wine specialized newspapers in Switzerland. Wine writers (4 books)

Andres Amor Marquez Mexico

Chef and Sommelier. Restaurant consultor, columnist and gastronomic journalist. Project manager at México Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Arne Ronold MW Norway

Master of Wine since 1993. He is chief editor of the Norwegian wine magazine Vinoforum, Specialist areas Italy and Burgundy

Baudouin Havaux Belgium

General Director of Vinopres, Chief editor of Vino! Magazine, and columnist for La Libre Belgique & RTBF

Bernard Burtschy France

Wine and spirits journalist writing for titles such as Le Figaro, l’Amateur de Bordeaux, GaultMillau, La Revue du Vin de France and Wands. He is a permanent member of the Grand Jury Européen.

Carlos Andres Ramirez Mexico

Wine and spirits specialist certified by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Global Advocacy Manager for Tequila Olmeca y Altos.

Carlos Armando Borboa Suárez Mexico

Sommelier and specialized wine & spirits journalist. Columnist for El Universal Newspaper Mexico City. Educator in wine at the Mexican Sommelier Association and for the Master of Wine at CESSA Universidad Mexico City. Wine and spirits consultant

Carlota Montoya Mexico

Editorial Director and Corporate Publisher at Grupo Mundo Ejecutivo. Tequila Master by the Mexican Tequila Academy.

Cathy Huyghe United States

Co-founder and CEO of Enolytics LLC, Journalist by training and writes for Forbes online Founder of Harvard Alumni in Wine and Food. Author of the books Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass. Find her online at CathyHuyghe.com, Enolytics.com, and WritingForSeva.com

Fernanda Gutiérrez Zamora Mexico

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

Fernando Guerra Mexico

Certified Sommelier by Universidad del Tepeyac. Manager and Sommelier of the Viticulturists Association of Querétaro AVQ. Brand ambassador for Querétaro’s Wine.

Georgina Estrada Mexico

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

Jean-Luc Sylvain France

Trained as a cooper by his father, Jean-Luc Sylvain takes over the family bu¬siness. Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Territorial Industry of Libourne. Since January 2011, he is the President of the Fédération des Tonneliers de France (French Federation of cooperage).

Jesus Diez Mexico

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

Jinchun Xiao China

Guizhou Chun Distiller Co. Ltd is a subsidiary controlled by listed company——VV Food & Beverage Co. . It is a very famous baijiu producer which has the most beautiful Eco-brewing base and eco-environment in China. Mr. Xiao is the CEO of Guizhou Chun Co.,Ltd.

Jose Ramon Lissarrague García Spain

Professor in Viticulture by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Director of Consultoría Gestión Integral de Viticultura (GIVITI) in Madrid, Spain.

Jose Sandoval Mexico

CEO and founder of Entre Copas y Corchos, Revista Digital de Gastronomía. CEO and founder Vinus Tripudium. Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory.

Laura Noguera Mexico

General director at Impulso Sostenible Agavería AC. Maestra Tlachiquera and Mezcalillera. 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 Gómez Mexico

Founder of Vid Mexicana. Certified Sommelier by Universidad Iberoamericana and MBA by the University of Texas at Austin.

Marcos Flores Mexico

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

Mauricio Jimenéz Mexico

Head Sommelier at Grupo La Castellana. Founder member and teacher of the Mexican Sommelier Association.

Miguel Angel Cooley Mexico

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

Pablo Mata Mexico

Certified Sommelier by the court of Master Sommeliers. Independent consultor. Wine Director of the Wine & Food Festival CDMX 2016 & 2017.

Pedro Ballesteros Torres Spain

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

Peter Spencer Weltman United States

Peter Weltman is a sommelier and entrepreneur based in San Francisco who explores native grapes from ancient sources. He writes for global food publications, gives speeches on wine activism, and creates immersive experiences about his movement, #BorderlessWine.

Pilar Meré Mexico

President of Sommelier Association of Mexico. Host of the national radio program Charlando de Vino, at Imagen Multimedia.

Rene Renteria Mexico

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

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.

Sergio González Mexico

Certified Sommelier por la Court of Master Sommeliers. Director Comercial de The Key Company Beard. Embajador de la marca Riedel para México.

Sonia Espinola De La Llave Mexico

Tequila Expert – Director Foundation Cuervo

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.

Wendy Sujey Pérez R. Mexico

Food and wine journalist. Soft News coordinator for Mural Newspaper in Guadalajara. Judge for the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon.

Wilton Nava Mexico

Head Sommelier at Quintonil Restaurant. Certified Sommelier by the Mexican Sommelier Association. Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Xizhi Zhou China

Kweichou Moutai Group Health Industy Co.,Ltd , a subcompany of Chinese biggest and most famous baijiu listed company——Kweichou Moutai Group, is engaged in baijiu, health wine, health products and so on. Mr. Zhou is the vice president of Kweichou Moutai Group Health Industy Co.,Ltd.Kweichou Moutai Group, is engaged in baijiu. Mr. Zhou is the vice president of Kweichou Moutai Group Health Industy Co.,Ltd.

Yuchen Zhang China

Famous Chinese journalist for wines and spirits news. She works for the International Department of “China Wine News”which published each week with more than 120000 copies per week.