TXIWC Judges

Our world-renowned judges come with diverse and expansive experience from all over the world!  Below you’ll find just a taste of the talent partnering with this year’s competition.  We’ll update the list regularly!

Count John Umberto Salvi 20th

Bordeaux, France
Master of Wine

Seattle Washington, USA
Master of Wine

Jeff Stabins

New York
RVP of AWS & AWS Certified Wine Judge

Sharyn Kervyn

New Jersey, USA
Wine Educator, Certified Wine Judge, CSW, WSET Level 3


Quebec, Canada
Certified Wine Judge

New York, USA
Wine Instructor, Certified Judge, & Freelance Writer

Jeff Cope

Houston, TX
Blogger/Owner TXWineLover.com

Norman Carr

Austin, TX, USA
WSET Level 3, 
Wine Competition Director

Indiana, USA

Daniele Raspini

Sommelier, International Wine Judge

New Mexico, USA
Owner Vivac Winery, Exec Sommelier, Educator

Texas, USA
Winemaker, Winery Owner

Erika Widmann

New York / Texas
Beverage Director, WSET, Sommelier, Cicerone  

Daniel Kelada
Sammy Lam

Austin, TX, USA
Owner, Wanderlust Wine Company, WSET Level 3

St Louis, MO, USA
AWS Educator, Wine Judge, WSET Diploma

Lauren King

Seattle, WA, USA
Wine Educator, WSET Level 3

Karen Blackburn

Texas, USA
Director of Wine Brand Marketing

Lola Buchbinder

California/Texas, USA
Sommelier & Fine Wine Distributor

Bonnie Villacampa, Founder

Texas/Rioja, Spain
Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager

Washington State
Sommelier and owner of Uncorked Sommelier Services

Ron Dougherty, Head Judge

New York, USA
Founder, Raise a Glass Foundation; OIV Certified Judge