International Wine Channel TV Award Competition Judges
The mission: create a live TV, online broadcast, millennial focused international wine competition and get an all-star cast of driven, passionate wine enthusiasts to judge. Mission accomplished! The International Wine Channel TV Awards takes place on September 4-5th and led by the world class wine competition and logistics team at Vineyard and Winery Management , we’re ready for a world class wine competition.
Meet some of the all-star wine judges below in Part 1. More to come each week leading up to the International Wine Channel TV Awards on September 4-5th, 2013. Follow all the action on Wine Channel TV!
Andre Hueston Mack “Wine is not a beverage reserved for the elite, but can and should be enjoyed by everyone. A wine’s place is on the table right next to the salt and pepper, as a compliment–even a condiment to the food. It is not meant only to be collected, but to enhance your meal and your way of life.” ~ ANDRÉ HUESTON MACK
Alycia Mondavi It is no exaggeration to say Alycia Mondavi and her three sisters were introduced to the wine industry at birth: they were born into one of Napa Valley’s prominent wine families that has owned and operated C. Mondavi & Family since 1943. Just like her father and her sisters, Alycia received her first paycheck at age 10, working for $0.25 an hour as an apprentice doing odd jobs at the winery, from the laboratory to the hospitality center.
Angelina Mondavi Angelina Mondavi is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley. She began her career at the age of 10 assisting the lab manager at Charles Krug. After graduating from high school, she attended Villanova University and majored in chemistry with a minor in business to create a solid foundation for her future in the wine industry.
Wilfred Wong Wilfred Wong, Cellarmaster for Beverages & more! (a.k.a. BevMo), a California, Arizona and Washington chain of 123 stores, is a wine industry veteran of more than 40 years. He currently tastes between 6,000 to 8,000 wines annually and judges in a dozen major wine competitions each year. His job duties include managing the content and blogging on BevMo.com for the retail chain, which includes keeping current on 3,000+ wines, 1,200 spirits, and 800 beers and working the company’s Vineyard Partners program in which he works with winemaking teams, worldwide on blends that make up the wines.
Be sure to check back next week for Part 2 of the International Wine Channel TV Awards Judges preview.