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MEET THE JUDGES

San Diego Spirits Festival

International Bottle Competition

Philip Dobard - Director of The Cocktail Collection

Rick Levy - Tequila Aficionado

Alex Perez - Tequila Aficionado

Brian Christensen - Founder Artisan Spirit Magazine

Mike Morales - Tequila Aficionado

Jim Johnston - Tequila Aficionado

Dave Dinius - Tequila Aficionado

Christine Crnek- Founder & Co-inventor at (Neat) Arsilica, Inc.

Eric Zandona - Tequila Aficionado

Bryce Taylor - Tequila Aficionado

Shea Shockley - Whiskey Educator

Jason Silverman - Tequila Afficionado

Wendy Hodges - Spirits Expert Chilled Magazine

Hayden Stewart - Media Strategist | Journalist | WSET 3 Sommelier

Crawford McCarthy - Principal - The Best Ceats freelance spirits writer

Rich Manning - Writer, Blogger, all round expert

Irina Ponomarenko - BNIC Cognac Educator -Wine Educator

Sean Hallman - Distiller Spirits Judge

Sarah Jeltema - Whiskey Educator

Chris Tunstall- Co-Founder A Bar Above

Erin Rea - Beverage Consultant & Spirits Specialist

Steven D. Hirschauer - Industry Professional, Whiskey Educator

John Fluke - Placed for Success

Dennis Morales - Beverage Development Expert

Julian Flores Torrres - Beverage Director/ Hospitality Consultant

Susan Frank Principal at Spirits of Agave

Dominique Jackson - Agave Educator & Bar Program Director

Eric Rimmele - Wine & Spirits Professional

Rob Harrah - A Bar Above

Jay Ojeda

Cecil Jay Ojeda III - Spirits Expert, Judge

Jesse Nevarez - Wine & Spirit Professional

Josh Hodas - Wine & Spirits Professional

AJ Magna - Industry Consulting

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