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We're happy to share the exciting news of Larissa C Dubose's recent inclusion in the judging panel for the highly anticipated 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards set to unfold in Chicago on 21st May 2024. Currently serving as the National Director of Beverages for Paradies Lagardère’s Dining Division, Larissa brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to the table.
With a background deeply rooted in both business development and the intricate world of wholesale wine and hospitality, Larissa has emerged as a respected figure in the wine and spirits domain. Her role as a Wine Educator is underscored by her dedication to sharing her knowledge and passion for all things wine-related.
Notably, Larissa holds the distinguished titles of Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40 and Vino Volo National Buyer, further showcasing her influence in the industry. Her role in overseeing the dynamic Vino Volo wine bar concept adds an extra layer of expertise to her profile, making her a fitting addition to the judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards.
As we look forward to this exciting event in Chicago, Larissa's presence promises to elevate the judging panel with her wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the evolving landscape of wine and spirits. We eagerly await the valuable contributions she'll bring to the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
WAYNE BELDING MS, Master Sommelier and Partner at Preferably, Colorado
PETER GRANOFF MS, Master Sommelier, Wine Educator, Speaker, Entrepreneur, San Francisco
BRIAN KOZIOL MS, Master Sommelier at Maverick Beverage Company, Chicago
RACHEL LOWE, Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants.
ALEXANDER POWELL MS, Master Sommelier and Senior Wine Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, Boston
LISA SELMAN CSS, Alchemy Room Beverage Director
KYUNGMOON KIM MS, Master Sommelier
VINCENT MORROW MS, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at PRESS Napa Valley, San Francisco
BRANDON TEBBE, MS, Master Sommelier
SERAFIN ALVARADO MSm Master Sommelier and Director of Wine Education at Southern Wine & Spirits
JEREMY SHANKER MS, Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group and Master Sommelier
SCOTT BARBER, President at Green Pin Wines
LARISSA C DUBOSE, National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer
BRANDON BIERLEIN, Director of Food & Beverage, Talbott Hotel Chicago
GUILLERMO BRAVO, Beverage Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago
ALLISON CURATOLO, Wine Director RPM Italian Las Vegas
ANIKA ELLISON, Wine Manager, Swift & Sons Steakhouse, Chicago
KRISTIN FRANCESCO, Sommelier at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Chicago
JAMIE HARRISON RUBIN, Procurement & Placements at Culinary Conservatory
COLIN HOFER, General Manager of Restaurants, Four Seasons Chicago
JENNIFER KNOTT, Director of Beverage for Levy at Chicago Symphony Orchestra
JOSH KING, Director of Food and Beverage, Virgin Hotels, Chicago
JOHN MARAFFA, Corporate Beverage Manager, Morton's The Steakhouse | Strip House Steakhouse & Cocktail Lounge | Morton's Grille
JON MCDANIEL, Founder & CEO of Ottantadu
TIFFANY TOBEY, Owner and Sommelier, Tiffany's Toast, Dallas, Texas
View the full panel of the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards judges here.
The 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards are accepting entries now. It's open for both international and domestic wines. Your entered wines will receive scores, tasting notes, and feedback from expert judges.
Sommeliers Choice Awards is organized by Beverage Trade Network. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) is a global media and B2B networking platform servicing suppliers, buyers, and beverage professionals in the global beverage industry. BTN also owns BevRoute, a magazine for Importers and Distributors, and runs a lineup of trade shows around the world which includes USA Trade Tasting in New York, IBWSS UK in London, and IBWSS USA in San Francisco. Beverage Trade Network also owns and runs the London Wine Competition, London Beer Competition, London Spirits Competition, and USA Wine Ratings.