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Marija Jovanovic

Estate Sommelier, Bouchaine Vineyards

Marija has deep experience in education, sales and the culinary arts with multiple esteemed wineries in the Napa Valley. She has also visited many international wine regions while travelling as a wine writer for an internationally distributed travel magazine. Marija completed her Master’s degree in Wine Tourism Marketing and is currently writing a book on wine and cheese regions of the world. She hosts regular wine and cheese classes at Bouchaine vineyards in Napa Valley. 

Meet the other judges

Marsha Wright

CSW, WSET, CSWS, Corporate Lead Sommelier at Greek Brands, DineAmic Hospitality, Chicago

Larissa C Dubose

National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer

Kat Hawkins

Wine Director at Miru, Tre Dita, and the St. Regis Bar, St. Regis, Chicago