The Tasting Panel will consist of highly-experienced bar, spirits, and mixology experts and craftspeople that have earned industry-wide recognition and popular consumer appeal.




Our thorough evaluation is of the highest integrity and our thoughtful process provides both our Tasting Panel and entries the best environment for tasting.

  • Bruce Achtermann
    ISG Diploma / The Herbfarm, WA
  • Kristie Adams
    WSET-D / Noble Wines Ltd., UK
  • Victoria Antilla
    Wine Director, Schwartz Bros. Restaurants, WA
  • Ken Avedisian
    WineBid.com, USA
  • Trent Ball
    YVCC Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Chair, WA
  • Tahlia Bolden
    Advanced Sommelier / Gather Kitchen & Bar, WA
  • Bree Boskov
    Master of Wine / Oregon Wine Board, OR
  • Amberleigh Brownson
    Sommelier, WA
  • Joel Butler
    Master of Wine / Redmond World of Wines, WA
  • Nicholas Caluori
    Cellarmaster, Delille Cellars, WA
  • Dr. Greg Chan
    La Chaine des Rotisseurs, WA
  • Shelly Fitzgerald
    Columbia Winery Education Specialist, WA
  • Beth Hickey
    Advanced Sommelier, WA
  • Kathryn House
    www.HowofWine.com, ID
  • Traci MacFarlane
    WA Wine Professional / Denhoed Wines, WA
  • Anthony Robert Mueller
    Advanced Sommelier / Inglenook Vineyard, CA
  • Tim O’Brien
    Wine Director, Salty’s Seafood Grills, WA
  • Erica Orr
    Enologist / Consulting Winemaker, WA
  • Mackenzie Parks
    Advanced Sommelier / Wine Trust, WA
  • Gail Puryear
    Owner & Winemaker Bonair Winery, WA
  • Lenny Rede
    Chef du Cave, Esquin Wine & Spirits, WA
  • Kristin Rhynedance-Scheelar
    Associate Winemaker at Columbia Winery
  • Christopher Sawyer
    Advanced Sommelier / SawyerSomm Consulting, CA
  • Andrew Schaffner
    Wine Director / Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, CO
  • Jason Smith
    Advanced Sommelier, Wild Ginger, WA
  • Bruce Sturgeon
    Wine Director BlueAcre / Steelhead Diner / Orfeo, WA
  • Mark Takagi
    Director Wine & Spirits Metropolitan Markets, WA
  • Christopher Chan
    Founder & Executive Director / TasteNW

Register here and ship UPS/Fed-Ex or hand deliver: (2 ea.) (750 ml -1000ml) or (3 ea.) (375ml -500ml) samples per entry along with entry form, no-charge invoice, check or CC receipt. Send tracking info via e-mail: Chris@Cocktailchampion.com.

Christopher Chan
Executive Director
Seattle International Spirits Awards
1733 45th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
206.853.4677 / Chris@CocktailChampion.com