Past Recipients


Walter Clore (2019)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Katerina Dvorakova

    Vespaio Restaurant | Culver City, CA

  • Tony Ehteshami

    Nightingale | Vancouver, Canada

  • Morgan LaCroix

    Lio Restaurant | Portland, ME

  • Jennifer Ayala

    MMH Clark’s Oyster Bar | Austin, TX

  • James Alexander Bruce

    The Lark | Belleville, ON

  • John Danley

    Victor Cafe | Philadelphia, PA

  • Lars Lunstrum

    The Black Cypress | Moscow, ID

  • Victoria Varela

    Mastros Beverly Hills | Los Angeles, CA

  • Ellis Srubas-Giammanco

    Racines NY | Brooklyn, NY

  • Matthew Kohatsu

    Hy’s Steakhouse | Honolulu, HI

  • Thomas Graziano

    Babu Ji San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

  • Dima Ruban

    Self-Employed | Naperville, IL

  • James Todeasa

    Union League Cafe | New Haven, CT

  • Robyn Cohen

    Disney | Orlando, FL

  • Regan Cannon

    Husk | Greenville, SC


Walter Clore (2018)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Manuel Gonzalez

    Treadwell Cousine | Niagara Falls, Canada

  • Lilia Suter

    Charlie Palmer Steak | Reno, NV

  • Bethany Taylor

    Perrine’s Wine Shop | Atlanta, GA

  • Sarah Atkinson

    Lalla Rookh | Mount Lawley, Australia

  • Maria Cristina Cippitelli

    Platinum club MLSE | Toronto, Canada

  • Nicholas Robertson

    Perry’s Steak House & Grill | Austin, TX

  • JP Potters

    Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar | Vancouver, Canada

  • John Jansma

    Restaurant General Manager | Bonnton, NJ

  • Adina Guest

    Dopo | Portland, OR

  • Nicholas Denietolis

    Vicia | St. Louis, MO

  • Abigail Avila

    Larsen’s Steakhouses server/bartender | Van Nuys, CA

  • Liz Burton Boyle

    Nutmeg | Brooklyn, NY

  • Michael Wells

    Vins Etcetera, City Winery NYC | San Francisco, CA

  • Shane McGoey

    Self-employed | Walla Walla, WA

  • Kyle Hewey

    Sommelier Factory | Toronto, Canada

  • Rebecca Miles-Steiner

    Ezra’s Spirits and Wine | Oak Park, IL

  • Aaron Fusco

    Café Boulud | New York, NY

  • Siddharth Sundar

    Silicon Labs | Austin, TX

  • Michael Battaglia

    Honey’s Chicago | Chicago, IL

  • Alejandra Fallows

    Bar Italia | St. Louis, MO

  • Jody Petit

    Four Seasons Jackson Hole | Teton Village, WY

  • Mitchell Rothstein

    The Breakers | West Palm Beach, FL

  • Adam Vandoski

    Old Major Market | Indianapolis, IN

  • Dinesh Marappuli

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Mick Hajack

    Soho House Chicago | Chicago, IL

  • Courtney Johnson

    Self employed | Oshkosh, WI

  • Lily Hays

    Hyatt Corporation-lone eagle grille/Whitcraft Winery | Tahoma, CA

  • Alex Mares

    Union Square Hospitality Group | Brooklyn, NY

  • Madison Cope

    International Culinary Center | Los Gatos, CA

  • Samuel Cooper

    Black Tie Music Academy | Charleston, SC

  • Micaela Maestas

    Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe | Santa Fe, NM

  • Michael Anderson

    Hawthorn Beverage Group | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Amanda Ligon

    The Ritz-Carlton | White Sulphur Springs, WV

  • Ellie Yonu Kim

    New York, NY

  • Sam McLemore

    Bordinos | Fayetteville, AR

  • Dante Ortiz

    Sommelier | Puerto Morelos, Mexico

  • David Alpher

    Eat & Smile Catering | Falls Church, VA

  • Bobby Labartino

    Capital City Package/ Fine Wine Shop | Atlanta, GA

  • Macarena Carmona

    Desenlace Wines | San Martin, Argentina

  • Alexander White

    Monello | Apple Valley, MN

  • Joanna Bragiel

    Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy | Delray Beach, FL

  • James Treadwell

    Treadwell Restaurant | Grimsby, Canada

  • Christina Walther

    North Italia | Austin, TX

  • Audrey Geoffroy

    University of South Carolina | Hilton Head Island, SC

  • Tekla Israelson

    Astor Wines & Spirits | Brooklyn, NY

  • Brandon Strathdee

    Broadview Hotel | Toronto, Canada

  • Jaime Gutierrez

    Grgich Hills Estate | Napa, CA

  • Julien Paillusseau

    Mid Pacific Country Club | Kailua, HI

  • Jason Howick

    Outback Steakhouse | Orlando, FL

  • Christopher Aguilar

    Stone Eagle Golf Club | Indio, CA

  • Stefano Zanoncello

    Martignetti Companies | Concord, MA

  • Ian Cobb

    Atelier Crenn | San Francisco, CA

  • Parker James

    Student | Wildwood, MO

  • Angie Cediel

    Villanos en Bermudas | Bogota, Columbia

  • Ashley Muir

    June’s | Austin, TX

  • Jason Chovanec

    Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club | Lakewood, CO

  • Daniel Webber

    Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar | Flagstaff, AZ

  • Roy Arias

    Self employed | Las Vegas, NV

  • Aaron Beaudoin

    Manager at Restaurant | Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Jinho Kim

    Geranium | Kobenhavn s, Copenhagen

  • Austin Cooper

    Pebble Beach Company | Pacific Grove, CA

  • Skyler Davis

    The Manor Tavern | Essex, MD

  • Samuel Asselin Blouin

    Toqué! | Montreal, Canada

  • Alexander Cornett

    Bacchanal Wine LLC | New Orleans, LA

  • Joseph Potters

    Pillar restaurant group | Lincoln, NE

  • Matthew Bender

    Montage Hotel | Park City, UT

  • Carlos Salazar

    Sea Island | Brunswick, GA

  • Wing Shing Cho

    Self-employed | Fresno, CA

  • Lauren Schadt

    Yellowstone Club | Billings, MT

  • Marcelo Spahn

    Ojai Valle inn & spa | Ojai, CA


Luxicon (2018)

Treasury Wine Estates

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  • Paul Chaconas

    Le Cent Chevaliers du Vin | Arlington, VA

  • Darlin Kulla

    Knead Hospitality & Design | Washington, DC

  • Nial Rhys Harris Garcia

    The Watergate Hotel | Washington, DC

  • Elizabeth Kowal

    Geneva Wine Cellars | North Aurora, IL

  • Ryan Baldwin

    Waldorf-Astoria | Chicago, IL

  • Andy Lock

    Cask & Ale | Madison, WI

  • Stephanie Schrankel

    Seastar | Seattle, WA

  • Sarah Zehner

    Westward | Seattle, WA

  • Robert Richards

    Tacoma Wine Merchants | Tacoma, WA

  • Jordan Abraham

    Mourad | San Francisco, CA

  • Sean Andrade

    AWG | Martinez, CA

  • Greg Schuessler

    Wilibee’s Wine Bar | Santa Rosa, CA

  • Alicia Ajolo

    Terranea Resort | San Pedro, CA

  • Enrique Martinez

    The Harvest Restaurant | Tustin, CA

  • Robert James Henry III

    Whole Foods, West Hollywood | Sun Valley, CA

  • Randy Reed

    ZinZen Wine | McKinney, TX

  • Steve Murphey

    Dallas Somm Society | Plano, TX

  • Lea M Elliott

    Kent & Co Wines | Irving, TX

  • Thomas Cruz

    Okeechebee Steakhouse | Lakeworth, FL

  • Jazmin Massee

    Nusk-Et Steakhouse | Miami Beach, FL

  • Salvatore D’Elia

    Eat & Drink Consultants | Coral Springs, FL


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2018)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Ken Freeman

    Sixty Vines | Dallas, TX

  • 2nd – Lindsay Drew

    Guild | Austin, TX

  • 3rd – Morgan Gray

    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse | Houston, TX


David A. Carpenter Master of Wine Scholarship (2018)

David A. Carpenter

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  • Jessica Green

    International Wine Center | New York, NY


Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship (2018)

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

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  • Hugo Bensimon

    Grill 23 | Brighton, MA

  • Alisha Blackwell-Calvert

    Reeds American Table | Kirkwood, MO

  • Kelly Coggins

    City Winery Boston | Watertown, MA

  • Vanessa Da Silva

    Ninety Acres | Randolph, NJ

  • Lindsay Deal

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse | Charlotte, NC

  • Madeline Jimerson

    Cache Cache Restaurant | Aspen, CO

  • Robert Lozelle

    Angler San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

  • Higor Do Valle

    Topper’s at the Wauwinet | Nantucket, MA


Sonoma-Cutrer Scholarship for CMS Certified Exam, Advanced Course, and Advanced Exam (2018)

Sonoma-Cutrer

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  • Adrienne Matosich

    Headwaters Restaurant @ The Heathman Hotel | Portland, OR

  • Bridget Cheslock

    WineSellar & Brasserie | San Diego, CA

  • Volkan Temel

    Edgewater Hotel | Seattle, WA

  • Lindsey Reed

    Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore | Santa Barbara, CA

  • Colton Morano

    Old World Coffee | Reno, NV

  • Leigh Nelson

    Roka Akor | Mesa, AZ


Wilson Daniels Master Exam Scholarship (2018)

Wilson Daniels

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  • Julie Dalton

    Mastro’s Steakhouse | Houston, TX

  • Rachel Speckan

    City Winery | Des Plaines, IL


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship (2018)

Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen

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  • James Bates

    Vintage | Chicago, IL

  • Gretchen Darnley

    RX Restaurant and Bar | Wilmington, NC

  • Israel Dempsey

    Tico DC | Washington, DC

  • Imane Hanine

    Failla Wines | Napa, CA

  • Nicole Leal

    RockCreek Seafood and Spirits | Seattle, WA

  • Mara Marski

    Rosaline | Los Angeles, CA

  • Holly Noto

    The Surf Club Restaurant | Miami, FL

  • Jeremy Schott

    Le Sel | Nashville, TN

  • Amanda Young

    Compline | Santa Rosa, CA


Walter Clore (2017)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Alex Bargsley

    The Capital Grille | Keller, TX

  • Seamus Dooley

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Lake Louise, Canada

  • Danielle Briggs

    American Cut | Clarkston, GA

  • Matthew Calidonna

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Steven Wells

    Royce Steakhouse | Los Angeles, CA

  • William Simons

    Petit Louis Bistro | Baltimore, MD

  • Peter Wilke

    J Vineyards and Winery | Santa Rosa, CA

  • Taylor Lewman

    Bennett’s Bistro | Seattle, WA

  • Leo Alaniz

    N/A | Chicago, IL

  • Thidawan Thanakoses

    The Breakers Palm Beach | West Palm Beach, FL

  • Derek Goltz

    International Culinary Center | Ronkonkoma, NY

  • Amanda Charpentier

    Vinilandia | Stratham, NH

  • Taylar Cumiford

    Juniper and Ivy | San Diego, CA

  • Minjeong Lee

    International Culinary Center | Palo Alto, CA

  • Eric Petit

    Culinary Institute of America | Towson, MD

  • Gabriela Sampaio

    Eataly | São José dos Campos, Brazil

  • William Wasilewski

    The Breakers Palm Beach, FL | Palm Springs, FL

  • Natalie Yrizarry

    Merriman’s Kapalua | Lahaina, HI

  • Bethany Morris

    Gold Key PHR/Hilton Hotels | Virginia Beach, VA

  • Kevin Normandie

    Sixteen Restaurant | Chicago, IL

  • Satoru Mori

    Conrad Tokyo | Kawasaki, Japan

  • Teri Tuttle

    Corkscrew wine & cheese | Ralston, NE

  • Mark Yaeger

    Arizona Biltomore | Phoenix, AZ

  • Aiste Nichols

    Uncorked Wine Bar | Truckee, CA

  • Keith Spreckels Jr.

    The Fridge Wholesale Liquor | Manhattan, KS

  • Hope Shiverick

    Langdon Shiverick Imports | Los Angeles, CA

  • Kayla Krause

    Cleo | Las Vegas, NV

  • Kimberly Fraundorfer

    Alfaro Family Vineyards | Scotts Valley, CA

  • Daniel Duperreault

    International Culinary Center | New York, NY

  • Elizabeth Dames

    Allegheny Country Club | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Stephanie Roth

    Del Frisco’s Grille | Melrose, MA

  • Louisa Clark

    Arcana | Boulder, CO

  • Matt Harding

    breakthru begerage group | baltimore, MD

  • David Wheelahan

    Commander’s Palace | New Orleans, LA

  • Edgar Portilla

    Sommelier of Secrets The Vine | Cancun, Mexico

  • Jake Bennie

    Girl and the Goat | Chicago, IL

  • Briana Pope-Pettis

    Duluth, GA

  • Richard Stiles

    Coppa Osteria/ Clark Cooper Concepts | Houston, TX

  • Natalia Puzdyreva

    sommelier | Mendoza, Argentina

  • Karina Roe

    France44 Wines and Spirits | Minneapolis, MN

  • Oliver Meade

    Washington, D.C

  • Nicholas Oliveiro

    Toronto, Canada

  • Darla Hoffmann

    About Wine | Phoenix, AZ

  • Alex Sugerman

    Per Se | New York, NY

  • Lindsey Auchter

    E & J Gallo / J Vineyards and Winery | Santa Rosa, CA

  • John Schlichting

    Blackberry Farm | Maryville, TN

  • Gemma Kochis

    Director of Hospitality , Inglenook | Napa, CA

  • Natasha Kwiatkowski

    Treadwell Farm-to-table Cuisine | Burlington, Canada

  • Katherine Forbes

    The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg, MT

  • Fred Dinger

    Southern Wine and Spirits | Jupiter, FL

  • Christopher Dugan

    Mastros Steakhouse | Los Angeles, CA

  • Eric Taylor

    Wine Bar Owner/ Winemaker | Saint James, MO

  • Dominic Mandola

    Glazers | Houston, TX

  • Patrick O’Donnell

    Vineyard Road | Newport, RI

  • Josh Holiman

    PAPPAS BROS STEAKHOUSE | Houston, TX

  • Shane Manjiu

    Four Seasons | Kula, HI

  • Daniel Pendleton

    John Howie Steak Restaurant | Seattle, WA

  • Brandon Boudreau

    Restaurant Orsay | Jacksonville, FL

  • Damian Jordan

    The Capital Grille | Las Vegas, NV

  • Tristan Walczewski

    Bistro Bella Vita | Rockford, MI

  • David Kurihara

    The Modern | New York, NY

  • Andrea Wrede

    Server/Empire State South | Atlanta, GA

  • Jacob Henriksson

    Andina Restaurant/Server | Portland, OR

  • John Cronin

    realcheapwine.com | Los Angeles, CA

  • Susan Lin

    Belmont Wine Exchange | Mountain View, CA

  • Benjamin Chew

    Self-Employed | New York, NY


Luxicon (2017)

Treasury Wine Estates

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  • Norman Acosta

    Rivea | Las Vegas, NV

  • Jienna Basaldu

    Echo & Rig Steakhouse | Sacramento, CA

  • Eric Blais

    USS Nemo | Naples, FL

  • Jodi Bronchtein

    L’Espalier | Manville, RI

  • Tim Bubar

    Faena Hotel | Miami, FL

  • Juan F. Cortes

    Tavistock Restaurant Group | Marietta, GA

  • Nick Daddona

    Boston Harbor Hotel | Boston, MA

  • Lauren Daddona

    L’Espalier | Boston, MA

  • Lindsey DeSmidt

    Park Tavern Restaurant | Piedmont, CA

  • Sean Dowling

    Rare 650 | Oakdale, NY

  • Joe Herrig

    Georgia Crown Distributing | Roswell, GA

  • Adrian Lopez

    Los Fuegos | Miami, FL

  • Steven McDonald

    Pappas Bros. | Houston, TX

  • Kim Oshiro

    Argon Wine Systems | Portland, OR

  • Menno Ozinga

    La Griglia | Houston, TX

  • Natalia Pavlik

    Mac’s Beer & Wine Midtown Liquor | Atlanta, GA

  • Kirk Peterson

    Batali & Bastianich | Las Vegas, NV

  • Peter Plaehn

    The Hotel Landing/Ninetwentyfive restaurant | Minneapolis, MN

  • Tristan Pratt-Vincent

    Park Hyatt | New York, NY

  • Allison Siena

    Hilton Garden Inn | Seaford, NY

  • Monica Townsend

    Camerata at Paulie’s | Houston, TX


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2017)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Andres Blanco

    Caracol Mexican Coastal Restaurant | Houston, TX

  • 2nd – Mandi Nelson

    New Waterloo | Austin, TX

  • 3rd – David Donalson

    Classified Wines | Euless, TX


Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship (2017)

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

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  • Derrin Abac

    Wolfgang Puck/Spago | Pukalani, HI

  • Brandon Boghosian

    Juniper & Ivy | San Diego, CA

  • Lindsey Fern

    The Inn at Little Washington | Culpeper, VA

  • Gregory Stokes

    Veritas | Columbus, OH

  • Kathleen Hawkins

    Wright and Company | Detroit, MI

  • Sally Stewart

    Atera | Brookln, NY

  • Paul D. Swanson

    RN74 | Seattle, WA

  • Aubrey Terrazas

    Jardiniere | San Francisco, CA

  • Sophie Yoneoka (Oppelt)

    The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, CO

  • Juan Fernando Cortes

    Tavistock Restaurant Group | Marietta, GA


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship (2017)

Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen

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  • Candice Cronkhite

    Seasons 52 | Monterey, CA

  • Jaime Jacobs

    Ardent | Pewaukee, WI

  • Rudolfo Ponce

    Talbott Vineyards | Seaside, CA

  • Sydney Talbott

    Salt | Juneau, AK

  • Euell Thomas

    Self-Employed | Denver, CO

  • Luke Gainey

    Counter 3. FIVE. VII. | Austin, TX

  • Misty Landsverk

    Bazaar Meat | Las Vegas, NV

  • Nicholas Nanfito

    The Walt Disney Co. | Costa Mesa, CA

  • Elizabeth Powers

    The Dakota Restaurant | Covington, LA

  • Danielle Zarr

    Mr. B’s- A Bartolotta Steakhouse | Milwaukee, WI


Walter Clore (2016)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Evan Davis

    Austin, TX

  • Adam Pucillo

    Atlanta, GA

  • JC Mackin

    Nichols, NY

  • Holly Phillips

    Shelton, CT

  • Meredith Sheehan

    Whole Foods Market | Atlanta, GA

  • Mackenzie Loff

    Cornell University | Napa, CA

  • William Mountford

    Montrose, CA

  • Elizabeth Leon Reyes

    self- employed | San Jose, CA

  • Courtney Wieland

    Hoboken, NJ

  • Jenny Hicks

    Orchids at Palm Court | Cincinnati, OH

  • Matthew Peach

    San Diego, CA

  • Tanya Faddis

    Haute quarter grill | Anchorage, AK

  • John Chamorro

    Bonura hospitality group | Hopewell junction, NY

  • Daniel Forsythe

    Benny’s Chophouse | Chicago, IL

  • Maggie Eager

    Bistro Vendome | Denver, CO

  • Ren Neuman

    Ciao Mambo | Missoula, MT

  • Shannon Raymond

    Zoes Restaurant | Norfolk, VA

  • Ashley Arnot

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Michael Waddington

    Susan’s Fine Wine | Santa Fe, NM

  • Katie Gebauer

    Cass winery | Paso Robles, CA

  • Angela Demmel

    Barcelona Wine Bar | Mamaroneck, NY

  • James McClellan

    Moon Distributors | Little Rock, AR

  • Jessica Smith

    H. Mercer | Oakland, CA

  • Garrin Hajeian

    Saddle Peak Lodge | Topanga, CA

  • Polina Gureeva

    International Culinary Center | Moscow, Russia

  • Jessica Barrand

    Gates Corporation | Denver, CO

  • Theo Lieberman

    Compagnie des vins Surnaturel, Flatiron Wines | Brooklyn, NY

  • Benjamin Holland

    Resort Concepts LLC | Reno, NV

  • Basilios Kilzi

    Armstrong | Miami Lakes, FL

  • Lindsay Howard

    Lure Restaurant Group | Boston, MA

  • Caitlin Buquet

    The Earle Restaurant | Ann Arbor, MI

  • Miriam Nunez

    ZAPOPAN, Mexico

  • Juan Pablo Nieva

    Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort | Mendoza, Argentina

  • Carly Bower

    Zingermans’s Roadhouse | Ypsilanti, MI

  • Blake Parrish

    Maryville, TN

  • Leslie Hartman

    Kent & Co Wines | Fort Worth, TX

  • Samantha Hunt

    Cherry Circle Room | Chicago, IL

  • Ashlyn Foster

    Oliver & Bonacini | Kingston, Canada

  • Michael Guerra

    Enoteca La Storia | Los Gatos, CA

  • Darryl Smith

    RPM Steak | Chicago, IL

  • Raquel Jacobs

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Scott Naylor

    Chambers & Chambers | Los Altos, CA

  • Krista Poll

    P&G | Toronto, ON

  • Daniel Cools

    san diego, CA

  • Jessica Hedrick

    Campbell, CA

  • Aleksandar Milosevic

    Celebrity cruises | Woodside, NY

  • Jason Martin

    Breakthru Beverage South Carolina | Landrum, SC

  • Devon Bowers-Krishnan

    The Pelican Grill | Ottawa, ON

  • Germain Michel

    Amelie Wine Bar | San Francisco, CA

  • Greg Carlstrom

    Brackett’s Crossing Country Club | Saint Paul, MN

  • Ali Khan Lalani

    self- employed | Toronto, ON

  • Austin McKenna

    Blackberry Farm | Maryville, TN

  • Janine Sacco

    The Wine Thief | Madison, CT

  • Bernard Simmons

    Auburn, NY

  • Izaskun De Ugarriza Santos

    Grupo Takami | Bogota, Columbia

  • Samantha Cole-Johnson

    Portland, OR

  • Matthew Barcelo

    Joes Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab | Las Vegas, NV

  • Rory O’Meara

    Rioja | Denver, CO

  • Ryan Serrano

    Haiku, HI

  • Saulo DeGrandi

    Oceania Cruises | Lima, Peru

  • Brian Mitchell

    West Hartford, CT

  • Ryan Schmied

    Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe | Coral Gables, FL

  • Nicolas Capron-Manieux

    New York, NY

  • Warner Hazell

    Cornell University | Ithaca, NY

  • Bill Meripol

    Walt’s Wharf | Long Beach, CA


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2016)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Rachel DelRocco

    Wine & Spirits Magazinie | Houston, TX

  • 2nd – David Donalson

    Classified Wines | Euless, TX

  • 3rd – Lindsay Drew

    Guild | Austin, TX


Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship (2016)

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

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  • Zoe Hankins

    La Toque | Napa, CA

  • Ezra Wicks

    Bar Ferdinand | Seattle, WA

  • Miranda Elliot

    City Winery | Chicago, IL

  • Christopher Ramelb

    Southern Glazer’s | Honolulu, HI

  • Molly Brooks-Thornton

    Truly Fine Wine | San Diego, CA

  • Jeremy Eubanks

    John Howie Steak | Seattle, WA

  • Erin Brooks

    La Toque | Napa, CA

  • Jodi Bronchtein

    McCrady’s | Manville, RI

  • Cindy Woodman

    Lettuce Entertain You | Washington, DC

  • Michael Hildbold

    Vérité Wines | San Francisco, CA


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship (2016)

Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen

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  • Malachi Koop

    Student | Washington, DC

  • Jen Brady

  • Daniel Cameron

    The Battery | Mill Valley, CA

  • Ann Rawlinson

    Cap’s Tap | Kohler, WI

  • Luis Bustamante

  • Jordan Coffey

  • Francesca Filippini

    Moët Hennessy, USA | Chicago, IL

  • Joseph Roche

    Ridgway Bar & Grill | Naples, FL

  • Kimberly Schuld

    Vino Volo | Grapevine, TX

  • Natalie Piechowski

  • Rosa-Anna Winchell

    Montage, Deer Valley | Salt Lake City, UT


Walter Clore (2015)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Alfonso Remington Giannico

    Wine & Beer – Santa Barbara Public Market | Chandler, CA

  • Sadao Nelson

    Vespaio Restaurant | Austin, TX

  • Erica Catubig

    Loulay Kitchen & Bar | Seattle, WA

  • Matthew Nocas

    Solvang, CA

  • Federico De Moura

    Sofitel | Solymar sur, N/A

  • Sirichai Lertitthi

    san francisco, CA

  • Samantha Whitlam

    International Culinary Center | Brooklyn, NY

  • Erin Healy

    International Culinary Center | Campbell, CA

  • Sean Rosenkrans

    Allegheny Wine Mixer | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Rebekah Mahru

    City Winery Chicago | Winnetka, IL

  • Ely Waring

    Toronto, ON

  • Jeffrey Barns

    Cascina Spinasse | Seattle, WA

  • Ian Moore

    City Winery Chicago | Chicago, IL

  • Julia Hurtado

    The Breakers- Palm Beach | West Palm Beach, FL

  • Daniel Prenice

    Roswell, GA

  • Kiera Hill

    Press 626 Wine Bar | Norfolk, VA

  • Rogelio Cortes

    San Jose Cabo, Baja California Sur

  • Sung Hong

    St. Helena, CA

  • Edward Teming

    SLS Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV

  • Alexandra Stang

    Seattle, WA

  • David Blackburn

    Del Posto Ristorante | New York, NY

  • Jennifer Morris

    Chappellet | Napa, CA

  • Madeline Jimerson

    Truckee, CA

  • Scott Carey

    Greenwich, CT

  • Elizabeth Rogero

    Jersey City, NJ

  • Alisha Blackwell

    Ionia Atlantic Imports | St. Louis, MO

  • William Doyle

    Wine Cru | Longmont, CO

  • John Strein

    Maxx Wine and Spirits | Danbury, CT

  • Madeleine Thompson

    Stehpan Pyles Restaurant | Dallas, TX

  • Briton Alonso

    Chicago, IL

  • Matt Adkins

    J Emerson Fine Wines & Cheese | Richmond, VA

  • Chris Arora

    Un-Cruise Adventures | Federal Way, WA

  • Katherine Eckblad

    Rootstock Wine Company | Minneapolis, MN

  • Franco Salzillo Arriaga

    Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

  • Nathan Morrell

    Toronto, Canada

  • Timothy Taw

    Singapore, Singaore

  • Kael McCallum

    The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol | Tucson, AZ

  • Anthony Arvin

    ICC | Ridgewood, NY

  • Gillian Robb

    Uchiko | Austin, TX

  • David Foss

    Anfora Wine Bar | New York, NY

  • Dustin Wellwood

    Hawksworth Restaurant | North Vancouver, Canada

  • Jiby Philip

    Harvest Wine Market | Nashville, TN

  • Chelsea Bell

    The Urban Grape | Brookline, MA

  • Adam Ohler

    Republique Restaurant | Hollywood, CA

  • Diego Alonso Cruz Gates

    Santiago queirolo | Lima, PERU

  • Sarah Jump

    RNDC | Portland, ME

  • Christian Kooshian

    Altadena, CA

  • Jessica Heimsoth

    Harry’s Restaurant | Manhattan, KS

  • William Carroll

    Blue Hill at Sone Barns | Irvington, NY

  • Jake Yestingsmeier

    801 Chophouse | omaha, NE

  • Paul Best

    Uncle Bob’s | Lake Forest, IL

  • Kara Joseph

    Inglenook Estate | St. Helena, CA

  • Jeremy Bullock

    Pizzeria Locale | Boulder, CO

  • Michael Winterbottom

    Kalapawai Café | Kailua, HI

  • Erik Elliott

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Federico De Moura

    Chamberi Restaurant | Bogota, Columbia

  • John French

    Falls Church, VA

  • Florian Valieres

    Vancouver, Canada

  • Victor Kuper

    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Samantha Steinwand

    ICC | carlotta, CA

  • Anthony Schlotzhauer

    Mastro’s Steakhouse | Fountain Valley, CA

  • Slim Mello

    MET | NY, NY


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2015)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Fausti Nathan

    Dionysus Imports | Austin, TX

  • 2nd – David Donalson

    Classified Wines | Euless, TX

  • 3rd – Luis La Torre

    Republic National | Dallas, TX


Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship (2015)

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

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  • Jodi Bronchtein

    McCrady’s | Charleston, SC

  • Brandon Rastok

    Osteria La Spiga | Manville, RI

  • Wendy Shoemaker

    Californios | San Francisco, CA

  • Paul Ozbirn

    Vino Vino | San Francisco, CA

  • Nicole Hakli

    Momofuku Ssam Bar | Austin, TX

  • James Fink

    Bistro 83 | Long Island City, NY

  • Ryan Bailey

    The NoMad | Avon, OH

  • Nick Barb

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Jill Carnevale

    Ellina | Aspen, CO

  • Juan Carlos Flores Mazon

    Virtuoso Selections | Austin, TX

  • Christa Roelle

    Andiron Steak and Sea | Las Vegas, NV

  • Sean Van Straatum

    Viceroy L’Ermitage | Beverly Hills, CA


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship (2015)

Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen

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  • Nanette Rapuzzi

    Ritz Carlton Bacara | Santa Barbara, CA

  • Kaitlin Brooks

  • Shawna Dietz

    Johnson Brothers Liquor | Providence, RI

  • Jason Etheredge

    Oak at Fourteenth | Boulder, CO

  • Vivian Jago

    Empire Distributors | Atlanta, GA

  • John McDowell

    Self-Employed | San Francisco, CA

  • Alex Meghdessian

    AIM Meetings & Events | Los Angeles, CA

  • Melissa Merritt

    Self-Employed | Houston, TX

  • Nicole Nowlin

    Deutsche Gastronomie Gesellschaft | Three Lakes, WI

  • Sean Thompson

    Four Seasons | Orlando, FL

  • Ivan Torres

  • Mariel Wega

    Michael Skurnik | Philadelphia, PA


Walter Clore (2014)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Mariah Bryand

    International Culinary Center | New York, NY

  • Christina Lakatos

    Lakewood, OH

  • Nathan Reulman

    Morton’s Steakhouse | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

  • Jessica R. Hereth

    Olympic Provisions | Portland, OR

  • Scott Turnbull

    Solage | Calistoga, CA

  • Dusan Vranic

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Nisha Aher

    Alinea | Chicago, IL

  • Josh Loving Aaronson

    Four Seasons Hotel | San Francisco, CA

  • William Cai

    New York, NY

  • John Fausz

    Elaia and Olio | St. Louis, MO

  • Chris McNeill

    Atlanta, GA

  • Laura Burgess

    Brooklyn, NY

  • John Bedell

    NY, NY

  • Benjamin Brannan

    Synergy Fine Wines | Basalt, CO

  • Souhyon Lim

    Michael Mina | Oakland, CA

  • Chelsey Johnson

    Mccrady’s Restaurant | Charleston, SC

  • Jeremiah Tydeman

    Pacific Grove1, CA

  • Adan Ocegueda

    San Jose, CA

  • Aaron Reid

    Canlis Restaurant | Seattle, WA

  • Taylor Mundy

    DFG Houston | Houston, TX

  • Elliott Wang

    Everson Royce | Los Angeles, CA

  • Shadia Alame

    ICC | Brooklyn, NY

  • Rishi Rishal

    The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, CO

  • Ian O’Reilly

    Grill 23 & Bar | Meriden, NH

  • Dave Lofstrom

    Qupé Wines | Buellton, CA

  • Kyle Billings

    Westside Tavern | Los Angeles, CA

  • Andrew Kessler

    Monkey Bar NY | NY, NY

  • Sheri Pattillo

    Kerrville, TX

  • Christine Riddell

    Magnotta Winery | Pickering, ON

  • Grant Gaston

    The Italian Vine | Lincoln, NE

  • Tyler Fender

    Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club | Oklahoma City, OK

  • Amanda Cothrel

    International Culinary Center | Dayton, OH

  • Adam Binder

    The Catbird Seat / Red Spirits and Wine | Nashville, TN

  • Christopher Lodge

    Druid Hills Golf Club | Duluth, GA

  • James Schwartz

    International Culinary Center | New York, NY

  • Brendan Steenhuisen

    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel -Grand Cayman

  • Ryan Wichmann

    Italian Village | Chicago, IL

  • Andres Villegas

    Bogota, Colombia

  • Thomas Fuller

    The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, CO

  • Brandon Ford

    black & blue steak and crab | Buffalo, NY

  • Nicole Lalague

    Salty’s on the Columbia | Portland, OR

  • Dinah Leach

    Bistro 41 | Fort Myers, FL

  • Kelly Mcphee

    San Diego, CA

  • Schuyler Cox

    Cortado Coffee Bar | Lawai, HI

  • Slavisa Cicic

    MGM GRAND | LAS VEGAS, NV

  • Nicholas Borek

    Unwined | Alexandria, VA

  • Rachel Coe

    Silicon Valley Spine Institute | Monte Sereno, CA

  • Brett Fallows

    Seattle, WA

  • Brent Karlicek

    Upward Projects | Phoenix, AZ

  • Rachel Kim

    The NoMad | Brooklyn, NY


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2014)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Joelle Cousins (Klist)

    Republic National | Austin, TX

  • 2nd – Rene Fagoaga

    Four Seasons Resort | Dallas, TX

  • 3rd – Nathan Fausti

    Dionysus Imports | Austin, TX


Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship (2014)

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

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  • Abbe Hendricks

    Centro | Des Moines, IA

  • Kelly Coggins

    City Winery Boston | Watertown, MA

  • Bridget Cheslock

    Mira Costa College, Flow Wine Group | San Diego, CA

  • Paul D. Swanson

    RN74 | Seattle, WA

  • Joseph Errol

    Tosca Restaurant | Hingham, MA

  • Vernard Floranda

    Osteria Costa at Mirage | San Diego, CA

  • Claude Isambert

    Michael Mina | San Francisco, CA

  • Brent Jones

    Ventures in Bar & Wine | Yountville, CA

  • Joey Lopaka

    Vertical Detroit | Birmingham, MI

  • Jeremy Schwartz

    Frasca Food and Wine | Boulder, CO

  • Christopher Walter

    Self-Employed | Houston, TX

  • James Watkins

    Cordua Restaurants | Houston, TX

  • Miklos Katona

    Wynn Resort Las Vegas – Costa di Mare | Las Vegas, NV

  • Christina Fuhrman

    Flatiron Wines | New York, NY


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship (2014)

Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen

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  • Sadao Nelson

    Austin Wine Merchant | Austin, TX

  • Gerald Avery

    Trummer’s on Main | Clifton, VA

  • Guillaume Bouscavel

    Rose’s Luxury | Washington, DC

  • James Latour

    Michael’s on East | Portland, OR

  • Brad Mogan

    Rappahannock Oyster Bar | Charleston, SC

  • Peggy NyKamp

    Historic Taos Inn | Taos, NM

  • Stephanie Pojar

    East Meets West Catering | Boston, MA

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Wally’s Wine & Spirits | Los Angeles, CA

  • Torey Tran

    Rare Champagnes & Wines | Orlando, FL

  • Carrie Valentine


Walter Clore (2013)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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  • Jason Jacobeit

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Matt Woody

    Patina Restaurant Group | Corona, CA

  • Gordon Bryn Lewis

    Driskill Hotel | Austin, TX

  • Kimberly Natalini

    Morristown, NJ

  • Brandon Kerne

    Elaia & Olio | St. Louis, MO

  • Paulina Avendano

    HOUSTON, TX

  • Stephen Bright

    Coastal Wine & Spirits | West Palm Beach, FL

  • Patrick Leveque

    International Culinary Center | Mill Valley, CA

  • Lindsey Canino

    Bronx, NY

  • Christopher Galbraith

    Seattle, WA

  • Marie-Louise Friedland

    Congress Austin | Austin, TX

  • April Torzewski

    Bourget Imports/ Brava Wine Co. | Bayport, MN

  • Pablo Moncada

    Vie | Rolling Meadows, IL

  • William Rohlfing

    L’Espalier | Boston, MA

  • David Saul

    Golden Goose Market | Lawrence, MA

  • Erin Brooks

    Geronimo Restaurant | Santa Fe, NM

  • Erin Stockton

    A Cote | Oakland, CA

  • Victoria Abdallah

    California Wine and Cheese | Bradbury, CA

  • Gregory Van Wagner

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Alexis Dooley

    The Wine Bistro | Henderson, NV

  • Erin Mosier

    Empire Distributors | Durham, NC

  • Mandy Dhaliwal Rao

    International Culinary Center | Los Gatos, CA

  • Michael Calabrese

    Commander’s Palace | New Orleans, LA

  • Jillian Thagard

    Vancouver, BC

  • Mark Botieff

    Brea, CA

  • Allison Albanese

    New York, NY

  • Benedict Almquist

    Ballwin, MO

  • Colleen Hein

    Cambridge, MA

  • David Metz

    Bourbon Steak | Washington, DC

  • Christopher Wilton

    Peterborough, ON

  • Micah Clark

    Dallas, TX

  • David McEntire

    Four Seasons Dallas | Lewisville, TX

  • Phillip Baxter

    Broken Arrow, OK

  • Brent Patterson

    International Culinary Center | Campbell, CA

  • Caroline Bowker

    The Boarding House | Chicago, IL

  • Femi Oyediran

    Charleston Grill | Charleston, SC

  • Carlos Diaz

    Travelle Restaurant | cicero, IL

  • Laurel Mikolon

    Bozeman, MT

  • Ryan McGuinness

    Westport, CT

  • Kerri Miller

    Old Greenwich, CT

  • Andrew Schawel

    Syracuse, NY

  • Allison de Leo

    Miami Beach, FL

  • Cindy Perron

    San Diego, CA

  • Christopher Ramelb

    Southern Wine | Honolulu, HI

  • Kristin Cardwell

    Avon, CO

  • Neill Blackwood

    Washington, DC

  • Daniel Demartini

    Burlingame, CA

  • Kelly Evans

    San Francisco, CA

  • Jason Smith

    Seattle, WA

  • Justin Timsit

    Los Angeles, CA


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2013)

SommFoundation

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  • 1st – Scott Ota

    Arro Restaurant | Austin, TX

  • 2nd – Luis La Torre

    Spec’s | Dallas, TX

  • 3rd – James Watkins

    Cordua Restaurant | Houston, TX


Walter Clore (2012)

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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Master Sommelier
  • Riley Davis

    Campbell, CA

  • Antonio Di Costanzo

    Miami Beach, FL

  • Patrick Guilfoil

    Decatur, GA

  • Marguerite Burkham

    St. Louis, MO

  • Thomas Tiley

    Inverness, FL

  • Jessica McGlynn

    Chicago, IL

  • Amanda Nash

    columbia, MD

  • Emily Wagener

    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Kyle Showen

    Rancho Santa Fe, CA

  • Steven Gullo

    Bryn Mawr, PA

  • Kate Basista

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Tyler Marvin

    Wheat Ridge, CO

  • Xu Zhang

    Sylmar, CA

  • Caryn Benke

    Portland, OR

  • Alexander Zink

    Charleston, SC

  • Joelle Klist

    Austin, TX

  • Suzanne Vandyck

    Santa Clara, CA

  • Jenna Webster

    Boston, MA

  • Kyle Johnson

    Seattle, WA

  • Natalie Bowman

    Boulder, CO

  • Bradford Pace

    Alexandria, VA

  • Jordan Vanek

    Lincoln, NE

  • Eric Zillier

    Long Island City, NY

  • Pier-Alexis Souliere

    London, UK

  • Cameron Porter

    Solvang, CA

  • Jacqueline Chen

    La Palma, CA

  • Daniel Miller

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Stanley Shalom Chin

    Campbell, CA

  • Jennifer Blair

    Aurora, IL

  • Donald Hackett

    East Point, GA

  • Pietro Curcio

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Lori Royer

    Berkley, MI

  • Alicia Woodley

    New York, NY

  • Karen Ruocco

    New York, NY

  • Rachel Kau-Taylor

    Rohnert Park, CA

  • Kimberly Matthews

    San Marcos, CA

  • John Lowe

    Miami Beach, FL

  • Jennifer Fravel

    Omaha, NE

  • Jack Kramer

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Aubrey Wood

    Honolulu, HI

  • Katrina Jossy

    Hayward, CA

  • Maria de Luz Garcia

    Spago Beverly Hills | Beverly Hills, CA

  • Erica Swanson

    Hillsborough, CA


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2012)

SommFoundation

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Master Sommelier
  • 1st – Ryan Tedder

    FT33 | Dallas, TX

  • 2nd – David Keck

    Uchi | Houston, TX

  • 3rd – Steve Murphey

    Mid-Stage Wine & Liquor | Plano, TX


TEXSOM- Best Sommelier Competition (2011)

SommFoundation

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Master Sommelier
  • 1st – Bill Elsey

    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse | Houston, TX

  • 2nd – Nathan Prater

    The Everyday Sommelier | Round Rock, TX

  • 3rd – David Keck

    Uchi | Houston, TX

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