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Meet the 2013 North Coast Wine Challenge judges

  • Judges pose during the first North Coast Wine Challenge at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (BETH SCHLANKER/ PD)

Here is the list of judges who took part in the first annual North Coast Wine Challenge wine competition, sponsored by The Press Democrat.

Dan Berger, wine writer and columnist

Tondi Bolkan, winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola winery, Geyserville

Virginie Boone, wine writer

Carrie Boyle, general manager/buyer, Total Wine & More

Tina Caputo, editor-in-chief, Vineyard & Winery Management

Paul Dolan, winemaker and entrepreneur, Paul Dolan Wines, Ukiah

Traci Dutton, beverage manager/sommelier, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena

Bob Foster, assistant editor, California Grapevine Wine Newsletter

Sara Fowler, winemaker, Peju Province Winery, Rutherford

Daryl Groom, chief judge; owner/winemaker, Groom Wines, Healdsburg

Dan Kosta, Kosta Browne Winery, Sebastopol

Ellen Landis, certified sommelier and certified specialist of wine

Kris Margerum, sommelier, Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford

Tim Marson, master of wine

Tim McDonald, WineSpokenHere marketing agency, Napa

Peg Melnik, wine critic and writer, The Press Democrat

Drew Munro, wine director, Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg

Chris Munsell, director of winemaking, E&J Gallo Winery

Eric Olsen, vice president/chief winemaker, Constellation Wines U.S.

Matt Parish, vice president/chief winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates, Napa

Christopher Sawyer, sommelier and wine educator at Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, Lodge at Sonoma

Mick Schroeter, director of winemaking, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor

John Sverko, wine buyer, Little River Inn, Little River

Larry Van Aalst, sommelier and radio host

Wilfred Wong, cellarmaster

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