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About us

To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the world's most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale – all for the best of reasons – Giving Back. 

Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Lorraine Hems
Lorraine Hems is a lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and also teaches at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY. Her certifications include Certified Sommelier (CMS), Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits (SWE; sits on their Board of Directors), Certified Wine Judge (AWS) and is working on completing her WSET Diploma. She teaches future wine judges and wine certifications too. She was a co-founder of the Rochester chapter of Women for WineSense. Lorraine presents and judges conferences and competitions around the world.