Judging panel announced for 2017 Idaho Wine Competition

The 2017 Idaho Wine Competition will be staged Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Caldwell’s Sunnyslope Wine District on the campus of Koenig Vineyards.

This year’s judging panel features:

Sheri Sauter Morano, MW, Durham, N.C.
Austin Drehmel, wine steward, Fred Meyer, Garden City
Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian
Jackie Elo, wine buyer, JW Thornton Wine Imports, Boise
Lane Hoss, VP of marketing/wine buyer, Anthony’s Restaurants, Kirkland, Wash.
Karen McMillin, estates brand manager, Hayden Beverage/Young’s Market of Idaho, Boise
Samuel Paden, wine specialist, Whole Foods Market, Boise
Mike Rader, panelist, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, Wash.
Ken Robertson, columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.

Article written by eric degerman

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