9th Annual Seattle Magazine Washington Wine Awards Tasting Panelists

The participants were involved in our March 3, 2014 tasting

Nominations for this year’s Washington Wine Awards were solicited via survey from a panel of Washington wine and food professionals. Read more about how we determined the winners. Tasting panelists who are winemakers were excluded from voting in categories in which their wines were finalists. The names of tasting panelists who were also on the nominating panel are in bold; winemakers on the panel were recused from tasting in any categories in which their wines were a nominee.

Shannon Borg, Seattle magazine wine writer

Jason Marvin, Pike & Western Wine Shop

Paul Zitarelli, Full Pull Wines and Seattle magazine wine writer

Mark Takagi, Metropolitan Market

Joey Lopaka, The Herbfarm

Jeffrey Dorgan, SkyCity at the Space Needle

Lane Hoss, Anthony’s Restaurants

David LeClaire, Seattle Uncorked

Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, RN74

Rebecca Murphy, Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

Jamie Peha, TableTalk Northwest /Peha Promotions

Bruce Sturgeon, Blueacre Seafood

Regina Daigneault, Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle Community College

Lenny Rede, Esquin Wine & Spirits

Doug Charles, Compass Wines

Tommy Garland, QFC

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines

Joel Butler, WineKnow

Cyril Frechier, Cafe Campagne

Katelyn Peil, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Kyle Wright, The Rainier Club

Bob Betz, Betz Family Winery

Chris Horn, Purple Café and Wine Bar

SURVEY PANELISTS (participated via survey only)

Tom Thompson, Tulalip Resort Casino

April Pogue, Loulay

Nelson Daquip, Canlis

Allison Helfen, The Wine Alley

Cortney Lease, Wild Ginger

Clive Pursehouse, The Northwest Wine Anthem

Tim O’Brien, Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grills

Chris Tanghe, Aragona

Erik Liedholm, John Howie Steak

David Lusby, Amazon Wine

Erin James, Sip Northwest

Rick McMaster, Vino at the Landing

Shayn Bjornholm, Court of Master Sommeliers