Abigail Gullo, Compere Lapin

Adam Dulye,  Brewers Association and

Alba Huerta,  Julep

Alice Cheng, Culinary Agents

Alex Grelli, Wigle Whiskey

Amy Cavanaugh, Plate Magazine

Ann Marshall, High Wire Distilling Co. 

Andy Peay, Peay Vineyards

Andre Mack, Mouton Noir Wines

Angel Postell, Home Team PR and Events

Angie Fetherston, Drink Company

Antony Moss MW, Wine and Spirits Education Trust, London

Ashley Santoro, The Standard

Audra Gaiziunas, Brewed for Her Ledger

Baron Ziegler, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections

Dr. Bart Watson, Brewers Association

Bartholomew Broadbent, Broadbent Selections, Inc.

Bobby Stuckey, MS, Frasca Food and Wine/Scarpetta Wine

Brad Thomas Parsons, writer 

Brady Waggoner, HOOK

Brandon Plyler, Edmund’s Oast and Edmund's Oast Exchange

Brian Miller, Eat Lab by Streetsense

Brooks Reitz, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

Cappie Peete Chapman, AC Restaurant Group

Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons

Charlie Nelson, Nelson Green Brier Distillery

Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery

Chris Bennett, forager

Chris Hannah, Arnaud's French 75

Christopher Bates, MS, Element Winery

Cliff Mori, BREW-ed

Clint Sloan, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections

Craig Nelson, Proof

Dan Latimer, Lyon Share Hospitality

Danielle Schmitz, T. Edward Wine & Spirits

Danny Ronen, DC Spirits

David Wondrich, The Daily Beast

Derek Brown, Drink Company

Drew Tybus, EVINS Communications

Duane Sylvestre, Collectif 1806, educator

Eric Railsback, Lieu Dit Winery

Femi Oyediran, Charleston Grill

Francisco Terrazas, Mezcal Vago

Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar and Grill/Bottega

Fred Minnick, writer


Gary Crunkleton, The Crunkleton 

Gerry Nicholls, The Educated Bean

Gianpaolo Paterlini, 1760/Acquerello

Glenn Roberts, Anson Mills/The Carolina Gold Rice Foundation

Gui Jaroschy, The Broken Shaker

Hanna Raskin, Post & Courier

Harry Root, Grassroots Wines

JP Fetherston, Drink Company

Jayce McConnell, Edmund’s Oast

Jeff Kellogg, Quince and Cotogna

Jeff Stover, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Jerry Slater, Flying Pig Hospitality

Jesse Rodriguez, Montage Palmetto Bluff

Jesse Carr, Batise

Jon Bonne, PUNCH

Jon-David Headrick, Jon-David Headrick Selections

Jon Yarian, SeaChange 

Jordan MacKay, writer

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast

Katie Morton, Marta

Kellie Thorn, Empire State South

Kevin Pike, Schatzi Wines

Lance Winters, St. George Spirits

Laura DePasquale, MS, Artisanal Fine Wine & Spirits

Lauren Woods Salazar, New Belgium Brewing Company

Levi Dalton, I'll Drink to That!

Lisa Jeffries, Raleighwood Media Group

Maggie Campbell, Privateer Rum

Mark Gillespie, Whiskey Cast

Dr. Matt Cory, SevenFifty Technologies

Matt Lee, writer

Matt Licklider, LIOCO Wine

Matt Murphy, Presqu’ile Winery

Matt Tocco, Strategic Hospitality

Megan Krigbaum, writer

Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law Room, Dear Irving, The Bennett

Melissa Davis, Staplehouse

Meredith Grelli, Wigle Whiskey

Mickey Bakst, Charleston Grill

Mike Laszlo, Laszlo Law

Miles Macquarrie, Kimball House

Neal McCarthy, Miller Union

Nick Detrich, Cane & Table

Dr. Pat McGovern, author

Patrick Cappiello, Rebelle

Paul Clarke, Imbibe

Paul Hletko, Few Spirits

Paul Taylor, Drink Company

Pax Mahle, Wind Gap Wines

Rachel DelRocco, Court Sommelier

Rajat Parr, Sandhi Wines, Domaine de la Côte, and Evening Land

Renato Vicario, Salute!

Rick Rubel, Charleston Grill

Rob Mariani, Alley Twenty Six/Behind The Stick Provisions

Robert Simonson, The New York Times

Rory Pugh, Jean-Georges

Ryan Casey, The Dewberry

Sabato Sagaria, MS, Union Square Hospitality Group

Sara Kavanaugh, Fisher’s in Orange Beach

Sarah Malik, Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Sean Lilly Wilson, Fullsteam

Scott Baird, Trick Dog

Scott Blackwell, High Wire Distilling Co.

Scott Shor, Edmund's Oast, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. and Edmund's Oast Exchange

Shannon Healy, Alley Twenty Six/Behind The Stick Provisions

Sother Teague, Amor y Amargo

Stan Hieronymus, Appellation Beer

Steve Palmer, The Indigo Road Group

Steven Satterfield, Miller Union

TJ Lynch, Mother’s Ruin

Talia Baiocchi, PUNCH

Todd Boera, Fonta Flora Brewery

Valerie Masten, Skurnik Wines 

Vanessa Driscoll, Farm to Table Event Company

Vajra Stratigos, Fifth Group Restaurants

Will Costello, MS, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estate Wines

William Hornaday, Kelvin Cooperage

Wayne Curtis, writer