World-Renowned Judges (2017)
JONATHAN LINK (NY, USA)
Jon began his career in wine as a part time weekend bar tender at the prestigious 5 star platinum rated Genesee Valley Club. Quickly realizing wine was a passion of his, he began his wine education in 2004 becoming a certified sommelier in 2005. He has worked in every tier of the wine business, restaurants, retail, supplier, and wholesale. He has continued his education through WSET Advanced with Merit, as well as Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. He was currently working as a Sales Consultant for Winebow NY, representing 3000 wines and spirits from all over the world.