World-Renowned Judges (2017)
ANGELO MANCUSO (NY, USA)
Angelo Mancuso is a Rochester native and the director of the agricultural documentary "American Harvest" which is about the value of the American farmer and the symbiotic relationship with mostly illegal farm-workers who harvest our nation's crops. He traveled over 15,000 miles across the U.S. and into Mexico filming and interviewing subjects. A good part of his time was spent in the Finger Lakes region of New York State interviewing winery owners to see how the labor issue effects their crops and businesses. Prior to his career in film he worked in the restaurant industry assisting restaurant owners select their wines to be featured on their wine lists. He attendsprofessional wine trade shows in our areaand continues to develop his knowledge of wine and helping restaurant owners better understand selections and wine lists.