World-Renowned Judges (2017)
ERIC ORANGE (PA, USA)
EVO; CEO/Founder; Publisher; 1st phase M.S.
Eric V. Orange is the founder/CEO of LocalWineEvents.com, the leading website for local wine and food event listings around the country and in 63 countries around the globe, with 193,000+ Facebook fan community. He is also the Executive Editor of the weekly e-newsletter The Juice, reaching over 290,499 subscribers with an average readership of 500,000 wine and food enthusiasts weekly. As an industry wine veteran and insider, Eric has his certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers (1st phase) and a Master of Wine Education certification from the International Wine Guild. He has been a member of the Society of Wine Educators and served on the board of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF, Denver). He has attended hundreds of wine events around the country and is a wine judge a number of major wine competitions including the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Eric and his family are based outside of Philadelphia. His current and longtime favorite wine varietal is Cabernet Sauvignon.