• Enter Now


Mark Guillaudeu, Master Sommelier and 2022 Best USA Sommelier To Judge 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards

Photo for: Mark Guillaudeu, Master Sommelier and 2022 Best USA Sommelier To Judge 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards

12/12/2023 America's Award-Winning Sommelier to Judge World's Finest Wines

Sommeliers Choice Awards is pleased to share that Mark Guillaudeu MS, America’s award-winning sommelier will join the judging panel for 2024. 

Mark Guillaudeu MS is a Master Sommelier, 2022 Best USA Sommelier, #6 Best Sommelier of the Americas 2022, #15 Best Sommelier of the World 2023, and Sommelier at Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix. He will be taking part in the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards along with America’s leading sommeliers where the group will gather to review wines from all over the world that make a great fit for restaurants.

In June 2022, Guillaudeu earned the title of Best Sommelier USA, and he became a semi-finalist at the ASI Best Sommelier of the World competition earlier this year. Since March, Guillaudeu has been a sommelier at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix.

What makes Sommeliers Choice Awards unique is that this competition is judged by respected top master sommeliers, sommeliers, wine directors, and on-premise buyers of the USA – precisely the people who understand what is required of a given wine to add value and interest to the wine list or in the glass program.


Here are some of the judges who will participate in the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

WAYNE BELDING MS, Master Sommelier and Partner at Preferably, Colorado.

PETER GRANOFF MS, Master Sommelier, Wine Educator, Speaker, Entrepreneur, San Francisco.

BRIAN KOZIOL MS, Master Sommelier at Maverick Beverage Company, Chicago.

RACHEL LOWE, Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants.

ALEXANDER POWELL MS, Master Sommelier and Senior Wine Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, Boston.

LISA SELMAN CSS, Alchemy Room Beverage Director.

KYUNGMOON KIM MS, Master Sommelier.

VINCENT MORROW MS, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at PRESS Napa Valley, San Francisco.

BRANDON TEBBE, MS, Master Sommelier.

SERAFIN ALVARADO MS Master Sommelier and Director of Wine Education at Southern Wine & Spirits.

JEREMY SHANKER MS, Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group and Master Sommelier.

SCOTT BARBER, President at Green Pin Wines.

LARISSA C DUBOSE, National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer.

BRANDON BIERLEIN, Director of Food & Beverage, Talbott Hotel Chicago.

GUILLERMO BRAVO, Beverage Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago.

ALLISON CURATOLO, Wine Director RPM Italian Las Vegas.

ANIKA ELLISON, Wine Manager, Swift & Sons Steakhouse, Chicago.

KRISTIN FRANCESCO, Sommelier at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Chicago.

JAMIE HARRISON RUBIN, Procurement & Placements at Culinary Conservatory.

COLIN HOFER, General Manager of Restaurants, Four Seasons Chicago.

JENNIFER KNOTT, Director of Beverage for Levy at Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

JOSH KING, Director of Food and Beverage, Virgin Hotels, Chicago.

JOHN MARAFFA, Corporate Beverage Manager, Morton's The Steakhouse | Strip House Steakhouse & Cocktail Lounge | Morton's Grille.

JON MCDANIEL, Founder & CEO of Ottantadu.

TIFFANY TOBEY, Owner and Sommelier, Tiffany's Toast, Dallas, Texas.

View the full panel of the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards judges here.

A unique opportunity to present your wines to America's top sommeliers. The wine scores are benchmarked for on-premise channels by top sommeliers, master sommeliers, wine directors and restaurant wine buyers. Enter Your Wines Before January 31, 2024, To Save.