Jennifer O’Flanagan


Jennifer O’Flanagan founded FeastPR, a New York based boutique food, wine, and spirits marketing and public relations agency in 2011. A passionate food and beverage lover from the start, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Arts in Food Studies from NYU; certifications in Digital Marketing from Columbia University and Food […]

Christy Frank


Christy Frank is a leader of the independent wine retail scene. Her original shop, Frankly Wines, sold in 2017, was often touted as one of the top small wine shops in the country. She is the founder of Copake Wine Works in the Hudson Valley/Berkshires region and writes for various industry publications. During her 20+ […]

Jeffery Lindenmuth


Jeffery Lindenmuth is the executive editor of Wine Spectator, America’s leading wine magazine. He was previously the executive editor of Whisky Advocate, another publication of M. Shanken Communications, along with Cigar Aficionado, MarketWatch, Impact Databank and Shanken News Daily. Lindenmuth has more than 20 years of experience reporting on wine and spirits for both the […]

Julio Ruiz


Representing Riedel, The Wine Glass Company, since 2006 and living in NJ. Currently overseeing the East Coast as a Sales Manager.I have a passion for wine and spirits/cocktails. Ofcourse, working for an Austrian/German wine glass company that has a vessel for pretty much every beverage out there, you can only imagine how biased I am […]

Dr. Hoby Wedler

Dr. Hoby Wedler is an insightful, disarming, and passionate thinker who loves to bring people together to help them see new possibilities. With the heart of a teacher, Hoby helps turn your dreams into realities. Hoby has been completely blind since birth. He is a scientist, an entrepreneur, a sensory expert, and is driven by […]

Rodolphe Lameyse

Rodolphe Lameyse, graduated from Kedge Bordeaux (formerly Sup de Co Bordeaux) and holds an MBA from HEC Paris. As Head of Marketing and Client Services at Reed Midem in France, he oversaw digital marketing, e-business and the entire customer experience, from visitor recruitment to the in-show experience. Based in Singapore since 2014, initially managing a […]

Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW


Mary Gorman-McAdams is a Master of Wine, business strategist, wine marketer, wine judge, wine educator and conference speaker. Since May 2019 she is the Director at International Wine Center, NYC, the First WSET School in the Americas. Previously, she was the North American Market Adviser for the Bordeaux Wine Council, where she led its marketing […]

Cheryl Durzy


Cheryl Murphy Durzy managed wholesale sales for her family’s 80,000 case winery, Clos LaChance, for over 17 years. In June 2016, she started LibDib, the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform. Cheryl has a full understanding of the industry and issues regarding alcohol distribution in U.S. She is […]

Aaron Sherman


Aaron Sherman is Chief Executive Officer of SevenFifty, an online platform for the beverage alcohol trade, which he co-founded in 2012. He brought more than a decade of industry experience to his role, having worked in a range of capacities, from sommelier at New York restaurants WD-50 and L’Artusi to beverage director at the SLS […]

Monique Huston


Monique Huston began her spirits career over two decades ago at the Dundee Dell in Omaha, Nebraska. Here she helped build and educate across one of the largest whisky and spirits collections in the world, boasting over 1,000 unique single malts and 1,200 other spirits. After spending time in Spain, focused on continued whisky and […]