Anna Lee Iijima

Anna Lee Iijima is a New York-based freelance journalist and wine critic who uncovers the stories behind every glass of wine (saké, shochu and other beverages too). For over 13 years, she was a contributing editor and reviewer for Wine Enthusiast Magazine covering wines from the Rhône Valley, Burgundy, Germany and New York State. She […]

Mike Boswell

Mike Boswell is Vice President of Digital and eCommerce at Breakthru Beverage Group, a leading national beverage alcohol wholesaler with >$7B in annual revenue across 14 US markets and Canada.  In his role, Mike is responsible for the company’s digital evolution strategy which includes BREAKTHRU NOW, BBG’s proprietary B2B eCommerce solution as well as the company’s […]

Karen Mizell

Karen Mizell leads E. & J. Gallo Winery’s E-Commerce Sales team, which partners with retailers, on-premise operators, and marketplaces to increase online wine and spirits sales.  Her team is committed to delivering data-driven recommendations to customers to improve alcohol availability, increase category visibility and optimize the online shopping experience for wine and spirits. Karen has […]

Carolina de Funes

Carolina de Funes is over 15 years experience in Marketing and International Relations scope. She has develope her career in private and public organizations. Since September 2022, she joined Asociación Origen Garnacha (Spain) as General Manager to lead the Co- Founded program “European Garnacha Grenache Quality Wines” in partnership with Conseil Interprofessionnel des vins du […]

Doug Frost, MS, MW

Doug Frost is a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in the Kansas City area. In 1991 he passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination and two years later became America’s eighth Master of Wine. He was the second person in history to complete both exams and […]

Gabriela Pozo

Humanities – York UniversityCertified Sommelier Cofradía del Vino in EcuadorPresident and Founder of⁣ Ecuadorian Association of SommeliersWine EducatorCulinary Experience designerChocolate judge/CEO and co-founder @muzecacao Non-Profit @avanti