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Melissa Pulvermacher, a Toronto-based educator, portfolio manager and wine writer, is also a Wine & Oenology instructor at the University of Guelph and an Intervin (International Wine Awards) judge.

Tony Aspler is an accomplished wine educator and lecturer, the author of a number of books including The Wine Atlas of Canada and was distinguished, in 2012, with the Order of Canada.

Michael Godel, a former chef, is now a principal critic for WineAlign, Canada’s largest wine publication and a judge at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada and Ontario Wine Awards.

Jennifer Huether was distinguished as Canada’s first female Master Sommelier in 2011. Jennifer is a curator for the Gargoyle Wine Club, mentors Advanced and Master Sommelier candidates across Canada, sits on the Board of Directors for Guild Somm and has been a consultant and advisor to a number of restaurants and wine-makers across North America. Currently, she is writing a book on wine matching and plant-based food.