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The Panel

This Month’s Panel


Every month we showcase a different group of individuals that have dedicated their lives to the world of wine and food.  These aficionados graciously lend us their palates and expertise and blind taste through several uniquely excellent wines.  The highest rated wines from the blind tastings are then chosen to be shared with our club members.  

Please check out their other endeavors. They are truly allstars in their areas of expertise.    A huge thank you, and cheers!

Click here to see past panel members.

 

Eduardo A Dingler – Sake Ambassador, Independent Journalist & Professional Wine, Sake and Spirits Judge

Eduardo A Dingler – Sake Ambassador, Independent Journalist & Professional Wine, Sake and Spirits Judge

Eduardo is a professional Wine, Sake and Spirits Judge for the San Francisco International Wine Competition, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Japan Wine Challenge and Japan Sake Challenge. Eduardo currently writes for the Napa Valley Register and Decanter Magazine covering wine, sake and spirits.  In the recent past, Eduardo was the Corporate Beverage Director for the Morimoto Group, overseeing the opening of Morimoto Mexico, Morimoto Maui, Morimoto Asia Orlando and Momosan New York. Now on a journey in journalism focused on wine, sake, food and travel, he has also taken on the role of sake and shochu ambassador by consulting for a number of Japanese breweries as well as founding sakedrinker.com an upcoming educational Sake resource. He has gone through the Court of Master Sommeliers program and is also a Certified Sake Professional.

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Alida Peterson Westerberg, RD – Food & Wine Blogger

Alida Peterson Westerberg, RD – Food & Wine Blogger

Alida Peterson Westerberg is a registered dietitian, food and wine blogger, home cook and recipe writer. Growing up in a house full of winemakers (both her father and brother are winemakers), she decided to channel her passion for food and study nutrition at UC Davis. After several years in healthcare, she returned to her first loves: food and wine. She writes about food, wine and autoimmune disease at www.drinkthiscookthat.com

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Korbin Ming – Korbin Kameron Winery and Merlot Enthusiast

Korbin Ming – Korbin Kameron Winery and Merlot Enthusiast

Korbin got his start in the wine industry by handling sales for his family's Korbin Kameron wine label up on Moon Mountain, right here in Sonoma, CA. He eventually moved into the vineyard and cellar and became enamored with the production side of the industry. He has spent harvests in Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, and the Sierra Foothills. He recently received his M.S. in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis.

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Maggie Staines – The Donum Estate, Director of Hospitality

Maggie Staines – The Donum Estate, Director of Hospitality

As a native of the Bay Area, Maggie’s love of wine began on her 21st birthday when her father took her on a trip down the Silverado Trail in his convertible.  Many years later, she decided to leave her life as a hard-working attorney behind and moved to Sonoma to start “living the good life” in the wine country.  When she started at Donum in 2014, she found a way to bring her love of wine, people, and celebrating the good things in life all together.  Her goal is to never stop learning, exploring, and appreciating the world of wine, and to share her passion and knowledge about wine with others in an approachable way.

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