Great Northwest Wine: San Francisco Wine School educator & writer Fred Swan is invited to judge at the McMinnville Wine & Food Festival

Great Northwest Wine: San Francisco Wine School educator & writer Fred Swan is invited to judge at the McMinnville Wine & Food Festival

Professional wine judges from across the country meet Jan. 11, 2020, in Mattie’s Room at the Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, Ore. (Photo courtesy of McMinnville Wine & Food Festival)

This year’s judging panel included Michael Alberty, wine editor for The Oregonian; Hilary Berg, Publisher of Oregon Wine Press; Otto Han, wine buyer for New Seasons Market; JoAnn Actis-Grande, journalist, Portsmouth, N.H.; sommelier/restaurant consultant David Holstrom of Guy du Vin in Portland; Florida-based sommelier/journalist Ellen Landis; Allison Levine, a journalist and podcaster based in Los Angeles; Fred Swan, educator/writer at the San Francisco Wine School; and Michelle Williams, a Forbes magazine contributor who is based in Texas.

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