2014 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition Judges Roster

Los Angeles

Bob Blumer aka The Sureal Gourmet

Theo Burkhrdt,  Asst. Manager L&E Oyster Bar

Barbara FairChild, Former Editor, Bon Apetit

Kevin Felker, Beverage Director, Kings

Jerry Garbus, Operating Partner, Fishing with Dynamite

Stacie Hunt, NPR wine reporter

Mary Sue Milliken, Border, Grill.

Russ Parsons, LA Times Food editor

Amy Reilly, EatSomethingSexy.com Author

Todd Rubenstein, West Coast Operations, Blue Island Seafood

Dr.Robert Small, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly Pomona

Doug Swim, Paul M. Young Wines

San Francisco

Greg Babinecz, Asst. Manager, Hog Island Oyster Bar

Dan Clarke, Publisher, Taste California Travel

Narsai David, Food & Wine Editor, KCBS Radio

Jefrey Hubbeling, General Manager, Shaw's Crab House, Chicago

Lars Ryssdal,  co-Producer, Art Culinaire Magazine

Rod Smith, writer, vintner

Harvey Steiman, Editor-at-Large, The Wine Spectator

Tim Teichgraber, Vineyard & Winery Management Columnist

Molly Watson, Freelance Writer; Local Foods Expert,About.com

Liza Zimmerman, Liza the Wine Chick, writer & consultant


Tom Arthur, Director of Operations, Elliott's Oyster House

Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios & Liquid Kitchen

Chuck Hill, Wine Reviewer, Wines NW.com

Ronald Holden, Corichon.com; "HOME GROWN SEATTLE"

Dan McCarthy, Proprietor, McCarthy & Shiering Wine Merchants

Craig Miller, "The Wine Guy", Top Foods

Lane Hoss, VP of Marketing, Beverage Director, Anthony's Restaurants

Cynthia Nims, Food Writer, Consultant

Chris Nishiwaki, Regional Editor, Sip Northwest

Bruce Sturgeon, General Manger, Blue Acre Seafood

Erik Tanaka, Tom Douglas Restaurants

Bill Taylor, Taylor Shellfish Farms

2013 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition Judges Roster

Los Angeles

Bub Blumer, TV host and author

Rod Bonios, Wine Director, King’s Seafood

Julie Brosterman, Founder, Woman & Wine

Patrick Comisky, Senior Correspondent, Wine & Spirits

Barbara Fairchild, Freelance writer and editor, @fairchildonfood

Jonathan Gold, Restaurant Critic, Los Angeles Times

Mary Sue Milliken, Chef/owner, Border Grill Restaurants and truck

Mike Moran, Director of Operations, Blue Plate Oysterette

Russ Parsons, Food Editor, Los Angeles Times, author

Amy Reilley, cookbook author, Eatsomethingsexy.com, Life of Reiley

Stephen H. Stumpf, EdD, wine blogger, http://thebestofwines.com/

Doug Swim, General Manager, L & E Oyster Bar   1edpillsforhealth.com

San Francisco

Greg Babinecz, Raw Bar Manager, Waterbar

Andrew Beahrs, author and food historian, http://andrewbeahrs.wordpress.com/

Mary Burnham,  Food & Wine 2013 Wine Guide

Narsai David, Food & Wine Editor, KCBS Radio

Mark Dommen, Chef /Partner, One Market Restaurant

Greg Hinds, General Manager, Hog Island Oyster Company

Jeffery Hubbeling, General Manager, Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago

Anna Roth, Food Editor, San Francisco Weekly

Tim McDonald, Wine and Spirits Spoken Here

Luke Sykora, Senior Editor, Wine & Spirits

Molly Watson, Food Writer and host of “I’d Eat That



Tom Arthur, Director of Operations, Elliott’s Oyster House, Café 56

Claire Hansen, General Manager, Bin on the Lake Restaurant

Chuck Hill, Publisher, “The Joy of Oysters”, wine reviewer

Ronald Holden, Free Lance Wine and Food Writer

Lane Hoss, V. P. Marketing & Beverage Director, Anthony’s Restaurants

Leslie Kelly, Contributor, Seattle Magazine

Dan McCarthy, Proprietor, McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants

Craig Miller, “Wine Guy” Top Food, “Craig Recommends”

Kerry Newberry, Food, Wine and Travel Writer, www.kerrynewberry.com 

Cynthia Nims, Food writer, consultant, owner Mon Appetit LLC

Chris Nishiwaki, Regional Editor, SIP Northwest Magazine

Tom Stocks, Taylor Shellfish at Melrose

Bruce Sturgeon, General Manager, Blueacre Seafood

Previous Oyster Wine Judges

Mary Sue Milliken searching for bliss in LA.



Renee Erickson, Chef/Owner, the Walrus and the Carpenter and Boat Street Café.