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Sponsorship Opportunities

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There are many sponsorship opportunities at this multi-day destination wine event in support of Children’s Miracle Network and healthcare programs. Organized by the Asante Foundation and local wine industry partners the event features many different venues for a variety of exposure. Sponsoring the 2015 OWE event will increase media exposure, attract participants and accomplish key partnerships and financial goals for all. Plus supporting such a worthy cause it is just good business.


Wine Competition Judges Announced

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Michele Anderson, MW

Michele is the COO/Managing Director of Activate, a consulting firm that helps business develop growth strategies and improve revenue performance. Formerly, she was SVP of International at iVillage and a Principal in the Communications, Media and Technology Practice at Booz Allen.

Randy Caparoso

Randy is a Denver based restaurant wine consultant and wine journalist devoted to managing, judging, speaking, producing and writing about wine since 1978. He earned an Advanced Certificate in the Court of Master Sommeliers (1988), has qualified as a finalist in the Institute of Masters of Wine (1992), and is now an Electoral College Member of the annual Vintners Hall of Fame at The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone.

Bob Ecker

Bob is a Napa, California based writer providing magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide with compelling wine, wine travel, interview, culinary, restaurant review, trend pieces and more from his home region and beyond. He has a regular column in the, a dynamic entertainment, news and lifestyle network launched in 2008 that serves more than 20 million monthly readers across the U.S. and around the world.

Doug Frost, MS, MW

Wine consultant and writer, one of only three people in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles. Wine consultant & writer, one of only three people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titlesWine consultant & writer, one of only three people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titlesServed as a judge in 2007.

Erin James

Erin James is Editor in Chief for Sip Northwest Magazine. She has been a long-time freelance writer and editor in the greater Seattle area, with a focus on lifestyle writing. As one of the pioneering journalists for WINO Magazine when it first printed in 2007, Erin has since been published in Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Seattle Woman magazine, Bellevue Visitors Guide, Seattleite magazine, Washington State University Magazine, CitySearch and, of course, SIP Northwest.

Mary Orlin

Mary is the Wine Fashionista, writing about wine, food and perfume. She is the James Beard Award and Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of Orlin Media, where she is a multimedia wine TV and video producer and writer, telling stories behind the label. Mary is currently a producer on the new CBS TV show Kristy Downing Rocks Local Food. She is a featured wine and perfume blogger on The Huffington Post and contributes to Edible Silicon Valley, where her regular column “Behind the Bottle” has appeared since Spring 2014.

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