We'd like to thank all of the fine judges who came to Boonville, CA, for our 2016 competitions. After a Sensory Training day, the only free organoleptic cider training opportunity offered in California at this time, we had a great day of juding!

Bob Peak
Head Judge, The Beverage People
Bob Peak holds a degree in Chemistry, is a certified judge of beer and wine, an award-winning home brewer. He makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay yearly. As General Manager at Vinquiry, was trained on the Davis 20-point wine judging scale and approved for TCA cork sensory analysis. He co-owns The Beverage People homebrew, winemaking and cider making shop in Santa Rosa.
David Schwoegler
Food and Beverage Writer
A food writer since 1970 and member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, David was a first-time judge in last year's competition. He's food and beverage columnist for Telegraph Media: OAKLAND MAGAZINE, ALAMEDA MAGAZINE, and THE EAST BAY MONTHLY. He is single and lives in the Oakland hills.

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