Fred Dame, MS, Judge

Fred was one of the first Americans to pass the MS exam and founded the US branch of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 1986. There As Cellarmaster of the famed Sardine Factory in Monterey, CA, he assembled an enviable wine collection that earned the restaurant the Wine Spectator “Grand Award,” and he personally has been given just about every wine-related honor imaginable. Fred is one of the stars of all the “Somm” Films and is throughout his career has been a major influence and educator to the top sommeliers in the US.

Pacific Rim Wine Competition