Meet Our Judges

The New York International Cider Competition is the only International Beverage Competition judged by trade buyers who assess the product by category as well as actual price. If you’re looking to break into the New York Market and have your products tasted by multiple trade buyers, this competition is for you. 

Below is our current roster of judges. Check back often for updates! 

Joel Suarez
Buyer at Brooklyn Beer Barrel and Founder at Uptown Beer Society
Zach Mack
Owner/Buyer at ABC Beer Co., Taco Vista, Governors Beer Co.
Joe Vicidomini
Owner at Craftsman Ale House
Kendall Alvarez Eskew
Owner at The Thirsty Quaker
Anne Becerra
Cicerone, Consultant, and Beer Director at Treadwell Park
David Urbanos
Bar Owner at Ciceone
Brian Winget
Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar
Sadaf Asmolova
Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar
James Tai
Ryan Kubek
Front-End Manager + Craft Beer and Cider Buyer
Craft Culture
Craft Culture