Brian Cronin MS is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Brian Cronin MS profile:
Master Sommelier Brian Cronin began his wine career in Raleigh, North Carolina. After studying biology in college, Brian realized that he wanted to make wine. However, it was his exposure in restaurants to wines from all over the world and his growing passion for wine that made him want to learn everything that he possibly could. Brian then went to work as sommelier in some of the top restaurants in the country.
In Chicago he worked for Charlie Trotter as the assistant sommelier, under Master Sommelier Joe Spellman, and then worked his way up to head Sommelier. Since then, he has worked as an Educator for Southern Wine & Spirits in Hawaii, Wine Director for St. Regis, as well as the Sommelier at Gary Danko Restaurant, The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, A16 Restaurant in San Francisco, as well as National Education for Jackson Family Wines.
He is now the National Education Manager for Palm Bay International. Brian is a very active member with the Court of Master Sommeliers, examining and teaching at all levels, as well as serving as an elected member of their Board of Directors. When not immersing himself in all things wine & food, Brian runs marathons for charity and is currently running all six Abbott World Marathon Majors, in one calendar year.
2016 is Brian’s first year as a DWWA judge.