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Ever wonder how or why a wine received a gold medal at a wine competition? Ever consider becoming a wine judge? Robert Whitley, a wine journalist and director of major wine competitions, explains the ins and outs of judging wines and wine competitions, including how one becomes a wine judge, with host Joe Janish.

Robert Whitley has been a nationally syndicated wine critic since 1990 and directing wine competitions for over 20 years. He currently directs the following competitions:

Winemaker Challenge

San Diego Wine Challenge

Critics Challenge

Sommelier Wine Challenge

Robert is also the founder and publisher of Wine Review Online, where you can find in-depth wine articles and reviews written by some of the most respected and knowledgeable wine journalists in the USA.

Robert's syndicated column "Wine Talk" can be viewed at Creator's Syndicate:

You can contact Robert directly through any of the links above, or by emailing him at or

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