Thank you to our 2018 Conference Speakers and Best Sommelier Competition judges.

Serafin Alvarado’s love of wine began more than decade ago, as a room service waiter for Hilton Hotels in his native Puerto Rico. It was the beginning of a career path that would ultimately lead him to achieve the remarkable distinction of becoming a Master Sommelier (M.S.) in 2005, achieving the status that only 129 other North Americans have reached after passing the rigorous M.S. examination.