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Bloody Mary Contest Judges

Scott Gold

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Native New Orleans food writer Scott Gold, author of "The Shameless Carnivore," has written for Gourmet, Edible Brooklyn, The New Orleans Advocate, Tasting Table, Thrillist, The Faster Times, NolaVie, Eater, Time Out, and other publications. Gold is a frequent contributor to “Louisiana Eats!” with Poppy Tooker, and a monthly correspondent for NolaVie on WWNO’s “All Things New Orleans.”

Brenda Maitland

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Her pieces on food, wine, spirits and travel have been published in national, regional and local periodicals including Home by Design, Country Roads, Times-Picayune, Gulf Coast Wine & Dine, New Orleans Magazine, Gambit Weekly, French Quarterly Magazine, Louisiana Cookin', TravelHost New Orleans and Culinary Concierge. A French Quarter resident, Brenda is an international wine, spirits and cuisine judge. She was a founder of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and continues to serve the organization in program development. In addition, she is a board member of the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Nora McGunnigle

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Nora McGunnigle writes about beer, booze, and food in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Her work has appeared in regional and national magazines and websites including Thrillist, Beer Advocate, All About Beer,, Gambit, and Eater New Orleans. Her special interest is where food and beer intersects, especially in the context of New Orleans and Louisiana culinary culture, and she can often be found offering her opinions on what beer you should drink at the Avenue Pub.

Tim McNally

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Host of The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show on WGSO 990AM every weekday from 3-5pm, Wine and Spirits Editor, weekly columnist and Feature Writer for New Orleans Magazine, Executive Editor and monthly features writer for Gulf Coast Wine + Dine Online and creator and editor of He is also considered one of the foremost professional wine judges in the US, being invited to judge more than 11 wine competitions each year.

Sal Mortillaro

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Sal’s love for Bloody Mary’s is second only to beer as he is a National ranked beer judge in the BJCP program and an award winning home-brewer. He is also a beer reviewer/judge for The Beer Connoisseur magazine. Sal is a member of the Mystic Krewe of Brew Homebrew Club where he serves as the Educational Director and occasional Vice President. He is also a founding board member of The Bayou State Homebrew Competition Circuit and is the competition coordinator for the NOLA On Tap (benefiting the Louisiana SPCA), Bayou Beer Fest (benefiting various veteran’s organizations) and Larry Fest (benefiting the St. Tammany Humane Society) charity beer events.

Ann Tuennerman

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In 2003, Ann hosted a one-year celebration of the New Orleans Cocktail Tour that she founded. With her vision and tenacity, she has grown that small gathering of cocktail lovers into Tales of the Cocktail®, the world’s premier cocktail trade event. Ann provides the strategic direction for the Tales of the Cocktail® brand, working directly with bartenders, sponsors and media outlets for the year-round events and programs, including Tales on Tour, Tales 365 and the NOCCPS. When Ann isn’t spending time coordinating each year’s events, she can be found with her husband Paul and the official Tales of the Cocktail® mascot, Delta Dawg.

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