The USA joins the Challenge

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Californian Dan Berger has accepted the position of USA’s judge for the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2013.

Dan Berger has been a wine columnist since 1976 and has resided in Sonoma County since 1986. Today, in addition to his privately published weekly wine commentary, Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, Dan writes a nationally syndicated wine column for Creators Syndicate as well as articles for Decanter, Robb Report, Cheers, Beverage Dynamics, and numerous other publications.

Mr. Berger was the full-time wine columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to 1996. His Los Angeles Times column was carried nationally by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. During that time, he commuted from Sonoma County to Los Angeles, so he could maintain his residence and affiliations in wine country.

He is a judge at many wine competitions, including numerous shows in Australia, as well as competitions in Slovenia, Belgium and across the United States, judging in at least a dozen competitions each year. He also coordinates two wine competitions in California.

Berger will join Bob Campbell MW (New Zealand); Huon Hooke (Australia); Michael Fridjhon (South Africa); Fabricio Portelli (Argentina) and Eduardo Brethauer (Chile) for the judging of 600 invited wines at the judging in Sydney in August.