French Wine Society

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Keynote speakers

Over the last few years, the French Wine Society has had the privilege of hosting numerous true authorities and gifted speakers who have shared their extensive knowledge and passion for the wines of France. We would notably like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals for their involvement and contributions:



  • Jessica Bell - Midwest Wine School
  • Roger Bohmrich, MW - Millesima
  • Seth Box - Moët-Hennessy USA
  • Joel Butler, MW - WineKnow
  • Jean-Louis Carbonnier - Carbonnier Communications
  • André Compeyre - Sommelier
  • Charles Curtis, MW - Christies
  • Roger Dagorn, MS - Sommelier
  • Philippe Dupond - Oenologist
  • Catherine Fallis, MS - Planet Grape
  • Doug Frost MS, MW - wine consultant and writer
  • Ben Giliberti - Wine Crtitic
  • David Glancy, MS - San Francisco Wine School
  • Lisa Granik, MW - Charmer-Sunbelt Group
  • Robert Kacher - Importer
  • James King - Texas Wine School
  • Dr. Benjamin Lewin, MW - Author
  • Kelly MacAuliffe - Sommelier
  • Dewey Markham, Jr. - Author
  • May Matta-Aliah - In The Grape
  • Max McCalman - Maître Fromager
  • Suzanne McGrath, CWE - The Curious Grape
  • Allen Meadows - Burghound
  • François Millo - CIVP
  • Jamal Rayyis - Journalist
  • David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate
  • Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
  • Matthew Stubbs, MW - Vinecole
  • Paul Wagner - Balzac Communications
  • Pamela Wittmann - Millisime
  • Jay Youmans, MW - Capitol Wine School

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