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Horst Schulze Award For Excellence In Hospitality Honoree
2018
Frederick L. Dame
Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier brings an impressive blend of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the world of wine and cuisine. He is the first American to have served as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide. He is the Global Ambassador for Daou Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, CA famed AVA of Adelaida. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of GuildSomm.com. He holds Honorary Professorships at Purdue University and The University of South Carolina.



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