USC Judges

Amanda Victoria
Amanda Victoria
Educator
Amanda Victoria

Amanda Victoria has 15 years in the spirits business and is an award-winning spirits educator and judge renowned for her palate, as well as her lifestyle approach to alcohol education. In 2018, Amanda launched Aperitif Hour, a cocktail & spirits communication and education company based in New York City.

Amanda is best known for cultivating a unique drinking culture around the world through cocktails and spirits - from aperitifs to Scotch whisky. Amanda embraces an elevated and informative way to enjoy and educate on drinking. She has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the New York Times and as a host on the television show “Celebrity Taste Makers Beyond the Bar” on PIX11 in New York City. In 2017 and 2018 Amanda was shortlisted for The International Wine & Spirit Company’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” award as a top four international wine and spirits educator. She has been a featured wine and spirits judge for the IWSC, SF and NY World Spirits competitions, and has recently joined Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020’s line-up of judges.