UWC Judges

Rick Schofield, CWE
Rick Schofield, CWE
Wine buyer, Wine Consultant, Wine Educator
Rick Schofield, CWE

Originally from Montréal, Rick Schofield is a Wine Educator & Wine Consultant in New York where he has dedicated the last 20 years of his career to wine. 

Rick has been:

  • A wine buyer with integrity, on and off-premise, for 19 years
  • Head Sommelier for the Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, New York
  • Head Sommelier for Mission Hill Estate Winery in British Columbia
  • Beverage Director for the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
  • Fine Wine Manager for one of the largest retailers in the Eastern United States
  • Owner of the Schofield Wine School at The Rhinecliff Hotel
  • An invited speaker at National Conferences of the American Wine Society and the Society of Wine   Educators

Accomplishments include:

  • Advanced Sommelier: Court of Master Sommeliers
  • Certified Wine Educator: Society of Wine Educators
  • Accredited Bourgogne Educator via BIVB in Bourgogne
  • International Bordeaux Educator via CIVB in Bordeaux
  • Advanced Certificate (Distinction): Wine & Spirits Education Trust
  • Certified Wine Judge: American Wine Society
  • Wine Judges of Canada member

Judging assignments have taken him to:

  • Les Grands Concours du Monde (Strasbourg)
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition (London)
  • International Eastern Wine Competition
  • Finger Lakes International
  • Hudson Valley Wine Competition
  • Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition
  • International Pinot Challenge

Today, Schofield helps Store and Restaurant owners achieve their business goals faster and he helps consumers understand the vinous pleasures of the world.