UWC Judges

Jason Hedges
Jason Hedges
Spirits Director, Sommelier, Educator
Jason Hedges

Jason Hedges is a New York based wine and spirits professional. He previously ran the beverage programs for two Michelin-rated New York restaurants L'Ecole and Aldea.  He now heads up the bar program at Gotham Bar and Grill after spending two years in their wine department as a sommelier. He is a founding partner at Bar IQ (www.bar-iq.com), a full service consulting firm providing beverage solutions for the bar and restaurant industry. Jason is a “Bar Ready” graduate of the Beverage Alcohol Resource 5-Day Program, and a Court of Master Sommelier’s Certified Sommelier. He also teaches a course on distilled spirits and mixology at the ICC.