World-Renowned Judges (2017)
BILL MAHONEY (NY USA)
Wine Manager, Premier Group Wine & Spirits
Bill Mahoney is the Wine Manager for Premium Wine & Spirits, one of the country’s largest independently owned wine retailers located in Buffalo, New York. Appearing regularly on local television, Bill also serves as company spokesperson for his store and two other locations that are members of the nationally recognized Premier Group. During his 22 year career with Premier, Bill has earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Wine Studies and traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, South Africa and the U.S. He has hosted California wine trips for AAA and The Travel Team and been featured in the Buffalo News as a locally acclaimed wine consultant. Bill has also been a professional wine judge in several competitions since 2003, is a frequent speaker on beverage alcohol retailing, and co-founded the Buffalo Wine Institute in 2006.