UWC Judges

Mike Reilly
Mike Reilly
CSW, Master of Wine candidate, wine technology entrepreneur
Mike Reilly

Mike's love of wine led him to pursue several wine credentials although he was not in the industry at the time. Mike has his CSW, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and is a Master of Wine candidate.  He has traveled the globe in the study of wine including all over California, Oregon, South America, Italy, France and Germany. For the last six years, Mike has been a partner and part of the leadership team at a technology firm called Wine Ring. Using patented, highly sophisticated machine learning algorithms and a form of AI technology, Wine Ring captures personal preferences and then identifies precisely which wines an individual or group of people will like, eliminating uncertainty in choosing wine.  Additionally, Mike has managed members of the curation team assignments, created tens of thousands of detailed wine tasting notes and records, and significantly contributed to the creation of Wine Ring's 55K wine brand, 17K wine geography and 9K wine grape data bases.