THE TASTING PANEL
Join our Tasting Panel as they walk you through Cameron Hughes Wine’s new releases. Each with something unique to offer, our panelists have extensive backgrounds in wine to break down each of the varietals and flavor profiles in a way that lets you know exactly what you’re getting in the bottle.
MEET THE VOICES
Jessica Kogan, Co-Founder
Jessica Kogan co-founded Cameron Hughes Wine at a time when no one was selling wine online. She moved from the world of fashion marketing with brands like Donna Karan, Elizabeth Arden, and Urban Decay into the digital wine space and never looked back. Over twenty years later, CH Wine remains a leader in Direct To Consumer wine sales — and Jessica continues to be a strategic powerhouse, now serving as the Chief Growth & Experience Officer at Vintage Wine Estates.
Katy Long, Director of International Wine
Katy Long is dedicated to exploring the Wine, Spirits, and Drinks industry in its many facets, through the lenses of marketing, hospitality, education, sales, and production. Katy’s passion for wine has driven her to attain degrees in Communications from New York University and Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, and she is currently pursuing her Masters of Wine certification.
Chris Lafleur, Sommeliers Creed
Chris LaFleur is a Sommelier with more than ten years of buying and selling fine wine in Toronto. A certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas and the International Sommelier Guild, he prides himself on being able to break down the tasting process for clients. Chris believes that in his tastings you’ll not only learn how and why to pair wine, where a particular wine fits in your collection, and how to find more wines you’ll love.
Zach Long, Winemaker
Zach Long, Chief Operating Officer at Vintage Wine Estates, has over 20 years experience in winemaking, with degrees in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) and a certification in Viticulture from the University of Purpan in Toulouse, France. He has worked vintages all over the winemaking world and focuses on terroir-driven quality, and sustainability in vineyards and wineries.