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Tastings Panelist - Perry Fotopoulos
Perry Fotopoulos
Perry grew up in the wine industry, first selling fine wine in his family’s liquor store, while still in High School.
After DePaul, he curated the huge wine and spirits selection at Mainstreet in Countryside Il, where he was Certified by The Master Court of Sommeliers after being voted “Retail Wine Consultant of the Year” at the Midwest International Wine Exposition. Perry was Craig Goldwyn’s local wine merchant, and that’s how he became one of the first (and the youngest) judges at the Beverage Testing Institute.

Perry went on to create The Tasting Room & Randolph Wine Cellars and the Highball Lounge.
Currently Perry is Ambassador for C.O.R.E., Children of Restaurant Employees, a national 501(c)(3) supporting Food & Beverage Industry employees, providing immediate micro-grants to families in need.