About NTP

Committee Members

Current Members

Michael Blake

Team Lead, NTP Wine Selection, Web Design

Mike is an American Wine Society Member for 14 years, a Certified Sommelier, Certified Wine Judge, WSET Level 3 and CSW. He has judged Wine Maker Magazine, Pennsylvania Winery Association Wine Competition, and American Wine Society Conference Amateur and Commercial. He was Chapter Chair for 8 years and is currently Regional Ambassador of Eastern Massachusetts. He is the 2022, 2023 & 2024 National Tasting Project Coordinator.

Charlie Landino

NTP Assistant, NTP Wine Selection

Charlie is an enthusiastic wine lover, and taster, having been studying and exploring wine for 20 years through tastings, classes, and travel and the American Wine Society. He has been an American Wine Society member since 2007, is an AWS Certified Wine Judge since 2013, and is currently serving as chapter chair for the Hudson, MA chapter. He has attended 9 American Wine Society conferences, judged wines at the American Wine Society Amateur and Commercial competitions, and judged at Winemaker Magazine for four years. He is also a certified French Wine Scholar by the Wine Scholar Guild and has completed the WSET level 2 and the Italian Wine Scholar Prep course from the Wine Scholar Guild.

Debbie Sayles

Web & Education Reviewer

Debbie’s adventures with American Wine Society began in 2016 in Central Massachusetts. The monthly chapter meetings enhance her novice enjoyment of wine. Debbie has attended all NTP and conferences offered since her enrollment. Inspired to expand in the area Debbie founded the Princeton Uncorked Chapter in 2018. She has led chapter meetings including NTP with enthusiasm. Previously, when asked what her favorite wine was, Debbie would reply “dry red”. Now, if asked, she might reply, “it depends on my mood”. Cheers.

Jeanna Boothe

NTP Assistant, NTP Food & Wine Pairings

Jeanna is an AWS member for 8 years and currently in year two of the AWS Wine Judge Certification Program.  She completed WSET 2 with merit in 2023.   Her wine judging got started with an opportunity at the Tennessee State Fair Wine Competition in 2023.  Jeanna enjoys traveling and particularly likes to travel to wine regions around the world.  Wine centric trips include: California, Italy, Portugal and Spain with upcoming scheduled wine region trips to Chile, Argentina and France.  Jeanna has been an active member of the North Alabama Chapter of AWS and has served as Secretary and is currently serving as the chapter Programs Coordinator.

Leigh Boothe

NTP Assistant, NTP Food & Wine Pairings

Leigh has been an AWS member for 8 years and recently passed year one of the AWS Wine Judge Certification Program. He has judged the Tennessee State Fair Wine Competition. Leigh is an avid wine and food lover, having been studying wine through tastings, classes, and world travels to wine regions in California, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Chile and Argentina with an upcoming scheduled wine region trip to France. His love for pairing great wines with food led him to begin researching and cooking recipes from around the world as a way of “traveling” during the extended Covid shutdown. Leigh has been an active member of the North Alabama Chapter of AWS having served as the chapter Newsletter Publisher and current Facebook Administrator. He is also a member of multiple wine tasting groups outside of AWS.

Jennifer Perry

NTP Assistant, NTP Education

Jennifer has been a member of AWS since 2009, is a frequent presenter for the Indian Valley chapter and is a Regional Ambassador for Southeastern Pennsylvania. She has been an avid wine enthusiast and learner of all things wine for over a decade, having obtained her Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET Level 3 with Merit and is a current DipWSET student.  Excited to contribute her extensive wine knowledge further to AWS, she will be serving as Session Coordinator for the AWS National Conference. 

Jeff Fisher

NTP Assistant, NTP Education

Jeff has been an AWS Member since 2010, and he has been a member of his local executive board for most of that time.  He is an associate member of four additional AWS Chapters in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  He has been an AWS Certified Wine Judge since 2018. He also is an avid amateur winemaker, and he is currently #14 on the AWS All-Time Amateur Winemakers List.

Previous Project Coordinator

Sharyn Kervyn

  • ^Rhone Rangers 2016
  • ^Sustainable Organic, Biodynamic 2017
  • ^Portugal 2018
  • ^Napa Valley Vintners 2019
  • ^Washington Wines 2020
  • ^Croatia & Bosnia 2021