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Doug Frost

Beverage Alcohol Resource
Managing Partner
Kansas City, MO
Doug Frost is a Kansas City author who writes and lectures about wine, beer and spirits. In 1991 he passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination and two years later became America’s eighth Master of Wine. He was the second person in history to complete both exams and more than two decades later he is still one of only four people in the world to have achieved both these remarkable distinctions. According to USA Today, "Frost likely knows as much as anyone in the world about how to make, market, serve and identify wines." The Wine Spectator has also bestowed the accolade of Master of Spirits on Mr. Frost, and he is one of the founders of BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource), considered by most industry professionals to be the preeminent education and examining body for the spirits and cocktail industry. He continues to teach and examine for BAR and within the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine programs; currently he serves as President of the Institute of Masters of Wine North America. Frost is the creator of an Emmy award-winning short series called Ferment Nation. He also appears as a featured judge on Public Television's The Winemakers, PBS's first nationally broadcast reality show. Frost is also the wine and spirits consultant for United Airlines worldwide, helping to select tens of thousands of cases of wines and spirits each year for service aboard the world’s most important worldwide carrier. He is the founder and director of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, a 16-year-old national competition, is head judge and founder of the Mid-American Wine Competition, in its eighth year, as well as the Washington Cup, a competition for American craft spirits. He has served for many years on the board of the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas. He serves as President of the board of the Institute of Masters of Wine North America. He consults with many retailers, restaurateurs, wineries and distillers in the realms of marketing, merchandising, sales, education and sensory perception. Frost lives with his wife and two children in Kansas City where he spends his spare time listening to his massive punk rock, vintage jazz and weird music collection.


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