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Carl is currently the President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) (formerly the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA)), a trade group that helps promote the wine industry. He has served as Chairman of the July 2005-2012 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competitions sponsored by ASWA. Carl is also a past President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the German Wine Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Carl is a longstanding member of the American Wine Society (AWS) and an AWS-certified wine judge. As the current AWS Regional Vice President for Virginia, he assists in the formation of new chapters and supports current chapters through educational seminars.
He is also a founding member (1988) of the Nation’s Capital Chapter
of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine (KOV), an international
wine organization in which he holds the cadre title of Charge d’Affaires.
Carl has been an active member of the Dionysian International Wine
Society since 2002. He was a member of the Society of Wine Educators
from 1985 to 2008; further, he is a graduate of courses at the Austrian
Wine Academy (Rust-1998) and the German Wine Academy (Geisenheim-1999).
He is an honorary member of a number of international wine
organizations: the Slovenian Knighthood of Wines (Ljubljana-2003); the
Confraria del Cava Sant Sadurni (Barcelona-2006); the Federation Suisse
des Confreries Bachiques et Gastronomiques (Morges-2007); the Wine Guild
of the United Kingdom (London-2008) and the Confrerie Vinum Regum Rex
Vinorum de Tokaj (2010) and the Serbian Wine Brotherhood
Carl has participated as a judge in a number of annual wine competitions, specifically, the AWS commercial and amateur competitions (2000-2011); the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Farm Winery competitions; the former VWGA Virginia competition (2002/2003); the San Francisco Chronicle competition in Cloverdale, CA (2002-2012); the Wines of the South competition in Knoxville, TN (2004 & 2011); the New York Finger Lakes International Competition in Rochester, NY (2006/2008/2010-2012); the Grand Harvest ( 2012); and the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition (2007-2009&2011-2012) .
Carl travels extensively to wine regions in the United States, and has visited wine areas in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada.
Carl is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds Master Degrees in International Relations (American University) and Public Administration (George Washington University). He currently resides in Virginia.