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Doug Frost

Master Sommelier

Master of Wine

Doug Frost is a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based right here in Kansas City, Missouri. He is one of four individuals in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, achieving his MS in 1991 and MW in 1993. 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 bestowed the accolade of Master of Spirits on Frost.  With Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour and David Wondrich, he created BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource) in 2005. He was awarded Beverage Innovator of the Year 2009 by Cheers Magazine, and he continues to teach and examine for BAR and within the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine programs. He is the author of three books, Uncorking Wine (1996), On Wine (2001), and Far From Ordinary: The Spanish Wine Guide (third edition 2009) and is a contributing editor of the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, 2020. Frost is the Emmy Award winning creator and host of the KCPT-TV hosted short series called FermentNation. He is also the founder and director of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, a twenty-year-old national competition, and he is Head Judge and founder of the Mid-American Wine Competition, in its thirteenth year.

Frost consults with many retailers, restaurateurs, wineries and distillers in the realms of marketing, merchandising, sales, education and sensory perception. He spends his spare time listening to his massive punk rock, vintage jazz and weird music collection.