THE PANEL CHAIR

The Panel Chair oversees the Panel Judges and act as a positive role model, sharing skills, knowledge and expertise with the rest of the judging team.

Their role includes establishing a benchmark for different medal scores, encouraging panel discussions before awarding each medal, and validating the panel’s scores for each wine or spirit judged.

Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Poste: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Nick Bielak
Nick Bielak

Poste: Chair Judge

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Poste: Chair Judge

Société: WSET

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Poste: Chair Judge

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Poste: Chair Judge

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Poste: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Poste: Chair Judge

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Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Poste: Chair Judge

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Matthieu Longuere MS
Matthieu Longuere MS

Poste: Panel Chair

Société: Le Cordon Bleu

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Richard Paterson
Richard Paterson

Poste: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Sebastian Payne MW
Sebastian Payne MW

Poste: Chair Judge

Société: The Wine Society

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Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw

Poste: Chair Judge

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