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MEET THE JUDGES

Recruited for their unrivalled expertise, the IWSC judges are at the heart of our awards

Our judges assess each wine or spirit methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of a mix of wine and spirit experts, such as leading sommeliers and distillers, influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, buyers, importers and distributors. The IWSC also runs an Associate Judging Programme in partnership with the WSET and Plumpton College, offering new industry talent the opportunity to gain judging experience. View the judges from 2019 below.

Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Winifred  Bowman
Winifred Bowman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Anne Brock
Anne Brock

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Ian Burrell
Ian Burrell

Posizione: Panel Judge

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John Cashman
John Cashman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Ian Chang
Ian Chang

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Kavalan

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Marie Cheong-Thong
Marie Cheong-Thong

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Dawn Davies MW
Dawn Davies MW

Posizione: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Azienda: Speciality Drinks

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Dhavall  Gandhi
Dhavall Gandhi

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Guy Hodcroft
Guy Hodcroft

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Peter Holland
Peter Holland

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Eddie Ludlow
Eddie Ludlow

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Tatiana Mann
Tatiana Mann

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Charles Maxwell
Charles Maxwell

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Arthur Nägele
Arthur Nägele

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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