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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 every glass put in front of them methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of experts and influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, from buyers, importers and distributors to the specialists making and serving the drinks. View our judges below.

Nate Sorby
Nate Sorby

Position: Consultant and Brand Ambasador

Company: Elementary Brand Consultancy

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Igor Sotric
Igor Sotric

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: China Tang at Dorchester

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Simone Spagnioli
Simone Spagnioli

Position: Groups Bar Manager

Company: Inception Group

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Fabio Spinetti
Fabio Spinetti

Position: Director of Bars

Company: Rocco Forte Hotels

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Jeremy Stephens
Jeremy Stephens

Company: Cotswolds Distillery

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Kelly Stevenson
Kelly Stevenson

Position: Consultant

Company: JetVine Ltd

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Daniel Stojcic
Daniel Stojcic

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Estelle Manor

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Emma Stokes
Emma Stokes

Position: Spirits writer and judge

Company: Gin Monkey Ltd

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Christian Streatfield
Christian Streatfield

Position: Buying Manager - Wine & RTD

Company: Ocado

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Magda  Surguladze
Magda Surguladze

Position: Sommelier and Educator at ICR group

Company: ICR Food & Beverage

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Rachel Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Position: Liquid & Innovation Manager

Company: Warners distillery

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Noel  Sweeney
Noel Sweeney

Position: Consultant and Co-Founder

Company: Next Level Distillers

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Agnieszka Swiecka
Agnieszka Swiecka

Position: Head of Wine

Company: Mount St restaurant and the Audley

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Simone Sylvestre
Simone Sylvestre

Position: Business Development Manager

Company: Jeroboam

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Fionnuala Synnott
Fionnuala Synnott

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Alliance Wine

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Beverly Tabbron MW
Beverly Tabbron MW

Position: Wine Buyer - France & Head of Training & Education

Company: Hallgarten & Novum Wines

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Shannon Tebay
Shannon Tebay

Position: Beverage Director

Company: Outernet Live Venues

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