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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.

Wieteke Teppema
Wieteke Teppema

Position: Commercial Director & Wine Buyer

Company: Drop Wine App

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Daphne Teremetz
Daphne Teremetz

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Waitrose

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Charlie Thomas
Charlie Thomas

Position: Gin School FOH Manager

Company: 58 and CO.

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Colin Thorne
Colin Thorne

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Vagabond Wines

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Simon Thorpe MW
Simon Thorpe MW

Position: Managing Director

Company: Thorman Hunt

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Nina Throsby
Nina Throsby

Position: Group Sommelier

Company: Kailis Hospitality Group

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Johnatan Tiffany
Johnatan Tiffany

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Majestic

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Harriet Tindal MW
Harriet Tindal MW

Position: Fine Wine Director

Company: Tindal Wine Merchants

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Meme Toor
Meme Toor

Company: Meme Loves Gin

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Robbie Toothill
Robbie Toothill

Company: Lay & Wheeler

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Rezi  Tsetskhladze
Rezi Tsetskhladze

Position:  Viticulturist-Winemaker and Communications & Marketing at MWM

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Phillip Tuck MW
Phillip Tuck MW

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Hatch Mansfield

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Francesca Turra
Francesca Turra

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Rosewood Hotel

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Toshio Ueno
Toshio Ueno

Position: Executive Instructor & Vice President

Company: International Sake School & Sake School of America

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Lado  Uzunashvili
Lado Uzunashvili

Position: Chief Winemaker, Director, Owner at Mukado Wines Ltd

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Michael Vachon
Michael Vachon

Position: Co-Founder

Company: Maverick Drinks

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Leah van Deventer
Leah van Deventer

Position: Writer & Educator

Company: Leah Van Deventer

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Janine  Van Zyl
Janine Van Zyl

Position: Account Executive

Company: First Pour Drinks

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Adamo Varbaro
Adamo Varbaro

Position: Events and Project Manager UKBG

Company: FastForward Bartending

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