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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.

Racheal Vaughan Jones
Racheal Vaughan Jones

Position: Drinks SME Expert

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Dirceu Vianna Junior MW
Dirceu Vianna Junior MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Camille Vidal
Camille Vidal

Position: Founder & Director

Company: La Maison Wellness

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Noah Villeneuve
Noah Villeneuve

Position: Portfolio Ambassador

Company: Kore Drinks

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Dion Wai
Dion Wai

Position: Wine & Bar Manager

Company: Raffles London at The OWO

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Shanteh Wale
Shanteh Wale

Position: Wine Reviewer

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Emma Walker
Emma Walker

Position: Master Blender

Company: Johnnie Walker

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Peter Wallbridge
Peter Wallbridge

Position: Wine Buying Manager

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Demetri Walters MW
Demetri Walters MW

Position: Independent Wine Consultant

Company: Demetri Walters Wine

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Janet Wang
Janet Wang

Position: Consultant

Company: Wine Peek, Author of Chineese Wine Renaissance

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Natalie Wang
Natalie Wang

Position: Communicator

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Natalie Wang
Natalie Wang

Position: Wine Journalist

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Ian Warborn-Jones
Ian Warborn-Jones

Position: Director / Co-founder

Company: Outliner Distilling

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Tom Ward
Tom Ward

Position: Owner & Founder

Company: The Wise Bartender

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Olivier Ward
Olivier Ward

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Journalist & Spirits Consultant

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Jean Wareing MW
Jean Wareing MW

Position: Marketing Wine

Company: Alliance Wine

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Claire Warner
Claire Warner

Position: Board Member

Company: Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

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