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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.

Adam  Wells
Adam Wells

Position: Drinks writer

Company: Cider Review Adam

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Rosemary Williams
Rosemary Williams

Position: Retail manager

Company: Laurent Perrier

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Nadia Williamson
Nadia Williamson

Position: Senior Wine Buyer

Company: Mark & Spencer

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Laura Willoughby
Laura Willoughby

Position: Founder

Company: Club Soda

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Howard Winn
Howard Winn

Position: Alcoholic Beverage Consultant

Company: Howard Winn Drinks Solution

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Ian  Wisniewski
Ian Wisniewski

Position: Spirits Writer

Company: Freelance

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Luke Wolfe
Luke Wolfe

Company: Agro-Pro Ltd

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Arabella Woodrow MW
Arabella Woodrow MW

Position: Wine Consultant

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Melissa  Worrall
Melissa Worrall

Position: Brand Manager

Company: Hallgarten & Novum Wines

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Klaus Wurm
Klaus Wurm

Company: Märkische Spezialitätenbrennerei KG

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Vaughan Yates
Vaughan Yates

Position: Founder

Company: The Virgin Mary Bar

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Tony Yip
Tony Yip

Position: Marketing Director

Company: VSF Wine Education

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Eric Zandona
Eric Zandona

Company: The American Distilling Institute

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Elvis Ziakos
Elvis Ziakos

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: TILA London Limited

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Eric Zwiebel MS
Eric Zwiebel MS

Position: Wine Director

Company: The Samling Hotel

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