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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.

Dhavall  Gandhi
Dhavall Gandhi

Position: Panel Judge

Company: The Lakes Distillery

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Lois Gauthier
Lois Gauthier

Position: Distilling and Liquid Innovation Manager

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Rebecca Gergely
Rebecca Gergely

Position: Panel Judge

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Gus Gluck
Gus Gluck

Company: GB Wine Shippers

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Colin Hampden-White
Colin Hampden-White

Position: Spirits Judging Committee Member

Company: The Three Drinkers

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Luke Harbor
Luke Harbor

Company: The PIG Hotels

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Jimmy Harris
Jimmy Harris

Company: Glassmates

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Sarah Heller MW
Sarah Heller MW

Position: Panel Judge

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Guy Hodcroft
Guy Hodcroft

Position: Panel Judge

Company: Bordeaux Index Fine Wines & Spirits

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Christopher Horridge
Christopher Horridge

Company: Face Field Marketing

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Matthew Horsley
Matthew Horsley

Company: The Wine Society

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John Hoskins MW
John Hoskins MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Company: The Old Bridge

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Alex Hunt MW
Alex Hunt MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Company: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Sandy Hyslop
Sandy Hyslop

Company: Chivas Brothers

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