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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.

Amy  Armstrong
Amy Armstrong

Position: Founder

Company: Dry but Wet

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Polly  Balding
Polly Balding

Position: Key Account Manager

Company: Fentimans

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Samuel Boulton
Samuel Boulton

Position: Director

Company: Vanguard Bars LTD

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Matteo  Carretta
Matteo Carretta

Position: Director of mixology

Company: Claridge

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Irakli  Cholobargia
Irakli Cholobargia

Position: Marketing Consultant, Wines & Spirits

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Daniel  Crowther
Daniel Crowther

Position: Director

Company: Hedonist Drinks

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Harry Crowther
Harry Crowther

Position: Wine buyer

Company: Good Pair Days

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Enrique Gomez
Enrique Gomez

Position: Bar Operations Manager

Company: Sticks'n'Sushi

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Millie Gooch
Millie Gooch

Position: Panel Judge

Company: Sober Girl Society

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David Hodgson
David Hodgson

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Vinolo Ltd.

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Position: Panel Judge

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Narmeen Kamran
Narmeen Kamran

Position: Managing Director

Company: Desert Island Events

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Carmel  Kilcline
Carmel Kilcline

Position: Head of Technology BWS, soft drinks and juice

Company: M&S

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Jono  Le Feuvre
Jono Le Feuvre

Position: Online Content Producer

Company: Han Drinks Solo

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Josh  Linfitt
Josh Linfitt

Position: Bar manager

Company: Ugly butterfly

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Christine  Parkinson
Christine Parkinson

Position: Member of the Wine and Spirits Judging Committees

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Laura  Richards
Laura Richards

Position: Digital Content Editor, Club Oenologique

Company: Club Oenologique

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